Call for Book Chapter (Proposals)
Interfaith Dialogue in Practice: Living Between the Abrahamic Traditions
Deadline for one-page book chapter proposals: December 1, 2010
One-page proposals are invited from communication and media studies scholars. Proposals will describe potential 3,000 – 3,500-word essays that explicitly examine issues related to interfaith dialogue and relationships within the Abrahamic Faith traditions. The Abrahamic Faiths – Judaism, Christianity, and Islam –represent the three primary monotheistic world religions. These traditions are intertwined with a shared history, many common values, and unique theological assumptions that distinguish them from non-Abrahamic religious faiths. They also share a troubled past and present, marked by mistrust, hatred, and even war. Chapter authors will present their experiences with interfaith dialogue involving two or more of the Abrahamic Traditions.
Interfaith Dialogue in Practice will be an essential reader that examines contemporary communicative issues surrounding interfaith dialogue and relationships. Unlike other readers, the volume will be written from the disciplinary perspective of communication studies. All authors are communication or media studies scholars who are involved in interfaith dialogue at a variety of levels: home/family, community, campus, curricular, and house of worship. The authors of the chapters will provide an array of views and perspectives intended to impact the field of interfaith dialogue. Avoiding sectarianism and abstaining from proselytizing, the contributors explain and reflect on their experiences from a broadly-defined communication-studies-perspective. Because all authors are media and communication studies scholars, the chapters will focus on messages: message construction, message reception, message transmission, and so on.
Full title: Interfaith Dialogue in Practice: Living Between the Abrahamic Traditions
General Editor: Daniel S. Brown, Jr., Ph.D. (Louisiana State University), Department of Communication Studies, Grove City College, 100 Campus Avenue, Grove City, PA 16127, USA firstname.lastname@example.org
Publisher: TBD – A university or other scholarly press with a record of successful publication and marketing of texts related to communication and religion.
Description: Popular and scholarly interest in interfaith dialogue is complex and increasingly ubiquitous.
The goal for authors is to provide an overview of their selected topics. Chapter authors are charged with providing a brief description of the individuals and situation about which they are writing. Chapters may include the following: Definition and/or explanation of their assigned topic, discussion of what has been done by others, discussion of what was done in the current relationship or situation, and discussion of what could or should be done in the future. Any other information the author feels is necessary, such as print or online resources that relate to their topic, should be included as well. Ideally, this volume will serve as a primer for others interested in pursuing interfaith dialogue and understanding.
Send proposals and inquiries to Daniel S. Brown, Ph.D., at Grove City College, Grove City, Pennsylvania (email@example.com). Proposals should include the following: a one-page chapter proposal and a brief c.v. (or alternatively a one-paragraph biographical statement) from the author(s).
Tentative schedule for publication
Submission of book chapter proposals: December 1, 2010
Editor notifies authors of accepted chapter proposals: December 15, 2010
Authors submit full book chapters (between 12 -20 pages): February 15, 2010
Peer reviews of book chapter manuscripts sent to author(s): March 15, 2011
Revised/Final version of chapters received by editor: April 15, 2011
Final book submitted to publisher: June 1, 2011
Anticipated publication: Early 2012
Daniel S. Brown, Ph.D.
Grove City College
Department of Communication Studies
Grove City, Pennsylvania USA
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