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

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Schleiermacher Unit

Statement of Purpose: 

This unit promotes scholarship--from specialists and non-specialists alike--that critically engages the work of Friedrich Schleiermacher (1768-1834). We encourage historical, textual, and constructive analyses that open new lines of inquiry into Schleiermacher’s oeuvre and contribute to contemporary discussions in theology, religious studies, philosophy, ethics, and hermeneutics.

Call for Papers: 

Church as a Political Institution (Co-sponsored with the Bonhoeffer Unit and Religion, Social Conflict, and Peace Unit) -
We seek proposals that explore critically how Christian churches, organizations, or communities are redefining or could redefine their work as political agents. We ask also for proposals that help us understand how acting as political agents re-creates or redefines Christian groups. Proposals might address, more specifically, a public theological discourse; a public space in which Christian groups are or ought to be working; the risks/benefits of a particular kind of political agency. We invite especially proposals that, in addressing what it means for churches to function as political agents, refer to the thought of Friedrich Schleiermacher or Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

● What’s Next in Eco-Theologies? Diverse Christian Traditions Working Toward Sustainable Living -
Presenters will include Christiana Zenner, author of Just Water (Orbis, 2014, rev. ed. 2018); Melanie Harris, author of Ecowomanism (Orbis, 2017); Jim Brandt, contributing author to Schleiermacher and Sustainability (Westminster John Knox, 2018); and Cynthia Moe-Lobeda, author of Resisting Structural Evil (Fortress, 2013). Presenters will discuss how approaches to eco-theology are informed by particular Christian traditions, including Roman Catholic, Womanist, Reformed, and Lutheran traditions, respectively; and what those approaches could contribute to future eco-theologies that will advance sustainability. Presenters and audience members will have significant time to discuss the impact of continued climate change on a range of sustainability topics.

Method: 
PAPERS
Process: 
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