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AAR Annual Meeting
Boston, MA
November 18-21, 2017

Preliminary 2017 Annual Meeting Program (PDF)

Preliminary 2017 Annual Meeting Program (MS Word)

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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.
• Focusing on the retrieval and contemporary assimilation of issues of central interest to the field.

Our AAR sessions and panels are intended to expand dialogue, understanding, research, writing, and teaching in the area of spirituality in general, and of Christian spirituality in particular.

Call for Papers: 

The Christian Spirituality Unit welcomes proposals in the following areas:

• Spiritualities of the Reformation, in recognition of the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Reformation

• Evangelical spirituality

• Immigration and spirituality

• Contemporary material culture and spirituality

• Consideration of embodiment and lived religion, moving beyond texts in the study of spirituality

• Methodology and self-implication in the study of spirituality

We welcome proposals for both individual panels and papers in these areas.

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