Call for Papers

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Call for Papers: Yale-Edinburgh Group

By driNovember 15th, 2018in Call for Papers

Diversity and Difference in Custom, Belief, and Practice in the History of Missions and World Christianity That World Christianity is diverse, goes without saying; and any serious study of the missionary movement from the West, inseparable from the history of World Christianity, reveals not only diversity, but evident, often deeply held and sometimes strongly asserted difference. Sometimes the causes of difference lie in the Christian histories of Europe or America; transported to Africa or Asia, the distinctions, even if losing their original significance, remained sources of organizational division within African or Asian churches. Within missions, differences of age or of social... More

Call for Papers: Mission Amid Global Crises

By driNovember 15th, 2018in Call for Papers

“Mission Amid Global Crises” 2019 Evangelical Missiological Society Theme Call for Papers Today perhaps more than ever before, global missionaries encounter numerous forms of crises and human suffering in the normal course of their work. Whether it’s poverty in Africa, a Tsunami in southeast Asia, human trafficking in India, or refugees in Europe and America, the likelihood that missionary efforts will intersect with some form of global crisis appears to be on the rise. What does this mean for mission theology and practice in the 21stcentury? How will these events shape the future of the church engaged in the missio Dei? These issues... More

Call for Papers: Korean Christianity

By driNovember 5th, 2018in Call for Papers, World Christianity

Call for Papers: UCLA 2019 Im Conference of Korean Christianity The UCLA Center for Korean Studies is pleased to announce that the 2019 Im Conference of Korean Christianity will be held at 10383 Bunche Hall on April 26 – 27, 2019. The conference aims to give scholars in all Korea-related and world-Christianity fields an opportunity to present their researches on Korean Christianity, especially on the topics related to (1) Christianity in North(ern) Korea (2) Colonialism and Christianity, 1910-1945, and (3) Christianity, Nation Building, and US-Korea Relations, 1945-1965. The papers dealing with the following issues and related issues are to be considered by the selecting committee—(1)... More

Call for Papers: Christianity and Social Activism in Chinese Societies

By driAugust 29th, 2018in Call for Papers, World Christianity

February 24-26, 2019 (arriving on 23rd and departing on 27th) Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA The Center on Religion and Chinese Society at Purdue University invites papers that examine the relationship between Christianity and social activism in Chinese societies. We welcome both scholarly research papers of empirical or historical studies and personal reflection papers by Christian social activists. Christianity is a minority religion in China, but one that has served as a catalyst for social change in China’s modernization. For instance, Christianity is closely associated with the introduction of modern education, modern medicine, modern press and media, modern charities and disaster relief, More

Call for Papers: II International Conference on Bartolomé de Las Casas

July 15-16 (Monday-Tuesday), 2019 Providence College, Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.A. The first International Conference, “Bartolomé de Las Casas, O.P.: History, Philosophy, and Theology in the Age of European Expansion,” held in 2016, was a landmark event for Lascasian scholarship. In response to this success, Providence College is pleased to invite interested scholars to our next gathering in 2019: “II International Conference on Bartolomé de Las Casas.” Conference organizers welcome academic presentations related to the life, labor, and legacy of Bartolomé de Las Casas. We especially encourage proposals that employ Las Casas as a prism for the interpretation of the interaction, expansion, culture, and ancestry... More

Call for Papers: Christianity in India

Call for Papers for a Double-volume Special Issue of Nidān The bi-annual, peer-reviewed and open access Journal “Nidān: International Journal for Indian Studies”, published from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban is pleased to announce a double-volume special issue on Christianity in India, to be published in July and December 2019 respectively. We elicit 8000 to 10,000 word-long original research articles on Christianity in India from scholars of different disciplinary backgrounds, using a variety of methodological approaches or a combination thereof, including anthropological, sociological, historical methods and literary analysis. Christians constitute approximately 3% of India’s population and self-define their identity and devotional practices... More

The Bartolomé de Las Casas Conference

“Las Casas in Hemispheric American Perspective: II International Conference on Bartolomé de Las Casas.” July 15-16 (Monday-Tuesday), 2019 Providence College, Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.A. The first International Conference, “Bartolomé de Las Casas, O.P.: History, Philosophy, and Theology in the Age of European Expansion,” held in 2016, was a landmark event for Lascasian scholarship. In response to this success, Providence College is pleased to invite interested scholars to our next gathering in 2019: “Las Casas in Hemispheric American Perspective: II International Conference on Bartolomé de Las Casas.” Conference organizers welcome academic presentations related to the life, labor, and legacy of Bartolomé de Las Casas in the... More

Currents, Perspectives, and Ethnographic Methodologies for World Christianity

2019 World Christianity Conference March 15–18, 2019 | Princeton Theological Seminary "CURRENTS, PERSPECTIVES, AND ETHNOGRAPHIC METHODOLOGIES FOR WORLD CHRISTIANITY” Call for Papers An International, Interdisciplinary Conference organized by The World Christianity & History of Religions Program (Dept. of History & Ecumenics) Princeton, New Jersey, USA Recent decades mark a watershed in World Christianity as an emerging academic field, its development into an interdisciplinary endeavor in particular. Reflection on the complexity of Christianity as a pluricultural, global phenomenon has been robust. As was highlighted by our 2018 conference, World Christianity as a field has been shaped in large part by its distinctive historiography and diverse methodologies. In... More

Call for Papers: Historical Monuments and Modern Society in China

By driMay 24th, 2018in Call for Papers

Attached please find the call for papers for an international conference, "Historical Monuments and Modern Society," to be held in Shanghai on December 1-2, 2018. This conference certainly bears relevance to missions and Christianity in the modern recovery of ancient sites around the world. Dong WANG, Ph.D., Ph.D. Director of Wellington Koo Institute for Modern China in World History Distinguished University Professor of History College of Liberal Arts Shanghai University; Research Associate (since 2002) Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies Harvard University Call for papers historical monuments and modern society May 13, 2018