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Philosophy of Religion

2022 Call for Papers

Nathaniel Holmes, Florida Memorial University(FL)

Michael McGravey, Elms College (MA)  

The Philosophy of Religion section welcomes all proposals concerning issues in the philosophy of religion or in philosophical theology.  Preference will be given to proposals related to the conference theme, “Why We Can’t Wait:” Racism and the Church. Topics could include (but are no means limited to):

  • ·       Epistemology, Metaphysics, & Philosophy of Race
  • ·       Race and Epistemologies of Ignorance
  • ·       Embodiment, Race, and the Church
  • ·       Theological Resources to Address Effects of Violence and Injustice
  • ·       Continental Philosophy, Race, and Black Lives Matter
  • ·       The Lasing Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Philosophical and Theological Writings
  • ·       Philosophy of Religion & Narrative


We also welcome discussions centered on contemporary theological and philosophical authors addressing race, racism, and the Church.  Panelists may consider submitting papers focused on 

  • ·       Olga M. Segura’s Birth of a Movement: Black Lives Matter and the Catholic Church (2021),
  • ·       Johanna C. Luttrell’s White People and Black Lives Matter: Ignorance, Empathy, and Justice (2020),
  • ·       Jens Johansson and Kristopher Baumgartner’s Marxist-Humanist in the Present Moment: Reflections on Theory and Practice in Light of the COVID-19 Pandemic and the Black Lives Matter Uprisings (2021),
  • ·       Terrence J. Johnson We Testify with Our Lives: How Religion Transformed Radical Thought from Black Power to Black Lives Matter (2021),
  • ·       George Yancy, Black Bodies, White Gazes: The Continuing Significance of Race (2008)
  • ·       and/or J. Kameron Carter’s Race: A Theological Account (2008).


Please submit a proposal of 300 words in the body of an e-mail message directed to both conveners. Include your institutional affiliation (if any), contact information, and current status in academia along with your proposal.

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