The College Theology Society

 Serving Church and Academy Since 1954

Feminisms, Gender, and Theologies Section

2021 Call for Papers

Cynthia Cameron, Rivier University (NH)

Katherine Greiner, Carroll College (MT) 

In light of this year’s theme, “The Human in a Dehumanizing World: Re-Examining Theological Anthropology and Its Implications,” we invite submissions that reflect on this theme through the lens provided by our sectional focus: Feminisms, Gender, and Theologies.  

Some topics might include: 

  • Proposals for re-appropriations of the traditional foci of theological anthropology (creation ex nihilo, imago Dei, sin, grace, soteriology, eschatology) in light of dehumanization based on gender and other forms of discrimination, including oppressions rooted in homophobia and transphobia.
  • Constructive theological responses to the experiences of dehumanization in light of gender and other forms of discrimination.
  • Theological considerations of feminicides and violence against women, particularly considering the intersections of gender, race, and other systemic oppressions, such as violence against indigenous women, transwomen, and women of color.
  • Intersectional analyses of the experiences of dehumanization at the hands of the Church and Church-related institutions.
  • Analyses of Vatican and other Church documents, such as Male and Female He Created Them: Toward a Path of Dialogue on the Question of Gender Theory in Education (Congregation for Catholic Education) or Pope Francis’ new encyclical Fratelli Tutti.

We would also welcome proposals for panels of papers and/or book panels related to this year’s theme viewed through the lens of Feminisms, Gender, and Theology.  Submissions on topics unrelated to the theme will also be considered.

Proposal should be 250-500 words in length and include one’s current institutional affiliation and position.  Proposals should be emailed by January 15, 2021 to both conveners.  Scholars will be notified of the status of their proposals by mid-February.


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