Events

2018 Annual Meeting, Nov 17-20

Mark your calendars for the 2018 Annual Meeting! Plan to join your colleagues in Denver November 17-20. More info to come soon!

2018 Regional Meetings

Open Call for Papers:

Eastern International
Deadline: February 1

Midwest
Deadline: January 16

New England-Maritimes
Deadline: January 17

Pacific Northwest
Deadline: January 19

Upper Midwest
Deadline: January 12

Open Registration:

Mid-Atlantic

Midwest

New England-Maritimes

Southwest

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Books and Major Publications

R. Marie Griffith, Washington University in St. Louis

Moral Combat: How Sex Divided American Christians and Fractured American Politics, Basic Books, 2017. Moral Combat traces a century's worth of religious and politics debates over sex, sexuality, and gender in the United States, from birth control to LGBTQ rights and same-sex marriage. After women earned suffrage in 1920, a longstanding consensus about sexual morality began to fray, and its steady unraveling in the following decades has transformed America's broader culture, dividing religious communities and repeatedly pushing sex to the center of our political debates.

Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen, Fuller Theological Seminary and University of Helsinki

A Constructive Christian Theology for the Pluralisitc World, Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2013. Kärkkäinen's Constructive Christian Theology for the Pluralistic World is a five-volume project that aims to develop a new approach to and method of doing Christian theology in our pluralistic world at the beginning of the third millennium. Topics such as diversity, inclusivity, violence, power, cultural hybridity, and justice are part of the constructive theological discussion along with classical topics such as the messianic consciousness, incarnation, atonement, and the person of Christ.

Mohammad Hassan Khalil, Michigan State University

Jihad, Radicalism, and the New Atheism, Cambridge University Press, 2018. According to influential New Atheists such as Sam Harris, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, and Richard Dawkins, Islam is a "problem," largely because of its doctrine of jihad. Jihad, Radicalism, and the New Atheism scrutinizes this claim by comparing the conflicting interpretations of jihad offered by mainstream Muslim scholars, violent radicals, and New Atheists.

Matthew Kuiper, Missouri State University

Da`wa and Other Religions: Indian Muslims and Modern Resurgence of Global Islamic Activism, Routledge, 2018. Da‘wa and Other Religions explores the modern resurgence of da‘wa through the lens of inter-religious relations and within the two horizons of Islamic history and modernity. Part I provides an account of da‘wa from the Qur’an to the present. Part II analyzes and juxtaposes two prominent da‘wa organizations to emerge from the Indian subcontinent in the past century: the Tablīghī Jamā‘at and the Islamic Research Foundation of Zakir Naik.

Sarah Stewart-Kroeker, University of Geneva

Pilgrimage as Moral and Aesthetic Formation in Augustine's Thought, Oxford University Press, 2017. In a broad-ranging account of Augustine's pilgrimage imagery as a Christ-mediated journey toward the right ordering of desire for beauty and love for God and neighbor, this book reveals the formative continuity of the earthly sojourn and its eschatological aim. Along the way, it elaborates the relationship between beauty and morality as the linchpin of an Augustinian moral theology.