Wesleyan Theological Society Annual Conference 2012

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WESLEYAN THEOLOGICAL SOCIETY\r\n\r\nOn Faith(s): The Wesleyan Tradition and the World’s Religions \r\n\r\nAnnual Conference\r\n\r\nMarch 2-3, 2012\r\n\r\nTrevecca Nazarene University, Nashville, TN\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nPlenary Session Speaker: Amos Yong, J. Rodman Williams Professor of Theology and Director of Doctor of Philosophy Program, Regent University.\r\n

Presidential Address: Dr. Elaine A. Heath, McCresless Associate Professor of Evangelism, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University

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A Call for Papers

\r\nPapers are invited on the general theme of the Church’s encounters with people of other religious traditions, and particularly on the possible contributions that the Wesleyan theological tradition may make toward interpreting such encounters. Topics might include:\r\n

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  • Exploration of biblical passages or themes that address peoples’ religious practices outside of Israel or the Church
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  • John Wesley’s own attitudes toward people of other religious traditions, as expressed in his sermons and letters
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  • Contemporary critiques of the category of ‘religion’
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  • The Church’s mission among other religious communities’ ‘missions’
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  • The nature, possibilities and limitations of interreligious dialogue
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  • Reformulations of Christology in the context of interreligious encounter
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  • Other religious traditions and the biblical category of idolatry
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  • The relative usefulness of the doctrine of prevenient grace in relation to other religious traditions
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  • Examination of the nature of ‘religious experience’ as described or testified to by people of other religious traditions
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  • History and critique of traditional formulations of Christianity’s relationship to other traditions
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  • Possibilities and limitations in Christian cooperation with people of other traditions
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  • Pneumatology and other religious traditions
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  • What Christians might learn from other traditions on matters such as prayer, meditation, ecological justice, compassion for the suffering, etc.
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  • Evangelism and other religious traditions
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\r\nCompleted paper proposal forms need to be sent to one of the section chairs by 1 September, 2011. See the WTS website for more information: http://wesley.nnu.edu/wts

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