2019 ICS Undergraduate Workshop

May 23 to 25, 2019

The Institute for Christian Studies is currently soliciting proposals for a three-day undergraduate workshop on the theme of political theology. Questions we hope to consider include but are not limited to the following:
  • Do political questions disguise theological concepts?
  • Are there theological/scriptural underpinnings to current political attitudes? Are biblical, theological, or traditional stories still influential in today’s political arguments? 
  • What are the theological grounds of secular understandings of sovereignty, state, governance–amongst other political concepts?
  • Does messianic possibility continue to shape political ideologies?
  • What is the role of organized religion in the contemporary public sphere?
  • What are the responsibilities of religious communities and religious leaders in the shaping of pluralistic societies?
Selected participants will have the opportunity to present their own work before peers and receive feedback from ICS faculty and graduate students, making connections and “learning the ropes” of the scholarly enterprise at the graduate or professional level. The workshop is a great opportunity for outstanding undergraduate students who might be interested in deepening existing lines of research and pursuing new ones with guidance from budding and established scholars in disciplines such as philosophy, theology, religious studies, etc.

The call for papers deadline has passed. For more information, click on the following links: