Section Open Session Theme Announcements

In addition to an invited session, sections also manage one open session at the annual meeting. The following sections have announced themes for their open sessions. Submissions to these units should conform to the announced theme.

  • Christian History & Thought Since 1700

    Theme for 2018​

    The Oxford Movement and Evangelicalism: Then and Now

    If you are working in the subject area of the Oxford Movement, Anglo-Catholicism, John Henry Newman, or Victorian Church History submit your proposal when ETS sends out its call for papers in early 2018. Be sure to designate your proposal to CHT. Queries to:

  • Patristic and Medieval History

    The Patristic and Medieval Section invites quality proposal abstracts (200-300 words). This year, our Section has been allotted one “open section” (and has been tasked with planning an “invited section”). Beyond the papers for these two specific groups, the Patristic and Medieval Section Committee collates and sends extra proposals we receive on to the General Program Committee for their further selection.

  • Pentateuch

    The Pentateuch Section provides a setting within the Evangelical Theological Society for presentation and discussion of research on the Pentateuch. This year the Pentateuch Section will host one invited session and one open session, each consisting of four presentations. We welcome proposals for papers to be presented at the open session, especially papers that explore the Pentateuch in its ancient Near Eastern context and reflect upon its theological significance for today. Proposed papers need not relate to this year’s conference theme (“The Holy Spirit”), although they certainly may. Successful proposals will have a well-defined topic and a clear thesis and will actively engage the relevant primary and secondary sources.