Call for Papers

We here at the Center for Global Christianity and Mission sometimes get calls for papers that might be of interest to some of our viewers. They will be posted on this page as we get them. If YOU get a Call for Papers that you do not see appear here but that you think people in this community might be interested in, please email it to cgcm@bu.edu for posting.

Call for Articles: The Asian Journal of Pentecostal Studies

Call For Articles For The Asian Journal of Pentecostal Studies for the August 2023 Edition The Asian Journal of Pentecostal Studies hereby issues a call for articles on the subject of Divine Healing in Asia for the August, 2023, edition. We will also consider publishing them in a book on the subject through APTS Press. We are interested in the following but other topics regarding divine healing that meet our specifications may also be considered: Probing the intersection of divine healing in contrast with traditional religious practices anywhere in Asia, demonstrating the power of God over the powers of darkness. Knowing the historical/theological development of the... More

Call for Papers

Lipscomb University annually hosts and organizes the Thomas H. Olbricht Christian Scholars' Conference. It is an interdisciplinary academic conference largely attended by scholars with connections to the Stone-Campbell Movement (Churches of Christ, Christian Churches, and Disciples of Christ). Typically the conference sees strong keynote speakers (James Cone, Francis Collins, Tracy K. Smith, David Brooks, Miroslav Volf, Kirsteen Kim, Katherine Hayhoe, and Kristin Kobes Du Mez, to name a few) with excellent peer-reviewed and generative panel sessions. The University is inviting proposals for Mission History and World Christianity. There are also sections on “Early Career Scholars in Theological Disciplines” and “American Religion”... More

Call for Papers for Online Conference on “Missionary Activity and Postcolonial Theology” ~ June 18, 2022.

Tomsk Theological Seminary in Russia will host a one-day online conference panel on the theme of "Missionary Activity and Postcolonial Theology". The conference will take place on June 18, 2022.  Abstracts are due on June 14th.  The working languages will be English and Russian. See the attached letter for details. 

Call for Papers: Global Christianity as a Women’s Movement

Dr. Angel D. Santiago-Vendrell, STH alumn, E.Stanley Jones Associate Professor of Evangelism at Asbury Theological Seminary, and guest editor of Religions, invites paper submissions for a special issue of the journal Religions on the topic of "Global Christianity as a Women's Movement." The Special Issue seeks articles by historians, missiologists/theologians, religious scholars, anthropologists, and sociologists of Christianity that advance the scholarship of global Christianity as a women’s movement that address the question: what does putting women’s experiences at the center of the research agenda mean for global Christianity? Abstract submission deadline: August 15, 2022 Notification of abstract acceptance: August 25, 2022 ... More

2023 Wesleyan Theological Society Annual Meeting & Call for Papers

Wesleyan Theological Society Annual Meeting March 2-4, 2023 Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, Kentucky To Spread Through All the Earth Abroad: Wesleyan-Holiness Theology and Global Christianity Plenary Session Speaker: Kwabena Asamoah-Gyadu Baeta-Grau Professor of African Christianity and Pentecostal Theology President, Trinity Theological Seminary, Legon, Ghana   A Call for Papers Paper proposals are invited on a wide range of topics that might enable Wesleyan-Holiness theology to intersect with the “global south” where much of the vibrancy of Christianity can be found today. Questions might include (but are not limited to): In what ways can Wesleyan soteriology and other theological distinctives help inform the growing theological activity in Africa, Asia, Latin America, More

Call for Papers: PTS 2023 World Christianity Conference

CALL FOR PAPERS 2023 WAR, PANDEMIC, AND CLIMATE CHANGE: GLOBAL CRISES—PAST AND PRESENT—AND THEIR PLACE IN WORLD CHRISTIANITY SCHOLARSHIP Fourth International Interdisciplinary Conference co-organized by the World Christianity and History of Religions Program (History & Ecumenics Dept.) and the Overseas Ministries Study Center, Princeton Theological Seminary, New Jersey, USA. March 14 (Tuesday) - March 17th (Friday) 2023 In the last two decades, the study of world Christianity has significantly expanded its horizons. A testament to that is the growth of academic programs, chairs, conferences, and publications devoted to studies of Christianity's kaleidoscopic local and global manifestations. Privileging lived experiences, world Christianity scholarship nowadays... More

Call for Papers: Loyalties and Transloyalties in the History of Medical Missions

CALL FOR PAPERS  LOYALTIES AND TRANSLOYALTIES IN THE HISTORY OF MEDICAL MISSIONS  20-22 October 2022 VID Specialized University, Stavanger, Norway This workshop explores new approaches to examine the history of medical missions from the perspectives of loyalties and transloyalties. Throughout the history of medical missions and World Christianity, tension persisted, for example between medicine and evangelism, between scientific development and ethical reflections, and between medical intervention and divine healing. Interplay of interests, values, and loyalties was found striking between various agents, such as between mission boards, missionaries, and colonial powers, and between mission hospitals, churches, and local communities. Research focusing on multi-layered identities and loyalties, as well... More

Call for Papers: “Slavery, Law and Religion in the Early Modern Period”, UCLouvain, March 8-9, 2023

Call for Papers UCLouvain will host a workshop on "Slavery, Law, and Religion in the Early Modern Period" on March 8-9, 2023.  See the full flyer here for more details and registration information. Colonial slavery and the global slave trade recently have received much attention in the historical disciplines. This interdisciplinary workshop seeks to bring together junior researchers - Ph.D. candidates and early-stage postdocs – working on early modern colonial and Christian slavery in the fields of cultural, intellectual, religious, and legal history. Particularly regarding the 18th century, scholars have compared the transatlantic with the Indian Ocean world. Researchers have also identified shifting... More

Call for Papers from The Circle of Concerned African Women Theologians (The Circle)

Circle of Concerned African Women Theologians (The Circle), U.S Chapter  Circle and Womanist Theologians Sankofa Research Project     Co-editors: Ericka Shawndricka Dunbar, Ph.D., and Yoknyam Dabale, Ph.D. Candidate  Introduction: Musa W. Dube, Ph.D.   The Circle of Concerned African Women Theologians was founded in Ghana, West Africa in 1989 with the purpose of amplifying Pan-African and inter-religious theological perspectives of African women. As a means of embodying Sankofa, our next conference in 2024 will be a pilgrimage back to Ghana. In preparation for our return, we are engaged in several research projects that analyze and expand the work of the Circle theological matriarchs, that is, the... More

Call for Papers on “Colonial Violence: Secular and Ecclesiastical Perspectives (1919-1975)”

VID Specialized University, Stavanger (Norway) Centre of Mission and Global Studies   International Conference - Call for Papers Colonial Violence: Secular and Ecclesiastical Perspectives (1919-1975) Praia, Cape Verde, 7-9 November 2022   The history of violence in the colonial contexts in the twentieth century has received considerable scholarly attention in recent years. With regard to some colonial spaces, the topic of colonial violence has, in fact, flourished as scholars have deployed new theories and methodologies to explore the mechanisms and typologies of violence across a range of colonial spaces/societies. Despite all this, inter-and transdisciplinary and empirically grounded approaches to colonial violence remain rare and considerably underexplored. Colonial Violence: Secular... More