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Denver, CO
November 17-20, 2018

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Comparative Theology Unit and Scriptural Reasoning Unit

Call for Papers: 

Scriptural Reasoning and Comparative Theology

Since the 1990’s two creative and innovative interreligious practices have emerged: Scriptural Reasoning and comparative theology, both of which place the reading of texts at the center of interreligious learning, though they do so in a different vein. Comparative theology is a solitary studious enterprise, while Scriptural Reasoning is a communal conversational practice. Scriptural Reasoning places sacred scriptures at the heart of its practice, while comparative theology focuses on theological and philosophical treatises. We welcome papers or panel proposals that examine the relation between comparative theology and Scriptural Reasoning. What are their different methods, hermeneutics, or theological approaches? What sort of knowledge does each produce? How do they challenge or complement one another? And how do they relate to other disciplines like the theologies of religions or the academic study of religion?

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