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NABPR Region-at-Large Call for Papers

CTS/NABPR-RAL 2021 Meeting

Steve Harmon, Gardner-Webb University (NC)

Kate Hanch, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary (IL)

The NABPR Region-at-Large section of CTS will convene several sessions during the CTS Annual Convention. In order to contribute to the exploration of the CTS convention theme, we encourage proposals of papers from the NABPR membership that address the following themes:

  • Baptist engagements with Pope Francis’s encyclical on human fraternity Fratelli Tutti (October 3, 2020;
  • Critical explorations of Baptist systematic/constructive expressions of theological anthropology in relation to the flourishing of life in a dehumanizing world
  • Baptist biblical scholarship, dehumanization, and the flourishing of life (i.e., how have Baptist biblical scholars helped and/or hindered Baptists in their readings of biblical visions for the flourishing of life in the context of a dehumanizing world?)
  • Baptist theological ethics and the flourishing of life in a dehumanizing world
  • Recovery of and conversation with Baptist thinkers who have been overlooked or marginalized who could offer constructive expressions about the human person and human flourishing (e.g. Prathia Hall, Anne Dutton, John Lewis, etc.)
  • Other proposals related to the conference’s general theme    

Proposals should be 250-500 words in length and must include one’s name, email address, and current institutional affiliation and position.

Proposals should be submitted to conveners Steve Harmon ( and Kate Hanch ( no later than January 15, 2021 (please address submissions to both conveners).  Scholars will be notified of the status of their proposals by Sunday, February 21, 2021.    

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