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

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Eastern Orthodox Studies Unit and Religious Conversions Unit

Call for Papers: 

Turns and Returns: Conversions to and away from Eastern Orthodoxy
This panel brings together papers on religious conversions to and away from the multiple different families of Eastern Orthodox Christianity. Over the past decades, there has been a “turn to tradition” among North American Catholic and Protestant Christians who become Eastern Orthodox (Herbel 2013; Slagle 2011). In addition, post 1991, citizens of post-socialist countries have “returned” to Orthodoxy as part of a search for ethnic roots and new moralities, sometimes as part of an exploration of other options on the religious marketplace (Pelkmans 2009; Headley 2010). Both trends have sparked debates about distinctive Orthodox approaches to conversion, rooted in histories of missionization and theological anthropologies. We invite proposals for organized panels and individual papers from scholars of any religious tradition or none that illuminate contemporary conversions to and from Orthodoxy from theological, ethnographic, historical, or psychological perspectives, in Orthodox-majority or diaspora settings.

Method: 
PAPERS
Process: 
Proposals are anonymous to chairs and steering committee members during review, but visible to chairs prior to final acceptance or rejection
Leadership: 
ChairSteering Committee