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

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Annual Meeting At-A-Glance (PDF)

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Christian Systematic Theology Unit

Statement of Purpose: 

This Unit promotes new constructive work in Christian systematic theology that is in dialogue with the historical Christian theological traditions on the one hand and with all aspects of the contemporary context on the other — intellectual movements, methodologies, multiple theological and religious perspectives, and ethical/social/political contexts.

Call for Papers: 

The Christian Systematic Theology Section invites proposals for individual papers or complete panels related to our theme of participation. We invite proposals to consider the nature of participation as deployed in Christian theology. We welcome both arguments for and against the use of participation as a theological category, as well as discussions making use of this category to advance substantive claims. We are especially interested in work that clearly indicates just what is meant by its use of the term, filling it out with specific and meaningful content.

Papers should be constructive or synthetic rather than merely historical or analytical in nature, but grounding in traditional texts and discussions is desired. We especially invite proposals related to the following sub-themes:

• Transformation (in God and in creatures), including justification and sanctification
• Christology
• Ecclesiology
• Sacraments
• Ethics (imitatio Christi)
• Suffering and embodiment as participation in Christ
• Theological participation applied to political participation and/or issues of social justice
• Exclusion within / from the Christian community
• Epistemology
• Eschatology
• Conversations with Orthodoxy (synergy, theosis)

Method: 
PAPERS
Process: 
Proposals are anonymous to chairs and steering committee members until after final acceptance/rejection
Leadership: 
ChairSteering Committee