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Christian Systematic Theology Unit

Call for Proposals

The Christian Systematic Theology Section invites proposals for individual papers or complete panels related to our theme of Creation and Creativity. Papers should be constructive rather than merely historical in nature, but grounding the arguments in pre-existing texts from various traditions and discussions is desired. We especially invite proposals related to the following sub-themes:

  • God the creator and the materiality of creation
  • Creation and incarnation, embodiment, and enfleshment
  • Bodies as created and creating: birthing, growing, dying
  • Divine and human makers: art, design, technology
  • Human labor, work, and care as participation in God’s work
  • Creation and providence
  • Creation and history
  • Nature and grace
  • The body of Christ, the hands of Christ: being the church
  • Creation and the Holy Spirit
  • Creation and disability/disablement
  • Creation as space, place, and land: belonging, dispossession, and migration
  • Endangered creation: climate catastrophe
  • Creation and eschatology
  • Paul Dafyyd Jones' Patience. Possible co-sponsorship with the Reformed Theology and History Unit


We also are planning a pre-arranged session on the academic and ecclesiological legacy of +Kallistos Ware (1935-2022). This session will be co-sponsored by the Ecclesiological Investigations unit and the Eastern Orthodox Studies Unit.

Statement of Purpose

This Unit promotes new constructive work in Christian systematic theology that is in dialogue with the historical Christian theological traditions on the one hand and with all aspects of the contemporary context on the other — intellectual movements, methodologies, multiple theological and religious perspectives, and ethical/social/political contexts.


Steering Committee Members





Review Process

Proposals are anonymous to chairs and steering committee members until after final acceptance/rejection