A Call for Papers: AAR working group Explorations in Christian Theology and Apocalyptic

A Call for Papers

The Explorations in Christian Theology and Apocalyptic working group invites individual paper proposals for an Additional Meeting to be held during the 2011 American Academy of Religion meeting in San Francisco, November 19th – 22nd, 2011.

The group will host a panel session on the theme:

Jacob Taubes and Christian Theology.

The organizers would especially invite proposals for papers which engage in constructive theological reflection on the themes and arguments of  Taubes’ Occidental Eschatology (Stanford University Press, 2009) and the essays collected in From Cult to Culture:  Fragments toward a Critique of Historical Reason (Stanford University Press, 2009).

Paper presentation will be approximately thirty minutes in length.  Proposals should include your name, institutional affiliation, and the title of the proposed paper, as well as a 250 word abstract.

Please submit your proposal via email to

Doug Harink


Philip Ziegler


no later than April 15, 2010.

You can also find the call for papers on the group’s weblog here:


Details of the second session, an invited panel which will engage theologically with apocalyptic motifs of the Gospel of Mark, will be forthcoming.

Should you have any questions about the call for papers or the general work of the Explorations in Christian Theology and Apocalyptic group, please do not hesitate to contact me.  Also,  should you know of other friends and colleagues who would be interested in the work of the group or in presenting a proposal in response to the call for papers, please do forward this post along to them.

Kind regards,

Dr. Philip G. Ziegler
Senior Lecturer in Systematic Theology
Head of the School of Divinity, History and Philosophy
School of Divinity, History and Philosophy
King’s College, University of Aberdeen
Aberdeen  AB24 3UB
United Kingdom

Douglas Harink
Professor of Theology
The King’s University College
9125-50th Street
Edmonton, AB, Canada  T6B 2H3
Ph. 780-465-3500, ext 8062
Fax. 780-465-3534