Logos 2018
July 5, 2017 — 16:09

Author: Kenny Pearce  Category: News  Tags: , , , ,   Comments: 0

May 24-26, 2018 at the University of Notre Dame

Race, Gender, Ability, and Class: 

Expanding Conversations in Analytic Theology

Guest Co-Organizer: Michelle Panchuk

Over the past several decades, scholars working in biblical, theological and religious studies have increasingly paid attention to the substantive ways that our experiences and understanding of God and God’s relation to the world are structured by our experiences and concepts of race, gender, ability, and class. These personal and social identities and the intersections between them (for better or worse) serve as a hermeneutical lens for our interpretations of God, self, one another and our religious texts and traditions. However, these topics have not received nearly the same level of attention from analytic theologians and philosophers of religion, and so a wide range of important issues remain ripe for analytic treatment. For example, what implications do the social concerns of liberation theology have for the kinds of questions with which analytic theologians and philosophers have more typically been concerned, and vice versa? How might our understanding that suffering and trauma are often inflicted by unjust social structures and religious communities inform our response to the problem of evil? To what extent does the historical use of a particular doctrine as a tool of oppression bear on its truth? How should analytic philosophical explications of doctrinal loci (e.g. creation, incarnation and the imago Dei) shape our understanding and theology of race, ability, gender, and class, and vice-versa?  Do these identities circumscribe the kinds of religious experience or religious understanding that one is able or likely to have? The Logos 2018 Workshop will bring together analytic philosophers, scriptural scholars, and theologians/thealogians to discuss these and other aspects of the theological significance of personal and social identities.

To have your paper considered for presentation at Logos 2018, please submit an abstract of the paper or the paper itself no later than October 1, 2017. Other things being equal, preference will be given to those who submit full papers by the deadline. You will be notified by December 1, 2017 whether your paper has been provisionally accepted. Full acceptance will be conditional on submission of the full reading version of the paper by April 1, 2018. It is expected that papers presented at the Logos workshop will be works in progress that can benefit from the group discussion. Consequently, we ask that authors not submit papers that will be published before the conference has ended.

Please send Abstracts or Full Papers to:  logos@nd.edu

For more information, please visit: http://philreligion.nd.edu/calendar/annual-logos-workshop/

Young Scholars’ Workshop in Jewish Analytic Theology
February 4, 2015 — 9:33

Author: Matthew Mullins  Category: News  Tags: , , , ,   Comments: 0

Young Scholars Workshop
At the Herzl Institute, Jerusalem
December 14-23, 2015

Project directors: Yoram Hazony and Joshua Weinstein

The Jewish Philosophical Theology project invites applications from graduate students and recent PhDs for a Young Scholars Bible and Philosophy Workshop in Jerusalem on December 14-23, 2015. Up to 20 students will be accepted to the program, which will be conducted in English by Institute scholars and invited speakers. Participants will attend seminars on philosophical issues in Hebrew Bible as well as Talmud and Midrash (classical rabbinic stories), present response papers, and visit historic sites in Jerusalem.

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The Classical Theism Project
February 3, 2015 — 15:48

Author: Tim Pawl  Category: News  Tags: , ,   Comments: 0

Through the generous funding of the John Templeton Foundation, The Classical Theism Project invites applications for $3,000.00 summer research stipends and workshop participants (who will receive a stipend of $1,500.00).  Our project will investigate, using analytic methodology, the perennial conception of God within the major western monotheisms.

The workshop is from Thursday, July 30th through Saturday August 1st, 2015 and will be held at the University of St. Thomas (St. Paul, MN).  All funded participants will receive a stipend.  Committed participants include: Richard Cross, William Hasker, Eleonore Stump, Sandra Visser, Thomas Joseph White, OP, and Linda Zagzebski, in addition to the project leaders, Gloria Frost and Tim Pawl.  More information is available on our website:  https://classicaltheismproject.wordpress.com/

We are calling for applications both from scholars working on this topic, and also from seminary instructors who would like to learn more about Analytic Theology.  We encourage anyone interested in the topic to apply.  Applications are due March 1st. 

In addition, we are funding summer stipends for graduate students and faculty members who wish to spend the summer doing research for a paper, book chapter, or dissertation chapter on a topic related to classical theism.  We expect to give up to ten awards of $3,000.00.  Applications for stipends are also due March 1st.  More information about these stipends is available on our website:  https://classicaltheismproject.wordpress.com/stipends/

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about the workshop or stipends.  And please share this widely.  Thanks!