Selected Sessions are “one time” program units offered at a particular convention. Selected Session allow CTSA members to propose ad hoc sessions for the annual convention. The CTSA members are invited to make proposals for one of the six to nine slots available any given year. These proposals are evaluated by the Program Committee of the Board, chaired by the President-elect.
2022 Call for Selection Session Proposals
Convention Theme: Thinking Catholic Interreligiously
These sessions may focus on topics of proposers’ choosing. Ideally, in 2022, many will focus on topics related to the convention theme, “Thinking Catholic Interreligiously,” linked above. The statement of the convention theme suggests possible approaches and ways of thinking about the interreligious dimension of the many disciplines already flourishing within Catholic theology and at the CTSA. Members are welcomed to propose Selected Sessions that go broader or deeper, aiming to tease out the interreligious dimension of our disciplines by way of members’ expertise, personal experience, and in conversation with experts in the various religious traditions. Welcome too are cognate themes related to comparative theology, interreligious dialogue, interreligious learning outside the West, the theology of religions, and missiology, etc. All these possibilities, if substantively engaged, may still profitably be interrogated in light of race and gender, from the perspective of postcolonial analysis, and in accord with the realities of religion and society outside the modern West. But, again, any and all proposals are welcome, even if not directly related to the convention theme.
Submission Guidelines (Board Rev. 6.6.19)
Note: The precis is a shorter, 100-word version of the session that the CTSA will include in the full online version of the convention program if the proposal is accepted. If the proposal includes a panel with multiple presenters, then the body of the proposal should describe the panel overall (250 words), and each presenter should include a 100-word precis of their particular paper.