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St. Paul May 2014 Paper Proposals Due Soon
Doctrine and the Practice of the Church
Symposium on Ecclesiology and Ethnography
May 19-20 at Luther Seminary, Saint Paul MN
It has been common to talk about theologies of the Church as being either ‘from above’ or ‘from below’. From above refers to a formal doctrinal discussion of the Church while from below implies an empirically or historically-based ecclesiology. This kind of distinction between different kinds of theological method is increasingly coming into question as doctrinal approaches are seen as being located in lived ecclesial traditions and history and experience is read as an arena for the performance of doctrine. Particular focus on 21st century missional challenges especially welcome (e.g. globalization, pluralism, secularism, climate change, poverty/inequality, immigration/migration, etc.) The 2014 USA Symposium on Doctrine and the Practice of the Church seeks proposals for papers that explore the dynamic relationship between the theological and the lived and historical as part of God’s mission in and through the church for the sake of the world.
This symposium is part of the Ecclesiology and Ethnography network, which seeks to draw together scholars working with theologically orientated approaches to qualitative research on the Christian Church. We encourage single and multi-authored papers. All papers are due May 4, 2014. Papers will be circulated prior to the event to enhance conference conversations and interaction.
Established scholars, doctoral students as well as pastoral theologians working in church settings are welcome to propose papers. Proposals due: December 15, 2013. Abstract and title (no more than 500 words), along with contact information should be sent to Prof. Christian Scharen (email@example.com).
Please Note: The conference will underwrite local expenses (food, lodging) while conference attendees will need to source their travel costs to and from the conference.
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The new Journal Ecclesial Practices is due out any day. Please could you get your libraries to sign up. http://www.brill.com/products/journal/ecclesial-practices
Dates for Durham Conference 16-18 Sept