Section Open Session Call for Papers

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 and Thought since 1700

Christian History and Thought since 1700 aims to accommodate such themes as the following:

  • Post-Reformation studies (leading individuals, doctrinal themes)
  • European Pietist movements
  • Evangelical leaders, evangelical movements and awakenings from 1700 onward
  • The history of missions since the Puritan age, and developments in theology since the Reformation age.

Christian History and Thought since 1700 welcomes the submission of excellent historical abstracts related to the themes listed above as well as the theme of this year’s conference, “Holiness.” Successful abstracts will have a clearly-stated topic, a clearly-stated thesis, and brief interaction with the prominent secondary literature related to your topic. If you have any questions, please email Robert Caldwell: rcaldwell@swbts,edu.

Evangelicals and Women

Evangelicals and Women Section of the Evangelical Theological Society invites proposals for its Open Session during the 2022 annual ETS meeting. Papers may explore (1) The biblical text as it speaks to relations between women and men in the body of Christ and community; (2) the ontological significance of male-female; (3) and historical backgrounds of women specific issues, from biblical times and throughout church history; or (4) the relevance of Scripture’s teachings on women when addressing today’s issues in church, home and society. The relationship of any of these topics with the ETS theme of “holiness” is encouraged. Please submit your abstract via the ETS portal.

Old Testament Prophetic and Apocalyptic Books

The Old Testament Prophetic and Apocalyptic Books section will be hosting two sessions. The first session will be invited papers addressing the theme of “Justice in the Minor Prophets.” The second session will consist of open papers on anything related to prophetic and apocalyptic literature in the Old Testament. We invite proposals for the second session.

Old Testament Theology

One of the two sessions of this year’s meetings is by invitation and will review M. Daniel Carroll R., The Lord Roars: Recovering the Prophetic Voice for Today (Baker Academic, forthcoming). The second is an open session. The steering committee invites submission of topic proposals; preference will be given to papers dealing with Old Testament ethics. Proposals should be submitted through the official ETS proposal system.