CFP: Alternative Expressions of the Numinous (Australia) (6/2/06; 8/18/06-8/20/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Helen Farley
contact email:

The Queensland Society for the Study of Religion (QSSR)
in conjunction with the
School of History, Philosophy, Religion and Classics, University of=20
and the
Straight Out of Brisbane Festival (SOOB)

presents the inaugural QSSR conference

***Alternative Expressions of the Numinous***

**Date: Friday 18 - Sunday 20 August 2006

**Venue: School of History, Philosophy, Religion and Classics, =
of Queensland, St Lucia Campus, Brisbane, Australia

**Conference Chairs:

Helen Farley
Danielle Kirby, and
Julie Washington

**Confirmed Speakers:

*Professor Emeritus Philip C. Almond

Selected books:

The Witches of Warboys: An Elizabethan Story of Bewitchment =
Demonic Possession and Exorcism in Early Modern England (2004)
Rudolph Otto: An Introduction to his Philosophical Theology (1984)

*Associate Professor Lynne Hume

Selected books:

Popular Spiritualities: The Politics of Contemporary Enchantment =
Ancestral Power: The Dreaming, Consciousness and Aboriginal Australians=20
Witchcraft and Paganism in Australia (1997)

*Associate Professor Richard A. Hutch

Selected books:

Lone Sailors and Spiritual Insights: Cases of Sport and Peril at Sea =
The Meaning of Lives: Biography, Autobiography and the Spiritual Quest=20
Religious Leadership: Personality, History, and Sacred Authority (1991)

***Call for Papers:

Abstracts (250 words) are invited for, but not limited to, the following =


*Alternative expressions of major religions
*Religions of re-enchantment
*Popular culture religions
*Indigenous religions
*Paganism and Neo-Paganism
*New Religious Movements
*Personalised religion
*Alternative methodologies

The conference committee is open to proposals for workshops and panels.


Abstracts: Friday 2 June

Workshop/Panel proposals: Friday 19 May

***For more information contact:

Helen Farley
Conference Co-Chair
School of History, Philosophy, Religion and Classics
St Lucia Q 4072

Ph: + 617 3878 8723 (Outside Australia)
            07 3878 8723
Fax: +617 3365 1968 (Outside Australia)
            07 3365 1978

***The Queensland Society for the Study of Religion (QSSR) is an=20
incorporated not-for-profit association dedicated to fostering the=20
interdisciplinary academic study of religion. It publishes a =
peer-reviewed journal, Khth=F3nios. A special issue of Khth=F3nios will =
published containing selected conference proceedings.

***Straight Out of Brisbane (or "SOOB") is a festival of independent and =

emerging arts, culture and ideas. The festival runs this year from =
15th to 20th in Brisbane, Australia's 3rd largest city. Former speakers =
performers include hip-hop artist Buck 65, religious renegade John =
political blogger Tim Blair and political correspondent,=20
Cristian Kerr.=20

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