2016 Call for Papers


The 4th Annual Los Angeles Theology Conference will be held on January 14-15, 2016 on the campus of Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA. The theme of the conference is “The Voice of God in the Text of Scripture.” Our confirmed plenary speakers are Richard Hays (Duke), John Goldingay (Fuller), Amy Plantinga-Pauw (Louisville), William Abraham (SMU), and Daniel Treier (Wheaton).

Beyond the five plenary papers, nine papers will be selected from the responses to this call. We are especially seeking papers that are theologically constructive accounts of Scripture, describing how God is said to speak by means of the biblical texts.

Those with completed doctorate degrees are invited to submit paper proposals on this year’s theme. The focus of the conference is on constructive or systematic theology, rather than upon exegesis, the history of doctrine, or social scientific approaches to religion. Papers that engage the theological tradition as a means of theological retrieval are most welcome.

Abstracts of no more than 200 words should be sent to before Friday July 17, 2015. An acceptable paper will be approximately 3,500 words (to be delivered in 35 minutes with 5–10 minutes for Q&A).

NOTE: Scholarships are available for applicants without alternative sources of funding. Applications for scholarships from minorities and women are particularly encouraged. Those making scholarship applications must submit a completed Scholarship Application Form with their proposal, which can be found at this link: LATC2016 Scholarship Form.

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