Durham Call for Papers and Registration Now Open

Ecclesial Practices

Symposium on Ecclesiology and Ethnography

16-18 September 2014

St John’s College, Durham

To celebrate the launch of our New Journal this year’s symposium will share the same title Ecclesial Practices. We welcome papers that explore the dynamic relationship between the theological and the lived in ecclesiology.

This symposium is part of the Ecclesiology and Ethnography network, which seeks to draw together scholars working with theological approaches to qualitative research on the Christian Church. We encourage single and multi-authored papers. All papers are to be circulated prior to the event to enhance conference conversations and interaction.

Established scholars, doctoral students as well as pastor/scholars working in church settings are welcome to propose papers. As per previous years there will be mix of plenary presentations and shorter papers. Proposals are due on June 1.  Please send your abstract and title (no more than 500 words), along with contact to Prof. Pete Ward <peter.ward@kcl.ac.uk>

The conference will run from lunchtime on the 16th until lunch on 18th Sept. We will be holding our usual folk music evening on the 17th.

Ensuite Room and all meals £177, Room with shared bathroom and all meals £157, Meals Only £101. There are a limited number of ensuite rooms available and these will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

To book your place email Prof. Pete Ward  <peter.ward@kcl.ac.uk>with your preferred option (ensuite, shared, or meals only)

Please note payment for the conference needs to be in cash or cheque payable on arrival.

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FREE ACCESS TO NEW JOURNAL!

We need to get libraries to sign up to the Ecclesial Practices Journal – so you can see how valuable it is Brill have a great offer of free access for individuals until Dec 2015 – check it out at http://www.brill.com/products/journal/ecclesial-practices35954

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2013 in review

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US Conference Deadline for Papers

St. Paul May 2014 Paper Proposals Due Soon

Details:
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 (cscharen001@luthersem.edu).

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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Graduate Conference at BU

Excited about an event happening in March you can get all the info at

http://www.bu.edu/cpt/graduate-conference/

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Pete Ward talks about the network

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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

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