CFP: Theology and Game of Thrones

deadline for submissions: 
July 1, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
Theology and Pop Culture book series, Rowman and Littlefield
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Call for Papers: Theology and Game of Thrones 

Theology and Pop Culture is currently seeking contributions for a potential volume on the work of George R.R. Martin and the world of Game of Thrones. Essays should be written for academics, but avoid “jargon” to be accessible for the layperson.

Potentials ideas include but are not limited to:

The Drowned God, “What is dead may never die, but rises again harder and stronger.” Baptism and religious initiation; Death is the first and the last enemy: The understanding of Death in religious traditions; Zoroaster and the Lord of Light; The Seven and the Trinity; Animism and the old gods; Heart trees and sacred spaces; Looking for the divine in a world of many gods: religious pluralism in a globalized world (exclusion, inclusion, inclusivism, universalism, handling religious conflicts, etc.); Old gods, new gods, the Lord of Light: religious progression from polytheism to monotheism in modernity’s understanding of religion; Seeing many gods as aspects of one divine: Hindu monotheism; Jesus and the way of Baelor; Serving the Lord of Light without knowing it: pneumatological inclusivism; When religion wields the sword: The Faith Militant in Westeros; The Prince that was Promised and Messianic expectations; “It is known”: Faith and epistemic humility; “It’s your gods who have all the rules”: Navigating multi-faith marriages; “We Wrestle Not Against Flesh and Blood”: Understanding belief in Spiritual Warfare; Prophets, Seers, and three-eyed ravens: visions and dreams in Pentecostal experience

Submission Guidelines:

  1. Please submit Abstracts between 300-700 words with CVs to Matthew Brake at popandtheology@gmail.com by July 1, 2018
  2. Submission deadline for drafts (6,000-10,000 words) of accepted papers: January 15, 2018