|Reformed Theology and History|
Call for Proposals
Church leaders have increasingly found the idea of “spiritual practices” to be helpful. Disciplined reading of Scripture, prayer, theological reflection, and commitment to social justice seem to encourage personal and communal growth in faith. Nevertheless, a focus on spiritual practices also has the danger of obscuring the work of the Holy Spirit in sanctification. We invite papers that draw on historical resources and/or constructive theological work to explicate a Reformed understanding of the relationship of the Holy Spirit and Christian spiritual practices. In addition, we seek proposals for a cosponsored session with the Nineteenth Century Theology Group, Mercersburg theology, focusing on themes in the new Mercersburg Theology Study Series, published by Wipf and Stock.
This Group seeks to open up the Reformed tradition for critical review and study, focusing on its characteristic themes in theology and historical patterns of polity and practice. Our aim is to present panels and paper sessions that balance historical with theological methods, single figures within larger cultural movements, and core themes with emerging or forgotten elements of Reformed thought and practice. In all of these topics, we hope to demonstrate the vitality, originality, and diversity of Reformed Christianity in its worldwide expression.
Anonymity of Review Process
Proposer names are visible to Chairs but anonymous to Steering Committee members.
Martha L. Moore-Keish
Method of Submission