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LumenetVitapresentsitsthirdannualGraduateConference
Saturday,January30,2016atBostonCollegeSchoolofTheologyandMinistry
SacramentalVisionandRejuvenatingWord:EmbodyingTheological
ConversationswithaTroubledWorld
KeynoteSpeaker:KellyBrownDouglas,ProfessorofReligionatGoucherCollege,
Baltimore,Maryland
Inaworldthatisconstantlychanging,theChurchiscalledtoarenewedpracticeofaggiornamento,
aspiritofchangeandacommitmenttotheologicalengagementamidvariedcontemporary
contexts.Thispracticeofrejuvenationaskstheologianstousegreaterimaginationas
theycontemplatetheworldandenterintorelationshipanddialoguewiththeirneighbors.The
arrayofenvironmental,social,cultural,andpoliticaltroublesfacingsocietytodaydemandthat
welistenauthenticallyandheartheneedsoftheearthanditspeople.Onlythencanwerespond
creativelyandproductivelytodrawfromthedepthsoffaiththewisdomneededinourageof
unrest.Whatquestionsdoestheworldaskoftheology?Howdothesequestionschallengeusand
howdoweallowthatchallengetoshapeourprayers,ourstudies,ourministry,andourverylives?
Oncetheologianshaveundergonethisprocessoflistening,discerning,andbeingmovedtorespond
totheneedsandquestionsofourtime,thenweareproperlysituatedtooffertheresourcesofour
traditionstoaworldinperil.
Foritsthirdannualgraduateconference,LumenetVita,theacademicjournalattheBostonCollege
SchoolofTheologyandMinistry,invitespapersfromavarioustheologicaldisciplinesthataddress
thispressingtask.Weareparticularlylookingforpapersthatcreativelyandhonestlyapprehend
thequestionsbeingaskedoftheologytodayandhowthetheologicalprojectshouldengagein
attentiveaggiornamentowhileretainingorganiccontinuityinaproductiveandrelevantway.We
welcomepapersfromtheseareas:Systematics,Biblical,Moral,ChurchHistory,andPastoral.
Abstractsubmissionsshouldbe250-300wordsinlengthandshouldbesentviaemailto
[email protected],2015.Pleaseincludeyourname,school
affiliation,degreeprogram,andtheareainwhichyourproposalfalls.Finalpapersareexpectedto
be5-6pagesinlengthfora15-minutepresentation.AselectioncommitteemadeupofSTM
FacultywillhelpdecidethetoppapersfromtheconferenceforpublicationinLumenetVita.Any
[email protected]
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