Call for Papers : Theology & Apocalyptic at the AAR/SBL 2016

Explorations in Theology and Apocalyptic

AAR/SBL Annual Meeting 2016, San Antonio, November 19-22

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Call for Papers

‘A Love That Turns the Ages: Thinking Apocalyptically About

Incarnation and Crucifixion’

The AAR/SBL have adopted the overarching theme of ‘revolutionary love’ for their annual meetings in November 2016.  Connecting with this rubric, the organizers of the Explorations in Theology & Apocalyptic group invite proposals for short papers (20-25 minutes in length) investigating the meaning, shape and consequence of the doctrine of incarnation and the theology of the cross in an apocalyptic perspective.

How can and ought these doctrines to be developed in an ‘apocalyptic key’ or within an apocalyptic orientation in Christian theology?  How might the concept of kenosis be re-thought in connection with Pauline apocalyptic? Could the understanding of Christmas be more fully and substantively interpreted in accordance with reference to the eschatological motifs that mark Advent? Is the Johannine prologue open to an apocalyptic hearing? Can the nature of the Second Coming illumine the reality and significance of the first? And are there particular resources in the theological tradition which ought to inform and guide such efforts?

Proposals should be no more than 300 words in length, and must be accompanied by a brief single-page CV.

Proposals should be sent to Philip Ziegler: p.ziegler@abdn.ac.uk

All proposals must be received by March 30th, 2016

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