Catholic Theological Society of America

Catholic Theological Society of America


2016 Convention at the Caribe Hilton Hotel
The 71st Annual Convention of the CTSA

Dates: June 9-12, 2016

Theme: Justice and Mercy

Plenary Speakers:

Fernando Picó, Professor of History, Universidad de Puerto Rico
Respondent: Michael E. Lee, Associate Professor of Theology,
       Fordham University
Paul G. Crowley, Jesuit Community Professor, Department of Religious
       Studies, Santa Clara University
Respondent: Cecilia Gonzalez-Andrieu, Associate Professor of
        Theology and Theological Aesthetics, Loyola Marymount
Margaret A. Farley, Gilbert L. Stark Professor Emerita of Christian
       Ethics, Yale University Divinity School
Respondent: Emmanuel Katongole, Associate Professor of Theology
       and Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame
Bradford E. Hinze, Karl Rahner Chair in the Department of Theology,
        Fordham University

Resource Materials for Convention Leadership Teams

Best Practices and Guidelines for Leadership Teams
Call for Papers Template

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Topic Sessions
Topic Sessions are dedicated to exploring specific areas of theological content and function as convention rubrics within which the CTSA membership may offer paper proposals.  Paper proposals submitted in each area are evaluated by an administrative team, which determines the convention program for each Topic Session.  Topic Sessions are relatively permanent parts of the CTSA convention structure.  Periodically, the Board conducts a review to determine if the current listing of Topic Sessions best serves the interests of the membership.

Consultations are relatively permanent convention program units defined by a specific theological theme or focus.  The subject matter of a Consultation is of interest to a significant number of CTSA members and/or has been deemed an area of special value to the Society.   Each Consultation establishes its own procedures for setting its convention program.

Interest Groups
Interest Groups are temporary convention program units.   CTSA members who are engaged in a focused, scholarly project or who would like to learn about a new theological area may apply to the Board for recognition as an Interest Group, and, once approved, the Interest Group is provided a three-year term on the convention program.  Each Interest Group establishes its own procedures for setting its convention program.  For information on “Proposing a New Interest Group,” please see this link under the homepage link “Convention Structure.”

Selected Sessions
Selected Sessions are "one time" program units offered at a particular convention.  The CTSA membership is invited to make proposals for the six to nine slots available for Selected Sessions, and these proposals are evaluated by the Program Committee of the Board.  

2016 Convention

2016 Theme

Caribe Hilton
Convention Hotel ($149)
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