CFP: 2017 NABPR Annual Meeting

Call for Papers
National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion
Annual Meeting
Belmont University
Nashville, TN
May 22 – 24, 2017

The National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion (NABPR) invites paper proposals in any area pertaining to scholarship in Religion.  In an effort to develop innovative conversations among scholars, papers which create integration between traditional disciplines or broaden the margins of disciplinary conversations are encouraged.   Although many NABPR members work primarily in the traditional disciplines of Biblical Studies, Church History, Theology, etc., proposals are encouraged from any field, including Ministry Studies.

Paper or panel proposals on any aspect of pedagogy related to the teaching of Religion are encouraged.

Proposals must be received by January 15, 2017.  Send a 300-word abstract to:

Dr. Eileen Campbell-Reed
6210 Bresslyn Road 
Nashville, TN 37205 
 

Papers will be scheduled into a 30 minute time period, including discussion.
Proposals will be accepted or denied by March 1, 2017.

Graduate Students are encouraged to submit proposals.

Authors of accepted proposals must be members of NABPR in good standing by May 1.  Inquiries about dues and membership status should be directed to Joyce Swoveland: 

Andrew Christopher Smith’s Fundamentalism, Fundraising, and the Transformation of the Southern Baptist Convention, 1919-1925.

Andrew Christopher Smith’s Fundamentalism, Fundraising, and the Transformation of the Southern Baptist Convention, 1919-1925.

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Scholars and journalists have paid significant attention to the contemporary Fundamentalist tendencies of southern Protestantism. However, many studies neglect to consider how the Fundamentalist controversies that roiled the Baptists and Presbyterians of the North during the 1920s affected the Southern Baptist Convention schism of 1970–2000. Fundamentalism, Fundraising, and the Transformation of the Southern Baptist Convention, 1919–1925 explores the scope and character of the interaction between Southern Baptists and early Fundamentalism during the late 1910s and early 1920s. By focusing more closely on the Southern Baptist Convention, Andrew Christopher Smith examines the interaction between the northernFundamentalist movement and southern religion during the era. Though scholars agree that Fundamentalism is not native to the South, no book thus far has considered the effects of the Fundamentalist movement and how it influenced southern Protestant denominational organizations, independent of southern rejection of Fundamentalist-sponsored interdenominational evangelistic and educational institutions. Smith proposes that Fundamentalist ideas, lingering in the atmosphere of the South after wafting there through hearsay, national religious periodicals, and the secular press,likely influenced Southern Baptist self-understanding during this critical period.

Examining documentary evidence, Smith explains that following the First World War, Southern Baptists pushed toward bureaucratization. The “Seventy-Five Million Campaign,” a fundraising and organization-building drive that the convention approved in 1919, was the denominational movement through which the selective appropriation of Fundamentalist ideas occurred. Exploring the interplay of Southern Baptist claims and northern Fundamentalist precepts, Smith fills a void in scholarly examination of early-twentieth-century Baptist history. (University of Tennessee Press Release)

Author interview on WBIR

Title: Fundamentalism, Fundraising, and the Transformation of the Southern Baptist Convention, 1919-1925.
Author: Andrew Christopher Smith
Publisher: University of Tennessee Press
ISBN: 16219022779781621902270

Eileen Campbell-Reed’s Anatomy of a Schism

Eileen Campbell-Reed’s Anatomy of a Schism

From 1979 to 2000, the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) was mired in conflict, with the biblicist and autonomist parties fighting openly for control. This highly polarizing struggle ended in a schism that created major changes within the SBC and also resulted in the formation of several new Baptist groups. Discussions of the schism, academic and otherwise, generally ignore the church’s clergywomen for the roles they played and the contributions they made to the fracturing of the largest Protestant group in the United States. Ordained women are typically treated as a contentious issue between the parties. Only recently are scholars beginning to take seriously these women’s contributions and interpretations as active participants in the struggle… (Read More on UofT Press)

Title: Anatomy of a Schism How Clergywomen’s Narratives Reinterpret the Fracturing of the Southern Baptist Convention
Author: Eileen Campbell-Reed
Press: University of Tennessee Press
ISBN:1621901785
Baptist Press News Article on Anatomy of a Schism

Scott Shauf’s The Divine in Acts and in Ancient Historiography

Scott Shauf’s The Divine in Acts and in Ancient Historiography

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Scott Shauf compares the portrayal of the divine in Acts with portrayals of the divine in other ancient historiographical writings, the latter including Jewish and wider Greco-Roman historiographical traditions. The divine may be represented as a single deity (in Judaism) or many (in Greek and Roman traditions) and also includes representations of angels, God’s spirit, Jesus as a divine figure, or forces with divine status such as fate, chance, and providence. Shauf’s particular interest is in how the divine is represented as involved in history, through themes including the nature of divine retribution, the partiality or impartiality of the divine toward different sets of people, and the portrayal of divine control over seemingly purely natural and human events. Acts is shown to be engaging historiographical traditions of the author’s own day but also contributing unique historiographical perspectives. The way history is written in Acts and in the other writings is shown to be intimately tied to the understanding of the role of the divine in history.

Publisher: Fortress Press
Paperback ISBN: 9781451484779
Price: $49.00
Ebook ISBN: 9781451494334 (JSTOR)
Price: $49.00
Release date: March 1, 2015
Pages: 224
Width: 6
Height: 9

Melanie Trexler’s forthcoming book

via: http://www.baylorpress.com/Book/482/Evangelizing_Lebanon.html

via: http://www.baylorpress.com/Book/482/Evangelizing_Lebanon.html

Evangelizing Lebanon

A note from Dr. Danny Mynatt:

Greetings NABPR:
I received this today from Melanie Trexler:
“I wanted to share some good news with NABPR: My book, Evangelizing Lebanon: Baptists, Missions, and the Question of Cultures, is available from Baylor University Press starting on September 15. Since the book focuses on the Southern Baptist Mission to Lebanon from 1923–2011, I thought NABPR may be interested in it.”

