Second Call: Sacred Rhetoric: Discourses of Religion

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Call for Papers
May 31, 2017 to June 2, 2017
Ohio, United States
Subject Fields: 
Communication, Composition & Rhetoric, Philosophy, Popular Culture Studies, Religious Studies and Theology

Winebrenner Theological Seminary (Findlay, Ohio) will be hosting a conference exploring “Sacred Rhetoric” – an interdisciplinary event devoted to the consideration of discourses of religion, both as it is depicted in various media formats and how religious practitioners discuss issues within confessional communities.  The conference will take place from May 31 – June 2, 2017and seeks to bring together specialists in the fields of communication and religion to examine these matters more closely. 

Potential paper topics cover a vast array, including, but by no means limited to, the depiction of religion and religious issues in popular media, philosophies of religious language, and the discussion or presentation of ethical/philosophical debates in popular media and within religious communities. 

Please send a brief 300-500 word abstract and a short c.v. by January 15, 2017, to insure full consideration. Panels of three papers are strongly encouraged. Inquiries and abstracts should be sent to Dr. David Barbee at Graduate students are welcome to apply. Please indicate if this will be your DEBUT paper.

Contact Info: 

David M. Barbee, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Christian Thought

Winebrenner Theological Seminary
950 North Main Street Findlay, OH 45840
T: 419-434-4252 TF: 1-800-992-4987 F: 419-434-4267