UPDATED: Christianity & Culture Conference: The Family, Past & Future

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Call for Papers
February 3, 2023 to February 4, 2023
Texas, United States
Subject Fields: 
Humanities, Philosophy, Religious Studies and Theology, Social History / Studies, Literature

The inaugural Christianity and Culture Conference at Houston Christian University (formerly Houston Baptist University) seeks to highlight the importance of the Family in the Western Tradition by exploring the different representations, significations, and roles of the Family. The conference will provide a cross-disciplinary venue to consider the past and future importance of the Family, particularly from a Christian perspective, that is evident in literature, philosophy, history, science, art, and religion.

Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Mark Regnerus, Professor of Sociology (University of Texas at Austin): https://www.markregnerus.com/

Dr. Matthew Lee Anderson, Assistant Research Professor of Ethics (Baylor University): https://matthewleeanderson.com/


Panel and Paper Proposals

Proposals may include academic papers/presentations from a variety of liberal arts and social sciences, as well as creative presentations (e.g. artwork, poetry readings, etc.) that illustrate the importance of the Family. Proposals emphasizing cross-disciplinarity are particularly encouraged.

Topics for proposals may include:

  • Representations of the Family in literature and art
  • Changes to the notion of the Family over time
  • The Family and religious practice
  • Religious beliefs and Family values
  • Cultural and sociological changes to the Family
  • Philosophical issues related to the Family
  • Comparative studies of the Family

Proposals from graduate and undergraduate students are welcome. 

Deadline for proposals is December 30, 2022. 

Contact Info: 

David J. Davis, PhD, FRHistS

Associate Professor of History

Houston Christian University


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