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The Julian Gwyn Essay Prize in Baptist and Anabaptist History and Thought

The Acadia Centre for Baptist and Anabaptist Studies (ACBAS) is pleased to announce the Julian Gwyn Essay Prize in Baptist and Anabaptist History and Thought. The details pertaining to this new essay prize can be found in the attached poster/advertisement. We would appreciate it if you would forward the information of this prize throughout your publications (print, electronic, website, blogs, etc.) and various channels of communication. The attached poster was created for this purpose and you are free to use it as you see fit. 


ACBAS is a joint venture between the Acadia Divinity College and Acadia University. This centre was established in 1991 and its primary goal is to facilitate and encourage studies in the fields of Baptist and Anabaptist History and Thought. For this reason, we are excited to announce this new essay prize and would very much appreciate your assistance in making the existence of this prize known to students. 


Blessings,
Rev. Evan Colford,
ACBAS Administrative Committee


The Acadia Centre for Baptist and Anabaptist Studies (ACBAS) is pleased to announce a new prize competition in the general field of Baptist and Anabaptist history and thought, especially in Canada’s Atlantic region.

The annual Julian Gwyn Prize in Baptist and Anabaptist History and Thought, in the amount of $250 (Canadian), will be awarded for the best article approved for publication in a peer- reviewed journal (including peer-reviewed student journals, open access journals, hybrid journals) by a doctoral- or masters-level student, in French or English. The initial award will be given for submissions published in 2018–2019, and annually thereafter when submissions of outstanding quality are received. The awards will normally be announced by November 1st following the close of the annual competition (June 30th of each year).

All submissions must include:

  1. An electronic copy of the article
  2. Proof of the date of submission
  3. Proof of current student status
  4. Email Submissions to

*Photo: First Baptist Church, Amherst, NS (Acadia University Archives and Special Collections).

CFP: ”Incarnation and Identity”

Call for Papers
”Incarnation and Identity”
A Scholarly Conference
held in conjunction with the
ABC/USA Biennial Mission Summit
Virginia Beach, Virginia
June 20th, 2019

The Office of the General Secretary of ABC-USA and the Theologians’ Commission will host the
fifth pre-biennial theology conference around the theme Incarnation and Identity in an
effort to foster ongoing, vigorous theological conversations among American Baptist
theologians, pastor-theologians, and theological educators throughout the denomination.

The Theologians’ Commission invites proposals of p1·esentations that address notions of
Incarnation and Identity from Baptist perspectives. Scholars of social ethics, systematic
theology, biblical studies, church history, missiology, and practical theology are invited to offer
proposals for a 20-minute presentation. Additionally, panels of three participants may be
proposed. Presentations that explore the views and perspectives of under-represented groups
are encouraged.

Proposals must contain: the author’s full name, institutional affiliation, email and telephone
contact, as well as an abstract of the paper. The abstract should include the title and the thesis
of the presentation, a brief summary of the argument to be made, explicit connection to the
conference theme and a beginning bibliography. Proposals sho11ld be between 750 and
1000 words, and are due by February 1st, 2019.

Full papers may then be submitted for publication consideration to the American Baptist Quarterly.
Authors should attend to that audience as readers rather than listeners.
Papers submitted for publication should be 6000-10,000 words long and must be fully
footnoted. The deadline for submission to ABQ editors is August 1, 2019. Guidelines for authors
will be distributed to conference presenters.

Submit paper proposals before February 1, 2019 to Dr. Donald Brash –
Notification of acceptance will be given in March, 2019.

The Theologians Conference will take place in conjunction with the 2019 Biennial Mission
Summit of American Baptist Churches, USA Conferees will gather at the Virginia Beach
Convention Center on Thursday, June 20th, 2019, 8:00am – 5:30pm.

The conveners regret that we are not able to pay honoraria or expenses. Presenters must
register for the Conference.

American Baptist Quarterly, Call for Papers

American Baptist Quarterly (ABQ) is the peer-reviewed journal of the American Baptist Historical Society. Both established and emerging scholars are invited to submit papers written from original research. Articles and essays should be between 6,000 and 10,000 words. If you are interested in submitting a paper for one of the upcoming issues, please contact editor Curtis Freeman (u) as soon as possible.

