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Call for Papers: Oxford Symposium on Religious Studies

The Oxford Symposium on Religious Studies is a forum for discourse and presentation of papers by scholars who have a particular interest in the study of religion.

Canon Brian Mountford MBE, former Vicar of St Mary’s Church and Fellow of St Hilda’s College in the University of Oxford, will host the meeting.

Scholars 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 Programme 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 or 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.

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 interdisciplinary and has a broad-based theme.

Suggested Topics:

– 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

Abstract Submission and Registration is now open for ALL 2018 Symposia. Abstracts are reviewed on a rolling basis and notifications sent within ten days of submission. The deadline for abstract submissions for the Spring Session is 5 March 2018. 

Important Dates

Abstract Submission Deadline: March 5, 2018

Symposium Date: March 19-21, 2018

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

Symposium Website: www.oxfordsymposiumonreligiousstudies.com

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