Call for Papers Alternative Salvations

One Day Conference, Sept 18th 2012, University of Chester

The conference will explore how ‘unorthodox’ readings of sacred texts inform salvation experience; how life transformations outside of religious contexts might be considered spiritual; how ideas of this-worldly salvation are politicised; how ideas of salvation are simultaneously secularised and infused with new power; what alternative salvations can be discovered within Christianity and how might they be practised? In particular, we are seeking to explore the ways that alternative religious, spiritual and secular understandings of the notion of salvation already shape, and have the potential to shape, how people live and act in Christian and post-Christian contexts . This exciting conference breaks new ground in exploring alternative approaches to salvation.
Proposals for short papers are invited on any aspect of the theme of ‘alternative salvations’ as outlined here.
Papers will normally be 20 minutes in length with an additional 10 minutes for discussion.

Applications to submit a short paper should include:
-Proposer’s name and affiliation;
– a title for the paper;
– a 200 word abstract;
– details of any audio-visual equipment you will need to deliver your paper.

Short paper proposals should be submitted to by no later than 4:00pm on 16th April 2012. Applicants should know the outcome of their proposal by 18th May 2012.
Conference costs: £28 (£18 for unwaged and students) inclusive of lunch and refreshments.
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