CFP: Comparative Approaches to Religion and Violence

COMPARATIVE APPROACHES TO RELIGION AND VIOLENCE BEYOND TEXTS
CALL FOR PAPERS 2015

For the 2015 conference of the American Academy of Religion in Atlanta Nov 21-24, we seek papers that examine the intersections of religion and violence, with attention to the condition in which religion lends itself to the justification and/or promotion of violence. Papers should demonstrate comparative or theoretical approaches. Below are recommended themes within this framework: 
Comparative Ethics of Violence beyond Texts: We seek studies that trace the way that religious authority becomes enacted outside of traditional scriptural mandates, such as by cultural leaders, rituals, pictures, narratives and media.

If you would like to submit a paper proposal, please contact Torkel Brekke at the University of Oslo (torkel.brekke@ikos.uio.no).

We are proud to announce that the Comparative Approaches to Religion and Violence has joined with the Journal of Religion and Violence. Future submissions to the AAR program unit will be considered for publication in the journal.