CFP: Christ in Contemporary Cultures (3/31/06; 9/28/06-9/30/06)

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Gregor Thuswaldner
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Christ in Contemporary Cultures: A Cultural Studies Conference
at Gordon College, Wenham, Massachusetts, September 28-30, 2006

Hosted by Gordon College, Center for Christian Studies and partially
funded by the Lilly Foundation Endowment, Inc.

Conference Organizers:
Brian Johnson, Ph.D. and Gregor Thuswaldner, Ph.D.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. CORNEL WEST, Princeton University


The organizers invite papers and panels that will explore, analyze,
critique, investigate, theorize and/or contend with representations of
Christ in a wide variety of contexts-including, but not limited to, the
political sphere, visual arts, architecture, film, television,
literature, history, print media, music, mental/physical health
treatment, mega-church discourse, urban environments/ethnic communities
and wider academic discourse. This conference is designed to promote
generous intellectual exchange among scholars with a variety of

Possible Topics/Panels may include but are not limited to:

* Christ and Culture (Political, Urban, Ethnic, Class etc.)

* The Therapeutic Christ

* Christ and the Rhetoric of War

* Christ and Gender

* The Commercialized Christ

* Christ and Race

* The Fundamentalist Christ

* Christ and Prosperity

* The American Christ and Global Christ

* Christ and the Media

* Christ and the Academy

* The Apocalyptic Christ

* The Cinematic Christ

* The Literary Christ

* Christ and Science

Submit 250 word abstracts electronically or via regular mail to

Christ in Contemporary Cultures Conference
Center for Christian Studies
Gordon College
255 Grapevine Road
Wenham, MA 01984


Deadline for consideration is MARCH 31, 2006

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