From April 24-26, 2019, the Department of Religion at Baylor University, in collaboration with the Department of Religious Studies and the Maguire Chair in Ethics at Southern Methodist University, will host a conference on the theme “signs of the times: christianity and socialism.” The department invites proposals from graduate students and early-career scholars working in theological studies, moral theology and ethics, political theology, and related disciplines. The conference seeks dynamic papers that investigate historic, contemporary, and theoretical relationships between Christianity and socialism, articulate difficulties and contradictions attendant to these relationships, and imagine new engagements for the sake of exploring and assessing the possibilities of building just and equitable economies.
Please submit a 300-word abstract explaining the theme and argument of the presentation, along with your name and the institution with which you are associated. Proposals are due by February 15, 2019. Funding is available for travel, transportation, and lodging for accepted paper presentations. All proposals and inquiries should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.