Catholic Theological Society of America

Catholic Theological Society of America

Call For Papers

Moral Theology Topic Session

Administrative Team:

Nancy Rourke (Convener)
Daniel J. Daly
Third member tba

Convention Theme: Identity and Difference, Unity and Fragmentation

Session Description:
The Moral Theology Topic Session invites proposals for papers reflecting on the 2012 CTSA convention theme “Identity and Difference, Unity and Fragmentation,” or on a topic of particular interest to you. Moral theology has two sessions. At least one of our sessions will be devoted to the convention theme.

Proposals for individual papers and for panel presentations are welcome. Individual paper proposals may be matched with one other paper for a shared session. Panel presentations may involve no more than three panelists on a unified topic. Panel presentations which involve only two speakers may be matched with an individual paper for a shared session.

Proposals should be between 200-500 words and include the author’s name, institution and contact information, including email. Proposals should also include a short bibliography. Deadline for submission is September 1, 2013. Notification of acceptance for presentation will be given by September 14, 2013. Proposals must note whether any audio-visual support is required and specify what support is needed. Authors of accepted papers must submit a 100 word abstract of the paper to the moral theology administrative team by early October for posting on the CTSA website.

Presenters must ordinarily be associate or full members of the CTSA in good standing with dues paid up to date or scholars who are approved for induction at the 2014 convention. CTSA policy limits presenters to one speaking role (presenter or respondent) on the convention program. This means that no one may present in more than one session. If a role as convener or moderator would help you secure travel financing, should your paper not be selected, please indicate this in your proposal.

Deadline: September 1, 2013.  Please submit proposals to both the following individuals:  Nancy Rourke
( and Dan Daly (

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