 

ABQ Call For Papers
Upcoming Themes Submit By:
Reception of Evangelical Mission in India Dec. 1, 2018
Celebrating Women in Ministry:
biblical, theological, and historical reflections, upon the occasion of
the 40th anniversary of
American Baptist Women in Ministry
Mar. 1, 2019
On Foreigners and Neighbors:
biblical, theological, ethical, and historical perspectives on immigration and hospitality
June 1, 2019
Baptists in Rhode Island June 1, 2019

CFP: College Theology Society and NABPR Region-at-Large

The College Theology Society holds its Sixty-Fifth Annual Convention from Thursday evening, May 30 through Sunday noon, June 2, 2019, at Holy Cross College at Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana.

  Full Call for Papers

NABPR Region at Large Call for Papers:


Can Christians Practices Deform Christians?

Can Christian practices damage Christian faith and life?  Can Christian practices extend harm and violence rather than promoting healing?  In her recent book, The Dangers of Christian Practice:  On Wayward Gifts, Characteristic Damage, and Sin (Yale University Press, 2018), historian Lauren Winner challenges the assumption that the church possesses a set of immaculate practices that will train Christians in virtue.  This session invites papers from various methodological or disciplinary perspectives that address Winner’s argument that, while being gifts from God, practices are also blighted by sin.

Engagements with Pope Francis’ Theological and Moral Vision

This session invites papers that engage Pope Frances’ theological and moral vision from a baptist/free church perspective. Particular attention will be given to papers that consider (1) Pope Francis’ call for a church of and for the poor, (2) his vision of a dialogical church, (3) his particular vision of social justice, and (4) his encyclical Laudato Si’.

After Charlottesville: Christian Theology and White Supremacy

White supremacy is an enduring problem in America and its churches and theology.  The alt-right Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, VA, in 2017, once again, horrifically exposed the persistence of this racialized evil. This session invites papers that: (1) discuss and engage the voices in black and womanist theologies as well as African American religious studies that are contributing to prophetic advocacy and movement building and to a political, moral, and spiritual revolution after Charlottesville; and (2) what does it mean historically, theologically, and morally for white Christians to witness against white supremacy in light of the rise of the alt-right?

Hidden Figures and Missing Voices in Baptist/Free Church Life

The rise of “global Christianity” has not only seen the emergence of international figures – such as the late Billy Graham – but also the opening of space for theological personalities and perspectives from outside traditional enclaves. This session invites proposals that engage such hidden, missing, forgotten, or little-known theological personalities and perspectives from among the baptist/free church traditions. Papers focused on figures from outside of Europe and North America are especially encouraged.

Proposals should be 250-500 words in length and must include name, current email address, and current institutional affiliation. Please submit proposals of Jason Hentschel () and Mark Medley () by December 31, 2018.  Scholars will be notified of the status of their proposal by January 28, 2019.

2019 NABPR Call for Papers

Campbell University School of Law. Photo by Chris West

Call for Papers
National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion
Annual Meeting
Campbell University School of Law
Raleigh, NC
May 20 – 22, 2019

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 that 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.

The 2019 Annual Meeting will be held in conjunction with the Baptist History and Heritage Society (BHHS) and the Association of Ministry Guidance Professionals (AMGP). We encourage proposals on topics that would appeal to the overlapping interests of NABPR, BHHS and AMGP.

Please note: Members of AMGP should send paper proposals through NABPR. BHHS will issue a separate Call for Papers with instructions specific to BHHS members.

Graduate students are encouraged to submit proposals. Graduate students must register for the meeting, but the cost is waived, regardless of whether a paper is proposed.

Proposals must be received by January 15, 2019. Send a 300-word abstract electronically to:

Dr. Steven R. Harmon

Papers will be scheduled into a 30 minute time period, including discussion.

Proposals will be accepted or denied by March 1, 2019.

NABPR Membership Requirements

Authors of accepted proposals must be members of NABPR in good standing by May 1. Authors must pay dues for the current year and be registered for the Annual Meeting. Accepted papers that have not met these criteria will be removed from the program. Inquiries about dues and membership status should be directed to Joyce Swoveland: