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ATS Call for Papers
2019 Annual Meetings, San Diego, CA
Theme:  Christ in All Scripture

The Adventist Theological Society invites proposals for its annual meetings to be held in San Diego, CA, Wednesday, November 20 through Sabbath, November 23, 2019.  The theme is “Christ in All Scripture.”

From the first gospel promise in Gen 3:15 to Jesus’ final invitation in Revelation 22:17, the Scriptures consistently point to Jesus. This year’s ATS Fall Symposium theme gives us the opportunity to more clearly and deeply articulate the Messianic promises and actions of Christ, from creation to new creation, and everything in between. We welcome papers from a broad range of fields and perspectives including biblical, theological, philosophical, historical, sociological, missiological and practical theological studies. Papers can specifically address factors that have shaped our understanding and conceptual development of Christ in all Scripture, such as cultural, ethnic, religious, gender, social, cognitive, scholastic, or historiographical, as well as how these have influenced personal religious experience.

The Adventist Theological Society affirms a high view of Scripture. As such, all proposals should adhere to the methodology set forth in the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventist’s document “Methods of Bible Study.”

Proposal Deadline: FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 2019.

Proposals must be in MS Word format and include an abstract (200-300 words) summarizing the main thesis and trajectory of argumentation. Include in the proposal the paper title, the author’s full name, institution, mailing address, and email address. In the subject line of your email place the following: Paper Proposal for ATS Annual Meeting 2019.

Send proposals to: A. Rahel Wells, PhD, ATS President-Elect, at: rahel.schafer@gmail.com.
First time presenters must also submit a complete outline of their paper for review when they submit their proposal.

Submission of a proposal does not guarantee acceptance. It is our intention to communicate regarding inclusion of your paper in the Fall Symposium by June 2019. If your paper is accepted, we will send you more information regarding scheduling and location when these details are settled. ATS does not have funds to assist presenters with travel expenses.

If you have questions, please email rahel.schafer@gmail.com.

FYI, the topic for 2020 is “Christianity and Islam” and the meetings will be held in Providence, RI. An invitation will be forthcoming later in the year.