The Comparative Theology Group invites papers on the 2013 conference theme “Conversion.” Mindful that conversion means both the formal change of religious allegiance and the process of inner transformation within the same tradition, the Comparative Theology Group is especially interested in proposals on the following topics:
The meaning of “conversion” in the various religions
Cognitive and affective purification across traditions
Views of multiple religious belonging and conversion across traditions
Interfaith marriage and conversion (or not) in the various religions, both theory and practice
While papers on interreligious dialogue topics will be considered, preference will be given to those that are truly comparative. Please contact any member of the Administrative Team—Marianne Farina (email@example.com), Rita George-Tvrtković (RGeorge-Tvrtkovic@ben.edu), or Thomas Cattoi (firstname.lastname@example.org) —with questions.
Proposals for individual papers should be between 200-500 words and should include the following information: author’s name, institutional affiliation, and contact information; A/V requirements; and a 100 word abstract for use in the online program. Proposals for panels should also include: a title and description of the panel (no more than 500 words) and for each individual paper; full contact information for each participant (specifying moderator, panelists, and respondent); specification of a lead contact for the panel. Please keep in mind that panels should have no more than three presenters, and that each member of the CTSA should have no more than one speaking role at the convention. All proposals should be sent to Marianne Farina (email@example.com) by September 1, 2012; notification of acceptances will be sent on September 21, 2012.