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Oxford Symposium on Religious Studies

22 May, 2017 12:40
Oxford Symposium on Religious Studies

Call for Papers

Date: August 2-4, 2017 and December 4-6, 2017

Venue: The Old Library of the University Church of St Mary the Virgin, Oxford, UK

Sponsored by: Oxford Academic Symposia

Abstract Submission Deadline: July 14, 2017

The Oxford Symposium on Religious Studies is a forum for discourse and presentation of papers by scholars who have an interest in the study of religion. Canon Brian Mountford MBE, the former Vicar of St Mary's Church and Fellow of St Hilda's College, will facilitate the meeting.

You are invited to make a presentation and lead a discussion of a relevant aspect of religious studies, or you may wish to participate as a panel member or as an observer. Your disquisition must adhere to an abstract of about 300 words approved by the Program Committee of the Symposium. You are, also, encouraged to submit a paper, in keeping with your abstract, which may be published in an appropriate journal, book of conference proceedings. All papers presented for publication or inclusion in books or sponsored journals will be subject to peer review by external readers.

Topics are:

  • Religion, Politics, and Public Discourse
  • Religion & Sustainability
  • Religions in Conflict
  • Gender and Religion
  • Separation of Church and State
  • State Funding of Church Schools
  • Women’s Health Care and Religions
  • Religious Tolerance
  • Religion and Racial Segregation
  • History of World Christianity
  •  Religion in America
  • African American Religion
  • Religious Traditions of Africa and the African Diaspora
  • Asian Religions
  • East Asian Religions (Buddhism. Indigenous Traditions)
  • Indian Religions (Buddhism, Jainism, and Hinduism)
  • Islamic Studies
  • Judaic Studies
  • Secularism
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Religious Ethics
  • Theology

August Meeting Abstract Submission Deadline -- 14 July

December Meeting Abstract Submission Deadline – 10 November

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