The North American Paul Tillich Society seeks paper proposals from junior scholars (ABD or PhD completed no earlier than 2015) for a workshop to be held at its annual meeting in Denver, Colorado, November 16-17, 2018, immediately prior to the 2018 Meeting of the American Academy of Religion and the Society of Biblical Literature. Up to three selected workshop participants will become 2018 Tillich Society Fellows and will receive $250.00 in travel reimbursement to attend the annual meeting and will have their NAPTS dues waived for the year.
Proposals should develop an aspect of Tillich’s thought (i.e. a theme, trajectory, or method) or constructively employ Tillich’s method within their work. This is to say that the Society seeks constructive, rather than historical, proposals. We encourage papers that use specific theological tools or ideas from Tillich to address contemporary theological and cultural issues. In selecting Fellows, weight will be given to original constructive contribution over demonstration of exhaustive knowledge of Tillich’s works.
Proposals should include a 250 word abstract of the paper and a CV. Abstracts of dissertation chapters, journal articles, or book chapters in progress are quite welcome. Materials should be submitted to Brother Lawrence A. Whitney, LC†, Vice President of the North American Paul Tillich Society, at firstname.lastname@example.org by March 15, 2018. Selected Fellows will be notified no later than April 15 and must accept by May 1. Accepting the Fellowship includes agreement to submit a full paper draft by September 1 for pre-circulation among the Society membership in preparation for the workshop. Fellows will also be assigned a mentor from among the more senior scholars in the Society who have related interests.