Call For Papers: Contemporary Art and the Church

CIVA’s “Between Two Worlds: Contemporary Art and the Church,” June 11-14, Calvin College, in Grand Rapids, Michigan

CIVA invites paper presentations for its ‘Theology and the Visual Arts’ sessions at the biennial conference in one of the follow categories: critical responses to Ben Quash’s recent volume Found Theology, theology for the visual arts (i.e. constructive proposals aimed at opening up new vistas of creativity and exploration in the visual arts), and theology from the visual arts (i.e. reflections on the theological meaning or value of particular bodies of art, art movements, and/or art experiences).

Papers should be original works of theological reflection that engage deeply and thoughtfully with the world of visual art, and the word count for each paper should not exceed 3,500 words (excluding footnotes and bibliography).

Completed papers will be submitted approximating six weeks prior to the conference and made available to registrants prior to the conference.

Proposals should include the following: a title, a 250 word abstract, and a short author bio, and can be submitted here:

Deadline for submissions is March 1st, 2015. Successful acceptance of a paper proposal carries a 50% discount on conference registration, and papers may be considered for one or more of CIVA’s publications.


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