ACU’s 2019 International Conference on Comparative Theology is now seeking paper submissions from junior and senior scholars.

Conference themes

Prospective presenters should engage one of the following four key streams in light of the overall conference theme of religious identity.

1. Comparative theology

Hermeneutical and methodological issues in comparative theology or theology in general (eg, theologies of world religions, theologies of religious pluralism etc).

2. Interreligious learning

The intersection of comparative theology with interreligious learning and/or interfaith dialogue.

This stream especially welcomes contributions on the pedagogies of interreligious encounter (interfaith education, education in a multi-faith context, education in a dialogical context etc).

In addition, the stream includes the intersection of comparative theology with scriptural reasoning.

3. Sacred texts, liturgies and literature

An in-depth analysis and comparison of sacred texts, literature or liturgical rites from two discrete religious traditions. See, for example, Professor Clooney’s Hindu God, Christian God (2001, OUP), which offers a careful study of key ideas common to the Hindu and Christian religious traditions.

4. Comparative theology as performance

This stream welcomes papers from theorists and practitioners across the fields of music, art, poetry, cinema and theatre etc. Papers in this stream must contain a component of comparative theology or interreligious learning.

Preparing your proposal

Proposals should be 200 to 300 words in length. Please submit your proposal by Friday 15 February 2019, indicating the stream in which you wish to present.

Presentations should occupy no more than 25 minutes (2,500 words maximum).

Selected presentations from the conference will later be published in an edited volume.

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