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World Christianity Unit

Call for Proposals

The World Christianity Unit invites proposals concerning:

  • The relationship between climate catastrophe and local expressions of Christianity in the Global South or diasporic communities, with special attention to how Christians around the world understand, construct theologies, and act upon issues related to the environment and (global) interdependence
  • Global Christian responses to past and present pandemics
  • Lived religion within Global South megachurches, including but not limited to research on urbanization, innovative church and leadership models, and South-South network
  • Themes of power, conquest, victory, and justice within World Christianity, including but not limited to within communities promoting a prosperity gospel
  • Questions of violence, martyrdom, and hagiography pertaining to Christian communities worldwide, with respect to either contemporary or historical crises.

Statement of Purpose

This Unit seeks to explore the intercultural, interconfessional, and interreligious dynamics of Christianity as a world religion, bringing into conversation scholars in the disciplines of history, mission studies, ecumenical studies, theology, sociology of religion, anthropology of religion, and religious studies.

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As a rule, proposals are anonymous to chairs and steering committee members during review, but visible to chairs prior to final acceptance or rejection. Exceptions include special sessions, e.g. author-meets-critics sessions and some co-sponsored panels.

Review Process

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