Melanie was the 2012 winner of the NABPR Dissertation Scholarship Award.

Danny Mynatt


Book information

Title: Evangelizing Lebanon: Baptists, Missions, and the Question of Cultures
Author: Melanie Trexler
ISBN: 9781481302593 (worldcat)(amazon)
Publisher: Baylor University Press

The Baylor Department of Religion Open Faculty Positions

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The Baylor Department of Religion Open Faculty Positions

The Baylor Department of Religion has two open faculty positions:

Professor of Religion in Christian Ethics

Candidates should possess an earned doctorate in the appropriate field of study. You will be asked to provide a letter of interest; curriculum vitae; transcripts and a list of three references in the application process. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

To learn more about the above position, the Department of Religion, the College of Arts and Sciences, and Baylor University, please visit the appropriate URL: www.baylor.edu/religionwww.baylor.edu/artsandsciences; or www.baylor.edu/hr/facultypositions.

AND

Assistant or Associate Professor of Practical Studies/Ministry Guidance

Candidates should possess an earned doctorate in the appropriate field of study. You will be asked to provide a letter of interest; curriculum vitae; transcripts and a list of three references in the application process. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

To learn more about the above position, the Department of Religion, the College of Arts and Sciences, and Baylor University, please visit the appropriate URL: www.baylor.edu/religionwww.baylor.edu/artsandsciences; or www.baylor.edu/hr/facultypositions.

 

 

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CFP: AAR Southeast Region 2017 (SECSOR)

The 2017 AAR–SE Region Constructive Theologies Call for Papers is now available. See link following the section CFP below for new submission instructions this year (online form plus e-mail to section chairs).

AAR: Constructive Theologies — In keeping with the conference theme “Utopia and Dystopia,” the Constructive Theologies section invites proposals for presentations on the theme of eschatology, broadly construed. Topics for consideration might include the relationship between future-oriented and realized eschatology; visualizations of the Kingdom/Kin-dom of God; eschatology and ecology; eschatology and embodiment; etc. Constructive Theologies also invites proposals for three co-sponsored sessions: (1) “The Reformation, 500 Years Later” with History of Christianity; (2) “Theological Visions of Hope amidst Modern Dystopias” with Bible and Modern Culture; and (3) “Womanist Practical Theology” with Women, Gender and Religion. For the co-sponsored session on Womanist Practical Theology, we especially seek papers that explore how womanist theological approaches interrogate, disrupt, and enrich theological scholarship, pedagogy, or activism. Contact Steven R. Harmon, Gardner-Webb University School of Divinity () and Elizabeth O’Donnell Gandolfo, Wake Forest University School of Divinity () with any questions. 

2017 Call for Papers Available

Submissions for the 2017 SECSOR meeting (to be held March 3-5 in Raleigh, NC) opened on July 1st. Submissions are due by October 1st. The Deadline for Undergraduate Research proposals is December 15th.

AAR-SE CFP in PDF format. July-18-2017.

CFP: World Without End

 

Call for Proposals World Without End: The New Shape of World Christianity January 26-27, 2017 Georgetown College

Call for Proposals World Without End: The New Shape of World Christianity January 26-27, 2017 Georgetown College

Call for Proposals

World Without End: The New Shape of World Christianity

January 26-27, 2017 Georgetown College

 

Sponsored by the Center for Christian Discernment and Academic Leadership and the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.

 

The character of Christianity is changing rapidly as its center shifts to the Global South. African and Asian Christian communities are thriving in contexts of pluralism, immigration, and political repression. New theologies are  also emerging in these communities, expanding and challenging traditions. This conference explores the dynamics of change in the Body of Christ with the waning cohesion of Western and North American Christianity and the emerging need for new practices for participating in the living and growing community of Christian faith.

 

Suggested topics for paper or panel proposals:

 

  • How does the rise of Global South Christianity affect leadership in Protestant denominations and Catholics?
  • What challenges and opportunities for theological and pastoral education attend the “next Christendom”?
  • What historical precursors provide guidance or insight to this time of change in Christianity?
  • How might an emerging understanding of Christian missions, evangelism, and theology enrich Western and Northern Christianity, especially in terms of pluralism and multi-faith communities?
  • What political/religious conditions are most threatening or promising in this changing religious landscape?
  • How can Christians navigate the wealth divide between North and South, especially considering the impact of immigration and travel?
  • How can local churches best educate their members on the thriving areas of Christianity in order to support and encourage their global neighbors?
  • What can local congregations learn from Christians in the Global South?
  • What practices will build Christian unity in the global community?
  • What models of partnership between US-based people group congregations and neighboring or hosting congregations provide for mutual edification and fellowship
  • We invite proposals for presentations and panels, 750 words maximum with author(s) contact information and institutional affiliation, from all interested ministers, scholars, community organizers of all faiths and traditions.

 

Proposals are due September 15, 2016.

 

Decisions by October 1, 2016.

 

CDALConference17[AT]georgetowncollege[DOT]edu

Church and Academy Conference Series

 

 

 

Baptist Identity and the Ecumenical Future

Baptist Identity and the Ecumenical Future: Story, Tradition, and the Recovery of Community

by Steve R. Harmon

Baptist Identity and the Ecumenical Future Story, Tradition, and the Recovery of Community

Baptist Identity and the Ecumenical Future
Story, Tradition, and the Recovery of Community
By Steven R. Harmon
ISBN: 9781602585706

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Publisher: Baylor University Press (February 12, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1602585709
ISBN-13: 9781602585706

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