PAPERS Resources

AAR Annual Meeting
Atlanta, GA
November 21-24, 2015

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Preliminary Program Book (MS Word Document)

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Program Units
AAR Status of Women in the Profession Committee and SBL Status of Women in the Profession Committee
Academic Relations Committee and Contingent Faculty Task Force
Academic Relations Committee and Public Understanding of Religion Committee
African Diaspora Religions Group
African Diaspora Religions Group and Indigenous Religious Traditions Group and Native Traditions in the Americas Group
African Religions Group
African Religions Group and African Association for the Study of Religion
African Religions Group and Anthropology of Religion Group and Religion, Colonialism and Postcolonialism Group and Religion, Film, and Visual Culture Group and World Christianity Group
African Religions Group and Lesbian-Feminist Issues and Religion Group and Religions, Social Conflict, and Peace Group
African Religions Group and Men, Masculinities, and Religion Group
Afro-American Religious History Group
Afro-American Religious History Group and Queer Studies in Religion Group and Religion and Sexuality Group and Religions, Social Conflict, and Peace Group
Animals and Religion Group
Animals and Religion Group and Contemplative Studies Group and Religion and Ecology Group and Space, Place, and Religion Group
Anthropology of Religion Group
Anthropology of Religion Group and Roman Catholic Studies Group
Arts Series
Arts, Film, Literature, Media, Popular Culture, Visual Culture, and Religion Cluster
Arts, Literature, and Religion Section
Arts, Literature, and Religion Section and Bioethics and Religion Group and Religion and Disability Studies Group and SBL Healthcare and Disability in the Ancient World Group
Asian North American Religion, Culture, and Society Group
Asian North American Religion, Culture, and Society Group and Law, Religion, and Culture Group and North American Hinduism Group and Religion and Migration Group
Augustine and Augustinianisms Group
Augustine and Augustinianisms Group and Scriptural Reasoning Group
Bible in Racial, Ethnic, and Indigenous Communities Group
Bible in Racial, Ethnic, and Indigenous Communities Group and Christian Spirituality Group and Music and Religion Group and Pentecostal-Charismatic Movements Group
Bible in Racial, Ethnic, and Indigenous Communities Group and SBL African-American Biblical Hermeneutics Section, and SBL LGBTI/Queer Hermeneutics Section
Bible, Theology, and Postmodernity Group
Bible, Theology, and Postmodernity Group and Kierkegaard, Religion, and Culture Group
Bioethics and Religion Group
Black Theology Group
Body and Religion Group
Body and Religion Group and Tillich: Issues in Theology, Religion, and Culture Group
Bonhoeffer: Theology and Social Analysis Group
Bonhoeffer: Theology and Social Analysis Group and SBL Theological Interpretation of Scripture Group
Buddhism in the West Group
Buddhism in the West Group and Contemplative Studies Group
Buddhism Section
Buddhism Section and Buddhist Critical––Constructive Reflection Group and Buddhist Philosophy Group and Feminist Theory and Religious Reflection Group
Buddhism Section and Buddhist Philosophy Group
Buddhism Section and Japanese Religions Group
Buddhism Section and Tibetan and Himalayan Religions Group
Buddhist Critical-Constructive Reflection Group and Moral Injury and Recovery in Religion, Society, and Culture Group
Buddhist Critical––Constructive Reflection Group
Buddhist Philosophy Group
Buddhist Philosophy Group and Yogācāra Studies Group
Childhood Studies and Religion Group
Chinese Christianities Seminar
Chinese Religions Group
Chinese Religions Group and Confucian Traditions Group and Daoist Studies Group and Religions in Chinese and Indian Cultures: A Comparative Perspective Group
Chinese Religions Group and Daoist Studies Group
Christian Spirituality Group
Christian Spirituality Group and Mysticism Group
Christian Systematic Theology Section
Christian Systematic Theology Section and Eastern Orthodox Studies Group and Middle Eastern Christianity Group and Roman Catholic Studies Group
