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

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Martin Luther and Global Lutheran Traditions Unit

Statement of Purpose: 

This Unit seeks to provide an avenue for a comprehensive conversation on both Lutheran history and thought in the global context. In so doing, it is able to draw on an immensely rich tradition that goes far beyond Lutheran parochial interests as it includes the relationship to other Christian traditions as well as cultures in the global South.

Call for Papers: 

In 2018 the 70th Anniversary of the Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations will be celebrated. The preamble to this document points to a global aspiration of a common good shaped by freedom, justice and peace. In the 1518 Heidelberg Disputation, Luther states that a theologian of the cross calls a thing what it is. In this year’s call for papers we invite reflections that contest global manipulation of freedom, justice and peace to the benefit of certain actors and at the cost of others. We are especially interested in vantage points that illumine the misuse of Reformation themes and offer a corrective in service of a common good that is publicly accountable and theologically sound.
Martin Luther and the Global Lutheran Traditions Unit together with the Wesleyan Studies Unit invite proposals for a co-chaired session at the 2018 AAR:

• Lutheran and Wesleyan/Methodist faith traditions have both experienced strained unity, if not division, at regional, national and global levels over issues about human sexuality as well as other contemporary issues. We invite papers that explore how these two traditions experience and deal with these issues, and address the manner in which historic, moral, doctrinal, and polity commitments (including ecclesiologies) offer different nuances to these tensions. We are especially interested in papers that address this from a global, queer or other perspectives with attention to the themes of holiness and unity.

the normal online system for submitting proposal
Proposer names are visible to chairs but anonymous to steering committee members
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