Catholic Theological Society of America

Catholic Theological Society of America


Call For Papers

Asian Theology Consultation

The theme of the convention is Identity and Difference, Unity and Fragmentation. While this theme is highly recommended to be developed in the paper presentations, it is not mandatory. What is essential is that the paper addresses Asian/Asian-American and Asian diaspora issues and problems around the topics of culture, religion, politics, economics, etc. in their local, national, or global contexts. A twofold approach is proposed and either one may be used: one where issues and problems are addressed in the theological, ethical, or spiritual fields of inquiry, from an Asian/Asian-American and Asian diaspora perspective (e.g. The transformative force of culture and religion; Poverty, Ecological Justice, and Globalization; Addressing issues of women in the contraception debate) and the other where theological, ethical, and spiritual traditions are related to Asian/Asian-American and Asian diaspora realities ( e.g. Rahner’s transcendental theology, Aquinas’ moral theory, and Ignatian spirituality related with belief system, political ethics, and practice of Buddhism respectively), critically modifying or profoundly enriching each other.

Paper proposals should be not more than 250 words and must include a 100 words précis that will be posted on the CTSA website should your paper be accepted. Please provide your name and institution, your contact information, including your email. Please Indicate whether you will be requiring A/V equipment.

CTSA guidelines require that those making proposals ordinarily be associate or full members in good standing with their dues paid up. Anyone with an associate or full membership application on file can also submit a proposal if they expect to be accepted for membership in the upcoming June convention.

No member may present a paper/respond to a paper/ participate on a panel more than once at a given convention. An exception is made for members of under-represented groups. Presentations made to the Women’s Consultation on Constructive Theology are included in this rubric.

The deadline of the submission of proposals is on September 1, 2013. Please submit proposals to Christina Astorga (convenor) at astorga@gonzaga. edu with cc to astorgachristina@ymail.com.

You will be notified by email whether your paper has been accepted by September 14, 2013.