Class, Religion, and Theology Group
Class, Religion, and Theology Group and SBL Poverty in the Biblical World Group
CO-SPONSORED SESSION: African Diaspora Religions Group and Native Traditions in the Americas Group
CO-SPONSORED SESSION: Afro-American Religious History Group and Theology of Martin Luther King Jr. Group
CO-SPONSORED SESSION: Animals and Religion Group and Western Esotericism Group
CO-SPONSORED SESSION: Animals and Religion Group, Religion, Colonialism, and Postcolonialism Group, and Religion and Ecology Group
CO-SPONSORED SESSION: Anthropology of Religion Group and Ritual Studies Group
CO-SPONSORED SESSION: Arts, Literature, and Religion Section, Bioethics and Religion Group, and Religion and Disability Studies Group
CO-SPONSORED SESSION: Buddhism in the West Group and Japanese Religions Group and Religion in the American West Group
CO-SPONSORED SESSION: Chinese Religions Group and Daoist Studies Group and Religions, Medicines, and Healing Group
CO-SPONSORED SESSION: Cognitive Science of Religion Group and Comparative Approaches to Religion and Violence Group
CO-SPONSORED SESSION: Cognitive Science of Religion Group and SBL Mind, Society, and Religion in the Biblical World Group and the International Association for the Cognitive Science of Religion
CO-SPONSORED SESSION: Cognitive Science of Religion Group and Transhumanism and Religion Group
CO-SPONSORED SESSION: Comparative Approaches to Religion and Violence Group and Religion and Ecology Group
CO-SPONSORED SESSION: Comparative Approaches to Religion and Violence Group and Religion, Holocaust, and Genocide Group Group
CO-SPONSORED SESSION: Comparative Religious Ethics Group and Yoga in Theory and Practice Group
CO-SPONSORED SESSION: Comparative Studies in Religion Section and Western Esotericism Group
CO-SPONSORED SESSION: Contemplative Studies Group and Yoga in Theory and Practice Group
CO-SPONSORED SESSION: Critical Approaches to Hip-Hop and Religion Group and Religion and Sexuality Group
CO-SPONSORED SESSION: Critical Approaches to Hip-Hop and Religion Group and Sociology of Religion Group
CO-SPONSORED SESSION: Critical Theory and Discourses on Religion Group and Indigenous Religious Traditions Group
CO-SPONSORED SESSION: Gay Men and Religion Group and Religion and Cities Group
CO-SPONSORED SESSION: Japanese Religions Group and Korean Religions Group
CO-SPONSORED SESSION: Latina/o Critical and Comparative Studies Group and Religion in Latin America and the Caribbean Group
CO-SPONSORED SESSION: Liberal Theologies Group and Transformative Scholarship and Pedagogy Group
CO-SPONSORED SESSION: Men, Masculinities, and Religion Group and Ritual Studies Group
CO-SPONSORED SESSION: Moral Injury and Recovery in Religion, Society, and Culture Group and Psychology, Culture, and Religion Group
CO-SPONSORED SESSION: New Religious Movements Group and Religion and Food Group
CO-SPONSORED SESSION: North American Religions Section and Religion, Media, and Culture Group
CO-SPONSORED SESSION: Religion and Ecology Group and Religion in Europe Group
CO-SPONSORED SESSION: Religion and Food Group and Western Esotericism Group
CO-SPONSORED SESSION: Religion and Humanism Group and Secularism and Secularity Group
CO-SPONSORED SESSION: Religion and Migration Group and Religion in Europe Group
CO-SPONSORED SESSION: Status of Women in the Profession Committee and Feminist Theory and Religious Reflection Group
CO-SPONSORED SESSION: Tantric Studies Group and Yoga in Theory and Practice Group
CO-SPONSORED SESSION: Teaching Religion Section and Society for the Arts in Religious and Theological Studies
CO-SPONSORED SESSION: Theology and Continental Philosophy Group and Yoga in Theory and Practice Group
CO-SPONSORED SESSION: Women and Religion Section and Moral Injury and Recovery in Religion, Society, and Culture Group
Cognitive Science of Religion and Religion, Affect, and Emotion Group and Science, Technology, and Religion Group and SBL Religious Experience in Antiquity Group
Cognitive Science of Religion Group
Comparative Approaches to Religion and Violence Group
Comparative Approaches to Religion and Violence Group and SBL Violence and Representations of Violence among Jews and Christians Group
