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North American Paul Tillich Society

Call for Proposals

For its 2022 Annual Meeting, the North American Paul Tillich Society seeks papers for the study of the Christology of Paul Tillich. The study can be localized into, but not limited by, the four following different fields:

1. The comparison or discussion with other contemporary theological visions on Christology within Christianity.
2. Working through the enduring significance of the tension between the historical Jesus and the believed Christ in Tillich’s work.
3. The Interreligious debate on the meaning of Jesus Christ and his significance for salvation, as well as whether this aspect of Tillich's thought is in tension with his staunch metaphysical claim that God is being itself, not a being. Religious pluralists, comparative and interreligious theologians would be welcome!
4. The practical significance and values of the contended Christology of Paul Tillich to the world today.

Apart from the Christology of Paul Tillich, papers on other generic themes which are timely and intended to advance the contemporary development of Tillichian studies are also welcomed.

To propose a paper for one of these panels, please submit an abstract of no more than 350 words and a resume to Ilona Nord (, no later than May 1, 2022.

Authors of accepted papers will be notified by May 20, 2022. Submissions of a proposal indicates agreement to submit a full paper draft by November 1st for pre-circulation among the Society members in preparation for the panels. Panel presentation durations will be limited in order to privilege time for Q&A and discussion of the pre-circulated papers.



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Review Process

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