Catholic Theological Society of America

Catholic Theological Society of America

Call For Papers

Theology and Science Topic Session

Administrative Team:

Gloria Schaab (Convener)
Oliver Putz (Moderator)
Catherine Wright

Theme: Justice and Mercy

Session Description:
This 2016 session will honor and celebrate the life and work of William R. Stoeger, SJ (1943-2014), astrophysicist, theologian, and principal for many years in the Theology and Science topic area. In order to do justice to Dr. Stoeger’s contributions to the discipline and to the Society, we invite papers that present a robust and rigorous engagement with Dr. Stoeger’s research derived from the intersection between theology and science, including scientific perspectives on divine action, contemporary cosmology, and evolutionary teleology.

The proposal itself should not exceed 250 words. In the submission, please provide your name, institution, and contact information (including e‐mail), as well as a 100-word précis to be posted on the CTSA website should the paper be accepted. Indicate whether A/V equipment is required. CTSA guidelines require that those making proposals ordinarily be Active or Associate members of the Society in good standing with their dues current. 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, not including presentations made to the Women’s Consultation on Constructive Theology. A new CTSA rule stipulates that a member may not present more than two years in a row.

Deadline for the submission of proposals is September 1, 2015. Please submit proposals to: Gloria L. Schaab at You will be notified by e‐mail whether your paper has been accepted by September 14, 2015.