2014 Events of Interest

Tillich AAR Group Call for Papers — *** PAST DUE ***

The American Academy of Religion Group “Tillich: Issues in Theology, Religion, and Culture” welcomes proposals for its sessions at the Annual Meeting of the AAR in San Diego, 22–25 November 2014.

Statement of Purpose:
This Group fosters scholarship and scholarly exchanges that analyze, criticize, and interpret the thought or impact of Paul Tillich (1886–1965) and that use his thought — or use revisions of or reactions against his thought — to deal with contemporary issues in theology, religion, ethics, or the political, social, psychotherapeutic, scientific, or artistic spheres of human culture. We cooperate with the North American Paul Tillich Society (a Related Scholarly Organization of the AAR), which is linked with the German, French, and other Tillich societies. Papers at our sessions are published in the Society’s quarterly Bulletin without prejudice to their also appearing elsewhere.

Call for Papers:
Paul Tillich’s theology contribution was distinctive in the twentieth century in the extent to which he recognized that theology must respond to its contemporary situation. In his Systematic Theology as well as his writings in theology of culture (and his sermons), Tillich sought to correlate the substance of the Christian message to the questions of his context.

In 2014 the AAR Tillich Group invites proposals for papers and/or panels that take up Tillich’s legacy and reassess correlational theology for the twenty-first century. As new situations pose new questions, what are the theological resources available to a contemporary Tillichian? Is the method of correlation still viable at all, given the rise of liberation and contextual theologies? We welcome proposals that engage any aspect of Tillich’s thought and/or that address contemporary concerns.

We also welcome proposals that explore how Paul Tillich’s thought may be used in constructive and creative ways to engage a theology of the arts that sees the arts not merely as a medium for theological reflection but rather a generative source for theological thinking about, and engagement with, the natural and cultural worlds.

In addition, we seek papers addressing love, eros, desire, sexuality and pornography in relation to the work of Paul Tillich (for a cosponsored session with the Queer Studies in Religion Group).

PAPERS: Please go to aarweb.org. There you will find PAPERS, the AAR Call for Papers Submission System that provides complete instructions about submitting a proposal. A 150 word abstract and a 1,000 word proposal are evaluated by the Program Unit Leadership and due by March 3, 2014.

Proposer names are visible to chairs but anonymous to steering committee members


Sharon Peebles Burch, spburch@att.net
Stephen G. Ray, stephen.ray@garrett.edu

Steering Committee
Adam Pryor, pryoraw@bethanylb.edu
Courtney Wilder, wilder@midlandu.edu
Loye Ashton, lashton@tougaloo.edu
Stephen Butler Murray, revdrmurray@yahoo.com

DPTG Annual Meeting 2014

Christian Danz of the Deutsche Paul-Tillich-Gesellschaft has provided the program of the of the annual meeting of the DPTG (11 – 13 April 2014, Tutzing). Click here for the program.

The NAPTS 2014 Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting of the North American Paul Tillich Society will take place in San Diego, California, November 21st and 22nd, 2014. The meeting will be held in conjunction with the AAR & SBL Annual Meetings, November 22–25, 2014.