ESBVM USA AUGUST 2016 CONFERENCE CALL FOR PAPERS! !
The Ecumenical Society of the Blessed Virgin Mary USA (ESBVM USA) exists to advance the study of Mary, the Mother of Christ, in Christian biblical and spiritual perspectives, and in the light of such study, to promote ecumenical interchange and prayer. Its aim is to show that in Mary, Christians of many traditions may find a focus in their search for unity.
PROPOSAL DUE DATE: Jan. 15, 2016.
Conference Theme: Mary in Scripture
Conference Dates: August 4, 5, and 6, 2016
Conference Location: Mount St. Mary College, Newburgh, NY
Submission Guidelines and Requirements:
The paper proposal should be in DOC or DOCX and must include:
1. Presentation Title
2. Presenter’s name, professional affiliation (e.g., university or church name), and status (undergrad, grad. student, Ph.D. candidate, faculty, pastor, etc.)
3. Contact information (e-mail address, daytime telephone)
4. Abstract (350-500 words)
5. Equipment needs.
The overall theme for the conference is “Mary in Scripture.” As such, the ESBVM is looking for papers that discuss viewpoints on Mary, the mother of Jesus, as presented in various Christian traditions or by individual theologians. This theme may be approached through a variety of avenues such as:
Biblical typologies of Mary
Biblical texts used for Marian feasts in the Lectionary
The Biblical Mariology of a particular theologian (e.g. Hans Urs von Balthasar, Luther, Calvin, John Meyendorff)
Mary in extra-biblical sources (such as the Protoevangelium of James)
Systematic, historical, or spiritual reflections on the narrative of Mary in scripture
Systematic, historical, or spiritual reflections on the words of Mary in scripture
Reflections on the use of biblical Mariology to further ecumenical or interreligious dialogue
The relationship between Christology and Mariology as understood from scripture study.
Biblical Mariology during certain periods of history (e.g. the Patristic Era, Reformation, or After Vatican II)
Biblical portrayals of Mary in literature, film, hymnody, and the visual arts
The development of Mariology and scriptural insight
Please submit proposals to the review committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.