Research Group on Contemporary Christian Communities in the Holy Land
Call for papers
The Competition for Souls
An International Conference, Jerusalem, 13-14 June 2011
The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute in collaboration with the Center for the Study for Christianity at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the Tantur Ecumenical Institute, and the French Center for Research in Jerusalem (CRFJ) is organizing an international conference to be held in Jerusalem in June 2011.
The conference is part of the activities of the ongoing research group on "Contemporary Christian Communities in the Holy Land". It aims to bring together researchers from a variety of disciplines to discuss issues related to contemporary Christian communities, that concern not only inter-religious, but also intra-religious competition. Moreover, it seeks to overcome the crude polemics and simplified explanations that often accompany discussions of religious rivalries, aiming to develop a more nuanced picture of current realities.
Proposals are invited on a variety of themes, including:
Conversion and Proselytism
Legal and economic perspectives on conversion
Gender, ethnicity and factionalism
Conversion of sacrospaces
Proposals of 1- 2 pages long should be submitted along with a short biographical note no later than Friday, 29 April 2011.
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