Interdisciplinary Theology Conference


Co-sponsored by:

Northeastern Seminary at Roberts Wesleyan College
The Canadian-American Theological Association


Northeastern Seminary
2265 Westside Drive Rochester, NY

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The faculty and administration of Northeastern Seminary, in conjunction with the Canadian-American Theological Association (CATA), welcome proposals for papers to be presented at an interdisciplinary theology conference at Northeastern Seminary in Rochester, NY. This Call for Papers goes out to established scholars or practitioners in the theological disciplines, as well as to graduate students, post-docs, and pre-tenured faculty. 

Our keynote speaker is Dr. Richard Mouw, Professor of Faith and Public Life at Fuller Theological Seminary (where he previously served as president for 20 years). Dr. Mouw is the author of numerous books, including Uncommon Decency: Christian Civility in an Uncivil World (rev. ed. IVP, 2010), Called to the Life of the Mind: Some Advice for Evangelical Scholars (Eerdmans, 2014), and his recent autobiography, Adventures in Evangelical Civility: A Lifelong Quest for Common Ground (Brazos, 2016). Dr. Mouw will deliver two lectures (one on Friday evening, one on Saturday) exploring the continuing value of the term “Evangelical” in the twenty-first century, while tracing the history of its meaning and usage over the past hundred years.

In line with the topic of Dr. Mouw’s lectures, we invite submission of high quality papers on any topic related to the broad theme of “Evangelical Theology: New Challenges, New Opportunities.” We welcome papers from all theological disciplines, including biblical, historical, systematic, philosophical, moral, or pastoral theology, and theology that engages culture, the church, or other academic fields. Papers should be scholarly but not highly specialized presentations of about 25 minutes, aimed at an audience of students, pastors, and faculty from across the spectrum of theological disciplines.

Proposals should be approximately 250 words in length. Please prepare them for blind review and submit as an email attachment, accompanied by a short curriculum vitae or resumé in a separate file. To facilitate anonymous review of proposals, please include your name, institutional affiliation, contact information, and the title of your proposal in the body of your email. All proposals should be submitted electronically as file attachments in *DOC, *ODT, or *RTF format to the address below. Please title your email “Evangelical Theology.”

Please email conference paper proposals to Maria Gilluly at by June 16, 2017. Papers chosen for participation will be notified by the end of June 2017. Graduate students, post-docs, and pre-tenured faculty are invited to submit finished papers by September 15 for the Jack and Phyllis Middleton Award for Excellence in Bible and Theology.