Call For Papers: Due to the cancellation of the 2020 conference, we are relaunching the 2020 theme with the intention of giving the 2020 presenters first right of refusal to present the research they developed for that conference.
We are also seeking new proposals for papers to be presented at the 2021 Society for Pentecostal Studies annual meeting. The meeting will take place in Southlake, TX from March 18-20, 2021. Priority is given to papers accepted for presentation at the 2020 conference. Should there be room in the schedule, preference will be given to new proposals that relate to the conference theme. Ideally, papers presented at the meeting will explore a topic relevant to Pentecostal studies that address issues at the intersection of biblical/theological studies or Pentecostal hermeneutics. Proposals must be submitted by no later than July 31, 2020.
Parallel papers are invited to explore the nature of this issue historically and contemporarily in order to address how Pentecostals have biblically, theologically, philosophically, and practically understood and responded to the needs of women experiencing violence, as well as address how Pentecostals have and can bring meaningful change. Parallel sessions might explore the following: a Pentecostal anthropology and theology of human value in Scripture, Pentecostal readings of “gender violence” and subjugation texts in Scripture, mutuality and subjugation of women in the history and traditions of Pentecostalism, sociological explanations of the relationship between gender violence and culture, and constructive theological accounts that address the various dimensions of violence today. Presenters are invited to explore such challenges and respond within the parameters of their disciplines. Due to the limited number of new proposals needed, consideration of the theme should be weighed carefully.