Tim Gabrielli, Seton Hill University (Pennsylvania)

Susanna Cantu Gregory, Clarke College (Iowa)

The Ecclesiology section especially welcomes papers that pertain to this year's theme on

"American Catholicism in the 21st Century: Crossroads, Crisis, or Renewal?" within the following areas: 


1.  "Outsider" views on the future of the American Catholic church.  These could include (but are not limited to):  perspectives from other religions, mission integration at Catholic institutions, views about or by students of Catholic colleges, the lay-religious bond, perspectives from various populations within the church, and views from other Christian traditions. 


2.  The future of American Catholicism as it pertains to young adults, youth, and "nones,"  particularly Spanish speaking, immigrant, or refugee young adults and youth. 


3.  The living out of various interpretations of Vatican II within the American Catholic church, especially inviting descriptive accounts of particular locations and communities. 

4.  Historical-theological studies on American Catholicism from any time period using ethnographic and practical prophetic approaches.

The conveners will gladly review papers outside of these areas that pertain to any ecclesiological topic. 

All papers should be conceived for an effective thirty-minute presentation with a fifteen-minute discussion afterward. 

The College Theology Society is a registered, non-profit professional society and a Related Scholarly Organization of the American Academy of Religion.


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