At the risk of getting sucked into another April Fool's joke :-) I wanted to extend an invitation. I chair the Practical Theology section of the Wesleyan Theological Society. Next year we are addressing Christology in our Annual meeting at Anderson University (just north of Indianapolis).
I wanted to see if there might be enough interest to have a paper session on "The Way of Jesus: Christology and Discipleship in contemporary church practice." This would allow folk in this group to contemplate the relationship between a prominent theme in Emergent discipleship (Following Jesus) and its relationship to Christology. This is an academic conference so there will probably be proposals by faculty and doctoral students on other aspects, but I am open to having one session developed around this theme. The only "catch" would be the writing/presentations would need to reflect advance graduate work, but I think there is ample intellectual horsepower within the group if there is enough interest. This may not be the best venue for the discussion but at least it would provide another forum if you are interested. If we get sound proposals I will let the group know once the conference chair sets the program. I am including the call for papers and my contact information. If you are interested please include the topic idea and this link. You can get more information from the Society website http://wesley.nnu.edu/wts/44_annual_meeting/44_annual_meeting_call_for_papers.htm
ALL THE TREASURES OF WISDOM AND KNOWLEDGE: THE CENTRALITY OF CHRIST
5-7 March, 2009
Anderson University, Anderson, Indiana
Plenary Session Speakers:
Prof. I. Howard Marshall, University of Aberdeen: ‘Where Are We Now? New Testament Christology Today’
Prof. Bruce McCormack, Princeton Theological Seminary: ‘Why Should Theology be Christo-centric?’
Presidential Address: Prof. Thomas J. Oord, Northwest Nazarene University
A Call for Papers: Papers are invited on the topic of Christology, the Doctrine of the Person of Christ, and its role in Christian Theology.
Completed paper proposal forms should be sent to one of the following section chairs by 1 September, 2008. Proposal form provided below.
Practical Theology/Christian Formation
Dean G. Blevins firstname.lastname@example.org
PAPER PROPOSAL FORM
Wesleyan Theological Society Meeting
All the Treasures of Wisdom and Knowledge:The Centrality of Christ
5-7 March, 2009Anderson University, Anderson, Indiana
Please add information below and email it as an electronic document to the appropriate section chair listed at the conclusion of the call for papers.
WTS SECTION NAME:
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PRESENTATION NEEDS, AUDIO OR VISUAL (e.g., POWERPOINT):
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