NABPR Region-at-Large Call for Papers
Meeting Jointly with the College Theology Society
Saint Catherine University, Saint Paul, Minnesota, Thursday, May 31, to Sunday, June 3, 2018
The NABPR Region-at-Large invites proposals for the 2018 College Theology Society/NABPR joint meeting around the theme of this year’s CTS Conference: “You Say You Want a Revolution? 1968-2018 in Theological Perspective.” The following are some suggested topics, but other proposals are also welcome, especially in the area of biblical studies.
Prospects for the Third Reconstruction
Some scholars of race have identified the First Reconstruction (1865-1877) and the Second Reconstruction (1945-1968) as crucial eras of change in racial politics in the United States, with global implications. Churches played important roles in these eras of change, and renewals of theological reflection emerged from each era. Also following each of these eras came periods of consolidation, backlash, and regression. In recent decades, leaders have called for a Third Reconstruction. What are the prospects of another era of theological ferment and political change in racial politics?
Sexual Revolution and Baptists
The variety of Baptist bodies continue to struggle and disagree about the acceptance and status of LGBTQ persons in the church. Self-selected groups of Baptists and baptists have recently published statements in the UK, The Courage to be Baptist: A Statement on Baptist Ecclesiology and Human Sexuality, and the US, The Nashville Statement. What do these statements reveal about current theological and biblical discourse on sexuality, or about broad patterns of political and cultural change?
Nonviolence and Baptists
Nonviolence has a long tradition in Baptist life that neither began nor ended in 1968 with the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., one of the 20th-century’s foremost promoters of nonviolence. However, recent Baptist elisions with certain Reformed and evangelical theologies over the past half century, coupled with a renewed American militarism, have significantly muddied this picture of Baptists as a nonviolent people. We invite papers that address the history of Baptist pacifism and nonviolence and its possibility as a resource for an age becoming quickly known for its guns and its wars.
Topics in Baptist History, 1968-2018
It may be true of every fifty-year period since the first baptists appeared in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, but many new groups and directions have emerged among Baptists in the past half-century. We invite papers exploring a wide range of historical topics.
Baptists and Ecumenism since 1968
Though Baptists historically have been linked to separatism, the revolutionary fervor of 1968 and beyond spurred on various ecumenical and cooperative efforts even among Baptists, whether in terms of theological conversation or political cooperation. We invite papers that explore these new ecumenical impulses in Baptist life.
Please submit paper proposals of 500 words or less, including one’s current institutional affiliation and position, to both Mike Broadway and Jason Hentschel by Friday, January 19, 2018.
- Mike Broadway, Shaw University Divinity School,
- Jason Hentschel, University of Dayton,
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Update: There has been a venue change for SECSOR. The meeting will now be taking place at: Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel and Conference Center.
National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion, Southeast
2018 Southeast Regional Meeting
Friday, March 2, 2018
Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel and Conference Center.
2:30-3:00pm Registration and Refreshments
- Welcome from the President— Alicia Myers, Assistant Professor of New Testament and Greek, Campbell University Divinity School
- Announcement of Program— Andrew Gardner, Florida State University
3:05-3:40 Presidential Address:
- Blessed Among Women? Mothers and Motherhood in the New Testament Alicia Myers
3:40-4:30 Panelist Responses and Discussion:
- Diane Lipsett, Salem College
- Mimi Walker, Druid Hills Baptist Church, McAfee School of Theology
- Thomas Dixon, Campbell University
4:35-5:00 Business Meeting
- 2019 SECSOR meeting
- NABPR-SE meeting Action Items
- Election of officers
- Miscellaneous business
National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion
2017 Annual Meeting at AAR/SBL in Boston, Massachusetts
18 November 2017, 9:00-11:30 AM Westin Copley Place—Essex North (Third Level)
- 9:00 Gathering for Coffee and Conversation
- 9:30 Greetings and Program Overview Steve Harmon, Gardner-Webb University NABPR Vice President
- 9:35 Introduction of President’s Address
- 9:40 President’s Address Doug Weaver, Baylor University and NABPR President
Baptists and the Interplay of Word/Spirit/Experience By Doug Weaver
- 10:05 Responses from the Association Moderated by Steve Harmon
- 10:20 Introduction of Keynote Address Rady Roldan-Figueroa, Boston University
- 10:25 Keynote Address Nancy Ammerman, Boston University
- Dr. Ammerman is Professor of Sociology of Religion, Sociology Department and School of Theology; Associate Dean of the Faculty for the Social Sciences.
Being Baptist in this Moment By Nancy Ammerman
- 11:00 Responses from the Association Moderated by Rady Roldan-Figueroa
- 11:15 Fall Business Meeting Danny Mynatt, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, and NABPR Executive Secretary-Treasurer
- Introduction of the Nominating Committee Steve Harmon
- Bill Pitts, Baylor University (chair)
- Mel Hawkins, Carson-Newman University
- Meredith Stone, Hardin-Simmons University
- Election of the Dissertation Scholarship Committee
- Update on Change to the NABPR Constitution Danny Mynatt
- Update on NABPR Social Media Adam DJ Brett
- Introduction of the Nominating Committee Steve Harmon
- 11:25 Invitation to the National Meeting Steve Harmon
- 11:30 Adjournment Steve Harmon