Call for Proposals

75th Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society

Tuesday to Thursday, Nov 14-16 2023
San Antonio, TX

Theme: “Theological Anthropology”

Evangelical Theological Society

We are excited to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Evangelical Theological Society at this year’s annual meeting! Since its founding in Cincinnati in 1949, God has abundantly blessed the work of the ETS. This 75th anniversary gala will offer many presentations and special sessions, in addition to plenary addresses from three outstanding scholars and a presidential address from our ETS president, Dr. Timothy George.

All full members of ETS, and all student members enrolled in research doctoral programs, are invited to submit paper proposals on this year’s theme which is “Theological Anthropology” – what does it mean to be a human being created by God in God’s image? As always, we welcome quality papers on topics not related to the theme. Several sections will post specific themes for their open sessions. To view the section themes, please click here.

All proposals for papers must be submitted online via the ETS website. Go to the Online Proposal System Guide to find directions for submission. You will be asked to fill out a proposal form and furnish an abstract of your paper. One requirement is that the paper can be delivered in 25-30 minutes, allowing 10-15 minutes for discussion.
The proposal period will open on Wednesday, March 1, 2023; the submission deadline is Friday, March 31, 2023, at 5:00 pm (Mountain Time).

Please contact the ETS staff ( with any questions about the Annual Meeting.
I am grateful for your participation and support of the ongoing work of the Evangelical Theological Society. We anticipate an Annual Meeting that is both intellectually stimulating and spiritually edifying in celebration of the Lord’s faithfulness through 75 years of evangelical scholarship.

See you in San Antonio, Dominus volens!
Karen H. Jobes
ETS Program Chair
Professor Emerita Wheaton College