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Christian Spirituality Unit

Call for Proposals

The Christian Spirituality Program Unit is seeking proposals for papers on the following topics:

• The spirituality of academic labor/the #aarsolidarity movement.
• Spirituality resources for the challenges facing higher education.
• Apocalyptic spirituality.
• A session on the recently published The Routledge International Handbook of Spirituality in Society and the Professions.
• The AAR/SBL annual meeting as spiritual practice.
• Spirituality of texts in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
• Spirituality in times of political change.
• Spiritual dimensions of memory loss (i.e., Alzheimer’s, dementia, traumatic brain injury).

Statement of Purpose

This Unit serves as a forum for scholars working in the interdisciplinary field of Christian spirituality. It is committed to the following:

• Developing, refining, and demonstrating appropriate methodologies for the academic study of spirituality.
• Exploring models for describing and facilitating interdisciplinary conversation on the nature of spirituality among religion scholars of all perspectives and religions.
• Initiating discussion in the field of global spirituality, both religious and secular.
• Articulating the connections between scholarship and spiritual practice.
• Ensuring diversity in denominational affiliation, gender, race, and ethnic backgrounds.


Steering Committee Members



Review Process

Proposals are anonymous to chairs and steering committee members during review, but visible to chairs prior to final acceptance or rejection