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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.
• 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: 

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