Comparative Religious Ethics Group
Comparative Religious Ethics Group and Religion and Humanism Group
Comparative Studies in Religion Section
Comparative Studies in Religion Section and Comparative Theology Group
Comparative Theology Group
Confucian Traditions Group
Contemplative Studies Group
Contemplative Studies Group and Mysticism Group
Contemporary Islam Group
Contemporary Islam Group and Religion in Southeast Asia Group
Contemporary Pagan Studies Group
Contemporary Pagan Studies Group and Indigenous Religious Traditions Group
Critical Approaches to Hip-Hop and Religion Group
Critical Approaches to Hip-Hop and Religion Group and Music and Religion Group
Critical Approaches to Hip-Hop and Religion Group and Religion, Film, and Visual Culture Group
Critical Theory and Discourses on Religion Group
Critical Theory and Discourses on Religion Group and Cultural History of the Study of Religion Group
Cultural History of the Study of Religion Group
Cultural History of the Study of Religion Group and Religion, Affect, and Emotion Group
Daoist Studies Group
Death, Dying, and Beyond Group
Death, Dying, and Beyond Group and Religion and Popular Culture Group
Eastern Orthodox Studies Group
Eastern Orthodox Studies Group and Religion and Sexuality Group
Ecclesial Practices Group
Ecclesial Practices Group and the Society for the Study of Anglicanism
Ecclesiological Investigations Group
Ecclesiological Investigations Group and International Development and Religion Group and Liberation Theologies Group and Religion and Ecology Group and Religions, Social Conflict, and Peace Group and Roman Catholic Studies Group
Ecclesiological Investigations Group and Interreligious and Interfaith Studies Group and Vatican II Studies Group and SBL Jewish-Christian Dialogue and Sacred Texts Group
Economics and Capitalism in the Study of Buddhism Seminar
Emerging Church, Millennials, and Religion Seminar
Employment Workshops
Ethics Section
Ethics Section and Black Theology Group
Ethics Section and Comparative Approaches to Religion and Violence Group and Comparative Religious Ethics Group and Religion and Humanism Group
Evangelical Studies Group
Exploratory Sessions
Feminist Theory and Religious Reflection Group
Feminist Theory and Religious Reflection Group and Lesbian-Feminist Issues in Religion Group and Queer Studies in Religion Group and Theology and Continental Philosophy Group
Films
Folklore and Religion Seminar
Gay Men and Religion Group
Gay Men and Religion Group and Lesbian-Feminist Issues in Religion Group
Gay Men and Religion Group and Men, Masculinities, and Religion Group and Religion, Sport, and Play Group
Global Perspectives on Religion and HIV/AIDS Seminar
Global-Critical Philosophy of Religion Seminar
Graduate Student Committee
Hinduism Group
History of Christianity Section
History of Christianity Section and Latina/o Religion, Culture, and Society Group and Practical Theology Group and Transformative Scholarship and Pedagogy Group
Holmes Welch and the Study of Buddhism in Twentieth-Century China Seminar
Indigenous Religious Traditions Group
International Development and Religion Group
Interreligious and Interfaith Studies Group
Interreligious and Interfaith Studies Group and Quaker Studies Group
Interreligious Reflections on Immigration Seminar
Islam, Gender, Women Group
Islamic Mysticism Group
Jain Studies Group
Japanese Religions Group
Kierkegaard, Religion, and Culture Group
Kierkegaard, Religion, and Culture Group and Religious Conversion Group
Kierkegaard, Religion, and Culture Group and Yogācāra Studies Group
Korean Religions Group
Latina/o Critical and Comparative Studies Group
Latina/o Critical and Comparative Studies Group and Liberation Theologies Group and Religion in Latin America and the Caribbean Group
Latina/o Religion, Culture, and Society Group
Latina/o Religion, Culture, and Society Group and La Comunidad of Hispanic Scholars of Religion
Law, Religion, and Culture Group
Law, Religion, and Culture Group and Religion, Colonialism, and Postcolonialism Group
Law, Religion, and Culture Group and Secularism and Secularity Group
Lesbian-Feminist Issues and Religion Group
Liberal Theologies Group
Liberation Theologies Group
