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

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Quaker Studies Unit

Statement of Purpose: 

The Quaker Studies Unit seeks to advance critical scholarship of Quakerism and sub-fields that interact with Quaker history, practice and thought. This Unit is particularly focused on interdisciplinary analyses of Quakerism in its global contexts and the breadth of its theological diversity. Quaker Studies includes the variety of religious traditions that derive from the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), as well as the spiritual and social movements and practices that claim Quaker influence.

Call for Papers: 

● Ecotheology and Global Quakerism -

Ecologists, environmental ethicists, and eco-theologians have shown how the Majority World is most susceptible to the impacts of climate change and environmental degradation. It is also in global communities where many creative efforts of sustainability and remediation are being tested. Quakerism is a global religion, with the majority of its membership outside of Western countries, and is theologically diverse among all its traditions. However, despite the theological and cultural diversity of Quakerism, the 2012 Kabarak Call for Peace and Ecojustice (https://quakersandclimate.files.wordpress.com/2016/08/kabarak-call-for-p...) represents the United, global focus of Quakerism on environmental justice. This session invites papers from practitioners and theorists on Majority World practices for ecotheology and sustainability as they relate to global Quakerism. This session seeks to be interdisciplinary and globally inclusive.

Gender and Class in Quakerism and Pentecostal-Charismatic Movements (Co-sponsored session with Pentecostal-Charismatic Movements Unit) -
This session seeks proposals that address gender and class in Pentecostalism or Revivalism in conversation with Quaker history or theology.

● Global Quaker Pneumatologies -
In the late 20th century Pneumatology as a rigorous theological field has flourished in Protestant theology. The life of the Spirit has implications for ecclesiology, politics, theologies of liberation, the work of God in the world, social justice, Christian renewal, and the relationships between individuals and communities. Pneumatologies vary by culture and tradition, which provides important points for comparison revealing larger implications for the field of Pneumatology. This sessions seeks papers on Quaker Pneumatology that are comparative across various multiplicities (denominational, geographic, etc.) and intercultural. It welcomes submissions from praxiological and theoretical methodologies.

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