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Nineteenth Century Theology Unit and Schleiermacher Unit

Call for Proposals

Theological System-Building: Doctrine, Method, and Context

Friedrich Schleiermacher’s Glaubenslehre, first published in 1821/22, was a turning point that ushered in the modern development of theological system-building, even among theologians who disagreed with his approach. As part of their efforts to expand on and engage with Schleiermacher’s method and work, theologians wrote systematic works on both sides of the Atlantic. Those texts also reflected the role of religious consciousness for scientific theology. 
Papers may cover any topic related to the theme of theological system-building in a global context from 1800 to 1914. We welcome submissions representing philosophical, theological, and historical approaches. For example, proposals might examine comparisons of thought systems or theology as a system or analyze specific issues such as theology as science, philosophical influences, the social contexts of theological systems, and syntheses of system-building processes.



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