APT Biennial Conference 2014 – Call for Papers
The Association of Practical Theology will hold the 32nd biennial conference at Vanderbilt University Divinity School (Nashville, TN), March 28-30, 2014.
The APT executive committee invites proposals for papers or panel sessions for the biennial conference theme: “Practicing Public Theology.”
While all proposals on this central theme are welcome, the following areas are especially encouraged: 1. public concerns of faith; 2. the evolving challenges/claims of a post-secular culture; 3. teaching practical theology as public theology; and 4. the challenging publics of practical theology.
The Association of Practical Theology values diversity in scholarship as an important factor in academic excellence. Toward that end, please include within your proposal a statement of no more than 100 words describing how your work may diversify or expand current scholarship in practical theology.
Proposals should be no more than 750 words. Proposals should be submitted electronically as double-spaced Word documents. The body of the proposal should not include information that would identify the author. Please include a separate document that provides identifying information about the author (i.e. name, institution, etc.) and the corresponding proposal title.
Proposals will be selected by a blind peer review process.
Please submit proposals by January 17, 2014 to: [email protected].
The purpose of the Association of Practical Theology (APT) is to promote critical discourse that integrates theological reflection and practice…. Reconstituted from its predecessor organizations 1984, the APT was sparked by the investigation of practical theology as an integrative hermeneutical endeavor at the heart of theological education, characterizing not only the ministerial sub-disciplines but also a manner and method of engaged reflection. The APT meets annually in conjunction with the AAR as an Additional Meeting for a two and half hour session and biennially for a three day meeting.
APT meetings at the AAR draw national and international scholars from a variety of disciplines (members of APT and non-members) for sessions on different topics, such as future research and scholarship in the field (2003), interreligious dialogue and practical theology (2004), and the turn to the “practical” across the theological curriculum (2005). The biennial meeting allows the membership to study issues in greater depth and conduct its formal business. The APT welcomes new members from all areas of religious and theological study who have an interest in the critical examination of religious traditions and practices.
Membership dues of $50 (or $25 for students) are paid annually.