Call for Papers: Liberation & Reconciliation through Latin America

Engaging Liberation and Reconciliation through Latin America
Duke Graduate Conference in Theology
March 20–21, 2020
Duke University | Durham NC
 
The sixth annual Duke Graduate Conference in Theology is pleased to invite proposals that engage the intersections of liberation, reconciliation, and Latin America. Proposals that engage these themes from a wide variety of disciplinary perspectives are welcomed including (but not limited to): systematic theology, liturgical studies, ethics, historical theology, world Christianity, political theology, and biblical studies. Strong proposals will also engage with experiences and voices from Latin American culture, people, and/or history.
Submission Guidelines
Please submit paper proposals of no more than 300 words by December 20. Proposals should be emailed as a .doc or docx to ​dgct2020@gmail.com​. Please include your name, institution, and degree program in the e-mail. Proposals will be evaluated anonymously by peer review. Notifications of acceptance will be distributed by December 31, and final, full manuscripts will be due on 12pm, Monday, March 9. Presenters will have 15-20 minutes to present their papers in faculty-moderated panels. For up-to-date information, please visit the conference website at sites.duke.edu/dgct2020​.
About the Conference and Theme
The Duke Graduate Conference in Theology provides an annual forum for graduate students from Duke and other institutions to promote and foster the exchange of ideas among those studying in various theological disciplines.
March 24, 2020 marks the 40​th​ anniversary of the martyrdom Saint Oscar Arnulfo Romero. During his time as Archbishop of San Salvador, Romero exhibited the rare and powerful combination of pastoral sensibility, theological attunement, and prophetic zeal, which he exercised on behalf of the poor and the oppressed people of El Salvador. The life of Romero is especially relevant today given current socio-political realities both in the U.S. and across the world, which make it seem almost impossible to pursue the work of liberation and reconciliation in tandem. The witness of Romero’s life and death continues to be a call for the church in Latin America and across the world to listen for the voice of Christ in the cries of the poor and the oppressed and to live in ways that bear witness to the liberating and reconciling work of Christ.

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