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AAR Annual Meeting
San Diego, CA
November 23-26, 2019

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Christian Spirituality Unit

Statement of Purpose: 

This Unit serves as a forum for scholars working in the interdisciplinary field of Christian spirituality. It is committed to the following:

• Developing, refining, and demonstrating appropriate methodologies for the academic study of spirituality.
• Exploring models for describing and facilitating interdisciplinary conversation on the nature of spirituality among religion scholars of all perspectives and religions.
• Initiating discussion in the field of global spirituality, both religious and secular.
• Articulating the connections between scholarship and spiritual practice.
• Ensuring diversity in denominational affiliation, gender, race, and ethnic backgrounds.

Call for Papers: 

The Christian Spirituality Program Unit is seeking proposals for papers on the following topics:


● Panel on Introducing Contemplative Studies by Louis Komjathy, for a possible co-sponsored session with the Contemplative Studies Program Unit

● Spirituality of pilgrimage

● Christian spirituality, borders, and bridges: refugee and immigration issues

● Interdisciplinary conversations: spirituality and the social science

● A spirituality of liberation (e.g., 50 years after the conference of bishops in Medellin and 30 years after the murder of Jesuits in El Salvador)

● Spirituality and water: ecological and sacramental perspectives

Method: 
PAPERS
Process: 
Proposer names are visible to chairs but anonymous to steering committee members
Leadership: 
ChairSteering Committee