I am delighted to announce an upcoming theology conference that I am helping to organize. It will be held in Kingston, Jamaica, on Friday–Saturday, September 8–9, 2017.
The conference is sponsored by the Jamaica Theological Seminary (and will take place on their campus); it is co-sponsored by the Caribbean Graduate School of Theology and the United Theological College of the West Indies.
This interdisciplinary theology conference celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Jamaica Association of Evangelicals and the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.
Proposals for papers are invited from established scholars and practitioners in all theological disciplines, as well as from graduate students, post-docs, and non-tenured faculty.
Both Caribbean residents and others with an interest in the Caribbean are invited to propose papers.
We encourage high quality papers on any topic relevant to the theme of “Biblical Interpretation for Caribbean Renewal.”
We welcome papers from all theological disciplines, including biblical, historical, systematic, philosophical, moral, pastoral theology, and theology that engages culture, the church, or other academic fields.
We especially encourage papers that:
- propose priorities for biblical interpretation in the Caribbean
- address current practices of biblical interpretation in the Caribbean
- engage particular biblical texts in light of Caribbean realities
The due date for receiving proposals is July 15, 2017.
You may access the Call for Papers, which contains further information on submitting proposals.
For more information please visit the conference page on the website of the Jamaica Theological Seminary. As we get closer to the date, the page will be updated with information about registration and the conference schedule.
I am thinking of participating. But please define/explain “….. Caribbean Renewal” for the purposes of this “assignment”/paper.
By “Biblical Interpretation for Caribbean Renewal” we are meaning interpretation of Scripture that helps challenge and empower churches, individuals, and/or the wider society to be transformed and live towards healing and shalom. The three examples given above are meant to give some possibilities (but the paper topic could go beyond these):
propose priorities for biblical interpretation in the Caribbean
address current practices of biblical interpretation in the Caribbean
engage particular biblical texts in light of Caribbean realities
Does that help?