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AAR Annual Meeting
Denver, CO
November 17-20, 2018

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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: 

We seek proposals on these topics:

• A panel on the book Eco-Reformation: Grace and Hope for a Planet in Peril by Lisa Dahill
• The spirituality of the Psalms
• Spirituality and disability
• Spirituality and suffering
• Spirituality and end-of life issues
• Christian and indigenous spirituality (especially in the Western US)
• Ritual innovation and spirituality
• Aesthetics and spirituality

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