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Oxford Symposium on Religious Studies

18 September, 2017 18:52
Oxford Symposium on Religious Studies

Call for Papers

Date: 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: November 10, 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.

The meetings will be held at The Old Library in the Oxford University Church of St Mary.  Constructed in 1320, The Old Library is the first university (as opposed to college) building in Oxford and therefore uniquely important; this is where the nascent University began.

The sessions will be hosted by Canon Brian Mountford MBE, former Vicar of St Mary’s. Dr Mountford is a Fellow of St Hilda’s College in the University of Oxford.

Scholars are invited to present a paper on an aspect of religious studies, or they may wish to attend as an observer. The symposium is inter-disciplinary and has a broad-based theme. The disquisition must adhere to an abstract of about 300 words approved by the Program Committee of the Symposium. All papers presented for publication or inclusion in books or sponsored journals will be subject to peer review by external readers.

The abstract submission deadline is 10 November. Early registration expires 16 October, and the last payment date is 15 November 2017.

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

Conference Website: www.oxfordsymposiumonreligiousstudies.com

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