Grants for Annual Philosophy of Religion Conference at CGU

Each year the Claremont Annual Philosophy of Religion Conference brings together thinkers from different religions, traditions, and academic disciplines to discuss one particular theme in the fields of Religion, Theology and Philosophy of Religion. The theme of the 37th conference will be Love and Justice: Consonance or Dissonance?. The conference will be held at Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, California, on February 19-20, 2016. Speakers will include: Richard Amesbury (Zurich), Anselm Min (Claremont), Arne Grøn (Copenhagen), W. David Hall (Center College), Namsoon Kang (Brite Divinity School), Ulrich Körtner (Vienna); Regina Schwartz (Evanston), Nicholas Wolterstorff (Yale).

The Udo Keller Stiftung Forum Humanum (Hamburg) has generously provided 10 conference grants ($2200 each) to enable doctoral students and new PHDs (not earlier than 2011) to participate in the conference. The grant is meant to cover all expenses. Recipients will have the opportunity to attend the conference on Friday and Saturday and to present a paper (15 double-spaced pages) on the topic of the conference. To create space for the discussion of their contributions, a pre-conference seminar will be held on Thursday, February 18, on the same topic as the main conference. All grant recipients will be expected to participate in this seminar and introduce not their own but one of the other papers for discussion. Five papers will be chosen for publication along with the conference contributions in the Claremont Studies of Philosophy of Religion (Mohr Siebeck Tübingen).

We invite doctoral students and recent PhDs to submit a one page CV and a 5 page abstract of their proposed paper on the topic of ‘Love and Justice’ (word, double-spaced, anonymous for blind review). For a more detailed description of the conference topic see http://www.cgu.edu/pages/6243.asp. Applications should be sent by email to:

Prof. Dr. Ingolf U. Dalferth (ingolf.dalferth@cgu.edu)
Department of Religion
Claremont Graduate University
831 North Dartmouth Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711

by August 31, 2015 (midnight Pacific time). Applications will be blind reviewed by an international committee of scholars. Recipients will be notified in October. Drafts of the papers are due by January 15, 2016.