2019 Regional Meetings

Open Calls for Papers:

Eastern International Region
CFP Deadline: Feb. 1, 2019)

New England & Canadian Maritimes Joint Region
(CFP Deadline: Jan. 18, 2019)

Mid-Atlantic Region
(CFP Deadline: Dec. 22, 2018)

Midwestern Region
(CFP Deadline: Nov. 3rd, 2018)

Pacific Northwest
(CFP Deadline: Jan. 30th, 2019)

Rocky Mountain-Great Plains Region
(CFP Deadline: Nov. 9, 2018)

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Books and Major Publications

Dr. Jacqueline Bussie, Concordia College-Moorhead

Love Without Limits: Jesus' Radical Vision for Love With No Exceptions, Fortress Press, 2018. In this book, Bussie imparts practical solutions for people of faith who yearn to love across division and difference in these troubled times. Through poignant personal memoir, engaging theological reflection, inspiring true stories of boundary-busting friendships, creative readings of scripture, and surprising shout-outs to some of love's unsung heroes, Bussie challenges readers to answer God's call to practice a love so deep, it subverts the social order; so radical, it scandalizes the powerful; so vast, it excludes no one.

Robert M Geraci, Manhattan College

Temples of Modernity: Nationalism, Hinduism, and Transhumanism in South Indian ScienceLexington, 2018. This book offers an ethnographic approach to the intersections of religion, science, and technology in Bangalore, India. Based on five months of fieldwork at the Indian Institute of Science and other institutions, Temples of Modernity argues that scholars of religion and science have overemphasized beliefs, doctrines, and theories. Using politics, iconography, ritual, and the advent of transhumanism as examples, the book shows how an empirical approach advances the field while simultaneously enriching our understanding of contemporary India.

Andre E. Johnson, University of Memphis

The Struggle over Black Lives Matter and All Lives Matter, Amanda Nell Edgar and Andre E. Johnson, Lexington Books, 2018. This book examines the surprisingly complex relationship between Black Lives Matter and All Lives Matter as it unfolds on social media and in offline interpersonal relationships. Exploring cultural influences like family history, fear, religion, postracialism, and workplace pressure, Edgar and Johnson trace the meanings of these movements from the perspectives of ordinary participants. This book ties together online and offline, national and local, and personal and political to understand one of the defining social justice struggles of our time.

Thomas Patton, City University of Hong Kong

The Buddha's Wizards: Magic, Protection, and Healing in Burmese Buddhism, Columbia University Press, 2018. This book explains the world of Burmese Buddhist wizards, spells, and supernatural powers in terms of both the broader social, political, and religious context and the intimate roles that wizards play in people’s everyday lives. Patton draws on affect theory, material and visual culture, long-term participant observation, and the testimonies of the devout to show how devotees perceive the protective power of wizard-saints.

J. T. Turner, Anderson University (SC)

On The Resurrection of the Dead: A New Metaphysics of Afterlife for Christian ThoughtRoutledge, 2018. This book points out an internal incoherence in a traditional way Christians think about after life and attempts to correct the incoherence by constructing an account of the metaphysics of human persons and time that allows for traditional afterlife beliefs to be internally consistent.