UPDATE: Faith and Violence (7/13/06; CCL, 10/21/06-10/22/06)

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Ian Maloney
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The deadline for papers and abstracts has been extended to July 13.=20


Call for papers, proposals, and panel suggestions: "Faith and Violence:
Jihad and Holy War" is the theme of the annual Northeast Region
Conference on Christianity and Literature to be held October 20, 21 2006
at St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights, NY. Keynote address to be
delivered by David S. Reynolds, author of "John Brown, Abolitionist: The
Man Who Killed Slavery, Sparked the Civil War, and Seeded Civil Rights."


Religious persons experience inner spiritual struggles to attain perfect
faith. In the past the struggle for spiritual perfection has led to
violence, holy wars and crusades. This conference theme looks to explore
this spiritual struggle and its sometimes attendant armed violence.=20


We invite papers, panels, and proposals on any aspect of literature and
its relationship to Christianity, encouraging the following:


Faith and Violence



Holy War/Jihad


Christian dialogue with Islam, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism or other

Science and Religion

Interdisciplinary approaches=20

Creative writing, including creative non-fiction, memoir, spiritual


Selected papers will be published in the conference proceedings.=20


Please send 250 word abstracts or competed papers by 7/13/06 to:


Edward Wesley

Department of English

St. Francis College

180 Remsen Street

Brooklyn Heights, NY 11201

(718) 489-5217


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