Events of Interest

The NAPTS 2015 Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting of the North American Paul Tillich Society will take place in Atlanta, Georgia, beginning on November 20th, 2015. The meeting will be held in conjunction with the AAR & SBL Annual Meetings, November 21–24, 2015. See details here.

AAR 2015 Call for Papers — Due March 2, 2015

In honor of the 50th anniversary of Paul Tillich’s death on October 13, 1965, we call for papers that assess Tillich’s impact in a variety of areas, such as philosophical theology, religion and science, black theology, feminist theology, Asian theology, art(s) and religion, and popular culture.

We are also interested in papers that present an exploration of future possibilities for incorporating Tillich’s ideas. For example, in his last public lecture in Chicago he specifically stated that his hope for the future of Christian theology lay in its encounter with world religions. What progress has been made in interreligious dialogue, and what remains to be accomplished?

Papers that address other aspects of the range, diversity, and depth of Tillich’s thought, past, present, and future, are welcome.

We also welcome suggestions for roundtable sessions. A roundtable session has one announced theme and participants in the session address that theme but do not present separate formal papers. Please provide information about the theme under consideration, a list of participants? names and institutions of affiliation, the name of the person who will preside, and the name of the person(s) asked to respond (if applicable.)

More details to be found at:

NAPTS 2015 Call for Papers — Due April 1, 2015

In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Paul Tillich’s death and in honor of his enduring legacy, paper proposals for the 2015 Annual Meeting of the North American Paul Tillich Society in Atlanta, are welcomed on the following topics:

  1. First-person accounts of how Tillich has affected your own teaching;
  2. Tillich and Lutheran theology;
  3. Feminist appropriations and re-assessments of Tillich;
  4. Interdisciplinary engagements with and responses reflecting the legacy and enduring appeal of The Courage to Be.

Tillich-related papers on other themes will be seriously considered, with specific themes for sessions determined by the merit of the proposals received. Proposals submitted to the AAR Tillich Group that are not selected will also be considered with permission of the author.

Please send proposals by April 1 electronically to: Bryan Wagoner, Davis & Elkins College
Method of proposal submission: MS Word Attachments preferred

De Gruyter Open — Call for Book Proposals

De Gruyter Open, a part of De Gruyter publishing group, invites book proposals for the Open Access program on Theology and Religious Studies.

Especially welcome are proposals for the new series on: Hinduism, New Religious Movements and Philosophy of Religion.

More details to be found at:

DPTG Annual Meeting 2015

Christian Danz of the Deutsche Paul-Tillich-Gesellschaft has provided the program of the of the annual meeting of the DPTG (10 – 12 April 2015, Evangelische Akademie Bad Boll). Click here for the program with registration form.