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2010 Annual Meeting

Atlanta, GA

Meeting Begins11/20/2010
Meeting Ends11/23/2010

Call for Papers Opens: 12/15/2009
Call for Papers Closes: 3/1/2010

Requirements for Participation

Christian Theological Research Fellowship

Program Unit Type: Affiliate
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: Planning three sections again for 2010, we invite paper proposals for 2 of 3 sessions. 1) Identity and Difference in Theological Discourse: Race, Justice, and American Politics. Papers might offer theological reflections on the nature and meanings of “race” and/or “ethnicity”, from the angles of American politics, justice and biblical descriptions of neighbor, including generational differences in discussion of the so-called post-racial context and its implications for evangelical Christian practices. 2) Book Review - participants have already been solicited for this section. 3) Popular Music and Theology Papers should offer an appreciative theological criticism of compositions, performances, oeuvres, personae, or practices in the broad cultural sphere of popular music (rock, soul, hip-hop, folk, punk, pop, etc.). The most welcome papers will go beyond allusion-hunting and autobiographical fandom, moving toward probing the theological significance (and problems) of musical expression in these styles; cf. the problems suggested in this link from last year's program: Submissions will be considered for publication in a collection of essays on this theme.

Program Unit Chairs

A. K. M. Adam
Joy J. Moore

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