Call For Papers
Creation/Eschatology Topic Session
The Creation/Eschatology Topic Session invites paper proposals on the convention theme “Conversion”. This theme offers many fruitful avenues of inquiry regarding creation and eschatology, only a few of which can be suggested here. Some questions that papers might address include: What kind of conversion is entailed in our belief in the world as God’s creation, or in our hope in the resurrection of the body? What resources do creation theology and eschatology offer for a deeper understanding of conversion? How do different models of conversion impact how one understands and values creation? How do different popular, contemporary forms of eschatological and apocalyptic expectation bear upon conversion and Christian living?
A connection to the theme is not a requirement for paper proposals. Papers treating the subject matter of the Topic Session more generally are entirely welcome.
Papers must be 20-25 minutes (maximum) so that there is ample time to discuss two papers.
Your proposal should include the following:
Your name and institution (if you are submitting a single paper proposal). If you are submitting a full, two-paper session proposal, you must include the names and institutions of all participants (the two speakers and, if desired, a moderator) as well as a session title, if appropriate.
Your contact information.
Any AV requests.
A 200-500 word proposal stating the argument of your paper and describing key methodological issues, sources, and/or dialogue partners.
A 100-word precis to be used in the online program.
Reminders: Presenters should be members of the CTSA in good standing, and can only have one speaking role at the convention. If you are submitting a full session proposal, there can be no more than two presenters in the session.
Please submit proposals to Randy Sachs, SJ, BC School of Theology and Ministry, at email@example.com by Sept. 1, 2012. Proposals will be reviewed by all members of the Creation/Eschatology team (Randy Sachs, SJ, Ernesto Valiente, and Brian Robinette) and notification of results will be sent by Sept. 21, 2012.