The College Theology Society

 Serving Church and Academy Since 1954

Feminisms, Gender, and Theologies Section

Cynthia Cameron, Rivier University (NH)


Katherine Greiner, Carroll College (MT) 

In light of this year’s theme, “Human Families: Identities, Relationships, and
Responsibilities,” we invite submissions that reflect on this theme through the lens provided by our sectional focus: Feminisms, Gender, and Theologies.  Some topics might include:

  • the roles and experiences of women in their various familial roles, including as mother, sister, daughter, aunt, grandmother, cousin, in various social and cultural contexts and in various generational configurations;
  • the critiques offered from feminist, LGBT and/or queer theological perspectives of culturally and ecclesially “normative” gender roles in families (for example, questions of shared household responsibilities and participation in the paid labor force);
  • theological and ecclesial responses to domestic and/or familial abuse;
  • the theological appropriation and impact of official Church teachings related to the family, such as Humanae Vitae, the Theology of the Body, and Amoris Laetitia;
  • and theological explorations of the meaning of family for those for whom “traditional” family is a painful reality, who experience or form family in different ways (for example, blended families and/or foster families), or who choose not to form biological families.  

Submissions on topics unrelated to the theme will also be considered.

Proposals should be 250-500 words in length and include one’s current institutional affiliation and position. Proposals should be emailed by December 15, 2019. Scholars will be notified of the status of their proposals by mid-January.


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