Liberation Theologies Group and Contingent Faculty Task Force
Martin Luther and Global Lutheran Traditions Group
Martin Luther and Global Lutheran Traditions Group and Religion, Holocaust, and Genocide Group
Material Islam Seminar
Men, Masculinities, and Religions Group
Middle Eastern Christianity Group
Middle Eastern Christianity Group and SBL Syriac Literature and Interpretations of Sacred Texts Section and SBL Religious Competition in Late Antiquity Section
Moral Injury and Recovery in Religion, Society, and Culture Group
Mormon Studies Group
Music and Religion Group
Music and Religion Group and Religion and Migration Group
Mysticism Group
Mysticism Group and Western Esotericism Group
Native Traditions in the Americas Group
New Perspectives on Religion in the Philippines Seminar
New Religious Movements Group
New Religious Movements Group and Religion and Food Group and Western Esotericism Group and European Society for the Study of Western Esotericism
Nineteenth Century Theology Group
Nineteenth Century Theology Group and Schleiermacher Group
North American Hinduism Group
North American Religions Section
North American Religions Section and African Diaspora Religions Group and Afro-American Religious History Group and Latina/o Critical-Comparative Studies Group
North American Religions Section and Latina/o Religion, Culture, and Society Group and Liberation Theologies Group and Theology of Martin Luther King Jr. Group
North American Religions Section and Mormon Studies Group and Ritual Studies Group
North American Religions Section and Psychology, Culture, and Religion Group and Religions, Medicines, and Healing Group and Secularism and Secularity Group
North American Religions Section and Religion and Popular Culture Group
North American Religions Section and Religion, Memory, History Group
Occupying Latino Male Bodies Seminar
Open and Relational Theologies Group
Pentecostal––Charismatic Movements Group
Philosophy and Religion Section and Body and Religion Group and Hinduism Group and Tantric Studies Group
Philosophy of Religion Section
Philosophy of Religion Section and Theology and Continental Philosophy Group
Platonism and Neoplatonism Group
Practical Theology Group
Practical Theology Group and Womanist Approaches to Religion and Society Group
Pragmatism and Empiricism in American Religious Thought Group
Program Committee and Regional Coordinators
Psychology, Culture, and Religion Group
QUAD-SPONSORED SESSION: Gay Men and Religion Group and Lesbian-Feminist Issues in Religion Group and Queer Studies in Religion Group and Religion and Science Fiction Group
Quaker Studies Group
Queer Studies in Religion Group
Queer Studies in Religion Group and Religion and Disability Studies Group
Qur'an Group
Reformed Theology and History Group
Reformed Theology and History Group and Wesleyan Studies Group
Religion and Cities Group
Religion and Disability Studies Group
Religion and Ecology Group
Religion and Ecology Group and Transformative Scholarship and Pedagogy Group
Religion and Food Group
Religion and Humanism Group
Religion and Migration Group
Religion and Politics Section
Religion and Politics Section and Critical Theory and Discourses on Religion Group and Cultural History of the Study of Religion Group and Religion, Colonialism, and Postcolonialism Group
Religion and Politics Section and International Development and Religion Group
Religion and Politics Section and Religion and Public Schools: International Perspectives Group
Religion and Popular Culture Group
Religion and Popular Culture Group and Religion and Science Fiction Group and Tibetan and Himalayan Religions Group and Yoga in Theory and Practice Group
Religion and Public Schools: International Perspectives Group
Religion and Science Fiction Group
Religion and Sexuality Group
Religion and the Social Sciences Section
Religion and the Social Sciences Section and Cognitive Science of Religion Group and Psychology, Culture, and Religion Group
Religion and the Social Sciences Section and Ecclesial Practices Group
Religion and the Social Sciences Section and Sociology of Religion Group
