Call for Papers

April 15, 2010 § Leave a comment

The Society of Adventist Philosophers* invites submission of papers to be presented at its inaugural symposium.

Theme: “Athens and Jerusalem Revisited: Adventism and the Love of Wisdom”

Date: November 18-19, 2010
Location: Atlanta, Georgia

As we seek to formally organize as a philosophical society this November, we welcome papers addressing the question “Why Philosophy?” from a variety of perspectives. More specifically, papers should explore the relevance, role, and value of philosophical study and reflection in the life of Adventist scholarship, education, and mission. We invite papers addressing relevant ethical/social/political, epistemological/hermeneutical, and metaphysical issues, as well as papers that engage a figure or problem from the history of philosophy and their relation to Adventist theology and/or praxis. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Current philosophical problems within Adventism
  • Influence of philosophy on the development of Adventist beliefs and theology
  • Biblical hermeneutics and hermeneutic phenomenology (Heidegger, Gadamer, and Ricoeur)
  • Adventist mission and ideological challenges in culture
  • The role of philosophy in Adventist higher education
  • Adventist philosophy of culture
  • Adventist understandings of ontology
  • Adventist understandings of epistemology
  • Relations Between Adventist thinking/thinkers and philosophers

Submission Guidelines:

Submission deadline: Sunday, August 1, 2010

Length: 10 pages double spaced or 3000 words; abstracts (200-300 words) are also welcome

Format: Suitable for blind review. No identifying information should appear within the paper or abstract. List your name, institutional affiliation, preferred contact information, paper title, and a brief (200-300 word) abstract in the body of your e-mail (in that order). The subject line should be ‘SAP Symposium Submission’, and the paper should be emailed in .doc or .pdf format to

Notice of acceptance will be sent by Wednesday, September 1, 2010.

*official name pending

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