The College Theology Society

 Serving Church and Academy Since 1954

Philosophy of Religion

2021 Call for Papers

Daniel Rober, Sacred Heart University (Connecticut)

Michael McGravey, Elms College (Massachusetts)  

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, "The Human in a Dehumanizing World: Re-Examining Theological Anthropology and Its Implications." Topics could include (but are no means limited to):

  • Dehumanization and Black Lives Matter, 2016-2021
  • Human identity in an era American border internment camps
  • Dehumanization in the arts, culture, and literature, especially those projects which engage philosophy and theology
  • Theological responses to transhumanism and cybernetics
  • Feminist philosophical anthropologies and their response to the historical and contemporary dehumanization of women
  • How Queer Theory in philosophy and beyond influences theological anthropologies
  • The influence of Friedrich Nietzsche and his interpreters to the discourse on dehumanization and anti-humanism
  • Postcolonial and decolonial thinkers and their relationship to dehumanization

Please submit a proposal of 300 words in the body of an e-mail message directed to both conveners no later than January 15, 2021. Include your institutional affiliation (if any), contact information, and current status in academia along with your proposal.

The College Theology Society is a registered, non-profit professional society and a Related Scholarly Organization of the American Academy of Religion.


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