Religion and the Social Sciences Section, Teaching Religion Section, Women and Religion Section, African Diaspora Religions Group, Anthropology of Religion Group, Religion in Latin America and the Caribbean Group, and Sociology of Religion Group
Religion and US Empire Seminar
Religion in Europe Group
Religion in Latin America and the Caribbean Group
Religion in Premodern Europe and the Mediterranean Group
Religion in South Asia Section
Religion in South Asia Section and Hinduism Group
Religion in South Asia Section and Space, Place, and Religion Group
Religion in South Asia Section and Study of Islam Section and North American Hinduism Group and Sikh Studies Group
Religion in Southeast Asia Group
Religion in the American West Group
Religion, Affect, and Emotion Group
Religion, Colonialism, and Postcolonialism Group
Religion, Film, and Visual Culture Group
Religion, Holocaust, and Genocide Group
Religion, Media, and Culture Group
Religion, Media, and Culture Group and World Christianity Group
Religion, Memory, History Group
Religion, Sport, and Play Group
Religion, Sport, and Play Group and Yoga in Theory and Practice Group
Religions in Chinese and Indian Cultures: A Comparative Perspective Group
Religions, Medicines, and Healing Group
Religions, Social Conflict, and Peace Group
Religious Conversions Group
Responsible Research Practices Seminar
Ricoeur Group
Ritual Studies Group
Ritual Studies Group and Western Esotericism Group
Roman Catholic Studies Group
Sacred Texts and Ethics Group
Schleiermacher Group
Science, Technology, and Religion Group
Scriptural Reasoning Group
Secularism and Secularity Group
Sikh Studies Group
Social Theory and Religion Cluster
Sociology of Religion Group
Sociology of Religion Group and <i>Critical Research on Religion</i>
Space, Place, and Religion Group
Stand-alone MA Programs in Religion Seminar
Status of LBGTIQ, Persons with Disabilities, Racial and Ethnic Minorities, and Women in the Profession Committees
Status of Racial and Ethnic Minorities in the Profession Committee and Status of Women in the Profession Committee
Student Lounge Roundtable
Study of Islam Section
Study of Islam Section and Animals and Religion Group
Study of Islam Section and Contemporary Islam Group and Islamic Mysticism Group and Islam, Gender, Women Group and Qur'an Group
Study of Judaism Section
Tantric Studies Group
Tantric Studies Group and Tibetan and Himalayan Religions Group
Teaching Religion Section
Teaching Religion Section and North American Hinduism Group
Teaching Religion Section and Qur'an Group
Teaching Religion Section and Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion
Theology and Continental Philosophy Group
Theology and Religious Reflection Section
Theology and Religious Reflection Section and Asian North American Religion, Culture and Society Group and Women of Color Scholarship, Teaching, and Activism Group
Theology and Religious Reflection Section and Black Theology Group and Bonhoeffer: Theology and Social Analysis Group and Christian Theological Research Fellowship
Theology and Religious Reflection Section and Class, Religion, and Theology Group and Liberation Theologies Group and Religion and Cities Group
Theology of Martin Luther King Jr. Group
Tibetan and Himalayan Religions Group
Tillich: Issues in Theology, Religion, and Culture Group
Traditions of Eastern Late Antiquity Group
Traditions of Eastern Late Antiquity Group and IQSA Qur'an and Late Antiquity Group
Traditions of Eastern Late Antiquity Group and SBL Religious World of Late Antiquity Group
Transformative Scholarship and Pedagogy Group
Transhumanism and Religion Group
Vatican II Studies Group
Video Gaming and Religion Seminar
Wesleyan Studies Group
Western Esotericism Group
Wildcard Session
Womanist Approaches to Religion and Society Group
Women and Religion Section
Women and Religion Section and Childhood Studies and Religion Group and Religion and Migration Group
Women and Religion Section and Men, Masculinities, and Religions Group and Religion in Southeast Asia Group
Women and Religion Section and Quaker Studies Group
Women and Religion Section and Religions, Medicines, and Healing Group
Women of Color Scholarship, Teaching, and Activism Group
World Christianity Group
Yoga in Theory and Practice Group
Yogācāra Studies Group