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AAR Annual Meeting
Atlanta, GA
November 21-24, 2015

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Quaker Studies Group

Statement of Purpose: 

The Quaker Studies Group seeks to advance critical scholarship of Quakerism and sub-fields that interact with Quaker history, practice and thought. This group is particularly focused on interdisciplinary analyses of Quakerism in its global contexts and the breadth of its theological diversity. Quaker Studies includes the variety of religious traditions that derive from the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), as well as the spiritual and social movements and practices that claim Quaker influence.

Call for Papers: 

"Quakers and Interfaith Dialogue": This panel is cosponsored with the Interreligious and Interfaith Studies Group. It seeks papers that examine Quaker frameworks for interreligious and interfaith dialogue, and that address how Quaker ethics inform these practices. From their inception in the mid seventeenth century, Quakers have interacted with people of other faiths, and have been formed by the resulting insights. Though the cultural context and rationales have changed over time, Quakers of all traditions continue to have dialogue across religious boundaries. This panel invites paper proposals from a wide range of disciplines that examine this facet of Quaker spirituality and practice.

"Feminist Reform in Religious Perspective on the 200th Anniversary of Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s Birth": For a possible cosponsored session with the Women in Religion Section to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s birth, we invite papers that offer critical, historical and theological approaches to Quakerism, women and gender; present perspectives on Stanton, Mott, Anthony, and other First Wave feminist reformers; delve into tradition-specific treatments of women’s religious authority, human liberation, and justice, then and now; explore ways collaboration across religious and other lines of difference have shaped women’s religious thought; and/or assess contemporary engagements with the life and thought of First Wave foremothers; or compare women’s theological and political coming of age in a US context with the developments in feminist movements elsewhere.

This book review session examines H. Larry Ingle, Nixon’s First Cover-up: The Religious Life of a Quaker President (Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2015). Questions to be considered include: What role did Nixon’s religion (as a professed Evangelical Quaker) play in his political career? How have Quakers of different branches viewed Nixon, before, during, and after his presidency? How did the role of religion as it played out during the Nixon presidency affect the role of religion in subsequent presidential administrations? H. Larry Ingle will be the respondent.

Method: 
PAPERS
Process: 
Proposals are anonymous to chairs and steering committee members until after final acceptance/rejection
Leadership: 
ChairSteering Committee