Bonhoeffer Sessions at the American Academy of Religion

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Bonhoeffer Sessions at the 2023 AAR Annual Meeting (San Antonio, TX)

The 2023 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion included three Bonhoeffer sessions devoted to Dietrich Bonhoeffer, with one of those sessions held jointly with the Niebuhr Society. Session 1: Bonhoeffer: Theology and Social Analysis Unit and Niebuhr Society Theme: The Revolutionary Gospel: Paul Lehmann, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and Reinhold Niebuhr in the Context of Union [...]

CALL FOR PAPERS AVAILABLE: Bonhoeffer Sessions of American Academy of Religion in San Antonio, November 2023 (DEADLINE EXTENDED: March 13th, 2023, 5:00pm Eastern)

Bonhoeffer: Theology and Social Analysis UnitThe “Bonhoeffer: Theology and Social Analysis Unit” invites paper proposals on themes related to Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s life, theology, and legacy. In light of 2023 AAR President Amir Hussain’s conference theme, La Labor de Nuestras Manos, we welcome proposals that offer constructive explorations of Bonhoeffer’s theological, practical, and ethical legacy as [...]

AAR Schedule: Meeting Times for Bonhoeffer Sessions at AAR, November 2022 (Denver, CO)

Session A19-208 Religion and Catastrophe: Bonhoeffer in Comparative Perspective Saturday, 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM (In Person) Convention Center-Mile High 4C (Lower Level) In this session, scholars engage Bonhoeffer’s thought through a series of comparative studies in conversation with diverse traditions of religious and ecological inquiry. The papers examine Bonhoeffer in comparison with Sufi Muslim [...]

Bonhoeffer: Theology and Social Analysis Unit – Statement of Purpose & Steering Committee

Statement of Purpose The “Bonhoeffer: Theology and Social Analysis Unit” of the American Academy of Religion seeks to explore the historical and contemporary interface between theology and public life within the context of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s legacy in theology. Together with professional societies affiliated in the study of Bonhoeffer’s life and thought, the Unit has explored [...]

American Academy of Religion Program Books

Did you know? AAR and SBL program books have been digitized! Digitized Program Books (1938-2018) Pitts Theology Library holds the archival records for both the Society of Biblical Literature (Collection RG 100) and the American Academy of Religion (Collection RG 057). These two organizations have held joint annual meetings since 1970 (with the exception of [...]




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