The College Theology Society

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Daniel Horan, OFM, Catholic Theological Union (Illinois)

In keeping with this year’s conference theme—“Human Families: Identity, Relationships, and Responsibilities”—the Spirituality section of the College Theology Society is seeking paper and panel proposals that explore the intersection of familial and other social relationships with the study of spirituality or spiritual practices. Such themes include, but are in no way limited to:


  • Explorations of the spirituality of the family or familial spiritual practices (particularly from various local cultural contexts);
  • Insights from Amoris Laetitia for contemporary Christian spirituality;
  • The relationship between spirituality and justice, particularly as it concerns diverse familial contexts (e.g., migrant families, separated families, families experiencing oppression; LGBTQ families, etc.)
  • Resources from various spiritual “classics” (textual, artistic, etc.) for development of family life;
  • Consideration of how the family is presented or understood within various Christian spiritual resources (textual, artistic, etc.);
  • Eco-Spiritualities and other explorations of a spirituality of the family of creation;


We also welcome other proposals on topics related to spirituality more generally, while giving priority to those that engage the conference theme.


Proposals should be 250-500 words in length, should include the scholar’s name, position, and institution, as well as any AV needs anticipated, and be emailed to the spirituality section convener by December 15, 2019. You must be a CTS member in good standing to present at the conference. Proposals will be reviewed and scholars will be notified of the status of their proposal by mid-January.

The College Theology Society is a registered, non-profit professional society and a Related Scholarly Organization of the American Academy of Religion.


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