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

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Martin Luther and Global Lutheran Traditions Unit and Sacred Texts, Theory and Theological Construction Unit

Call for Papers: 

Planetary Promise in Global Lutheran Traditions: Reading Sacred and Scarred Texts -
We invite papers for an open call that wrestle with the complex interaction of studies of Global Lutheran Traditions, Sacred Texts, and our planetary crises. Biblical texts and theologies doing violence to these have been used for planetary destruction as well as planetary liberation and healing. And land itself serves as text bearing witness to those histories. Land is sacred and scarred in the wake of Christian colonialisms, ecological violence, and exploitation. This open papers session queries into eco-theological voices as sources for exploring the complex legacy of sacred and scarred texts that Global Lutheran Traditions carry with them. We extend a special invitation to scholars of sacred texts, biblical scholars, Indigenous scholars, and theologians working in the environmental humanities. Such papers might wrestle with contemporary themes in the environmental humanities: petrocultures, Indigenous studies, environmental racism and colonialism, eco-hermeneutics, critical animal, and plant studies, Anthropocene studies, queer ecology, affect theory, etc. These papers may also take a historical view, asking into the environmental history of Martin Luther and other Lutheran reformers or Global Lutheran Traditions. In essence, this session asks with Vítor Westhelle’s phrasing, what are the “planetary promises” that Global Lutheran Traditions bear with them?

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