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November 19-21 // Boston, Massachusetts 



The biblical Sabbath has encountered a renaissance in theological, religio-cultural, and pragmatic reflection and opens possibilities for new perspectives.


The Adventist Society for Religious Studies invites proposals for papers to be presented at its 41th annual conference within the domain of any theological area and method including, but not limited to, biblical, textual, historical, cultural, doctrinal, philosophical, spiritual, missiological, social, ethical, and ecological. Proposals advancing a constructive thesis will be given preference over merely descriptive treatments of the topic.


Prospective papers are invited to address the theme of Sabbath and Sabbath practice relative to current conceptual models of:


  • imitatio Dei, work, rest

  • tradition, culture, community, church

  • identity (individuality, self-esteem, collective identity, etc.)

  • diversity (social, cultural, philosophical, etc.)

  • creation care, ecology, environment

  • economics, social justice, political theory


Proposals for papers should have a working title and be at least 200 words in length. The deadline for submission is March 31, 2020. Proposals should be sent to Erik Carter (eccarter@llu.edu) in MS Word format. Notifications regarding proposals will go out by May 1, 2020. Presenters at the conference will be limited to twenty minutes for their presentation (approx. 2,500 words paper length), with additional time given for questions and discussion of the paper. It is understood that the acceptance of a proposal commits the presenter to also submit a complete draft of the paper by the first week of November 2020.