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

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Ricoeur Group

Statement of Purpose: 

The purpose of this Group is to promote the work of Paul Ricoeur within the broad fields of theology and religious studies. We believe that Paul Ricoeur, as a dialogue partner, has continued relevance to the manifold disciplines that constitute the AAR. Yet more than a group dedicated to the study of a particular scholar’s work — as a form of academic fandom — this Group seeks to build up and creatively utilize Ricoeur’s work in a way that enriches a wide range of theological and religious subdisciplines.

Call for Papers: 

Theme: Critical Assessments of Ricoeur for Religious Studies

On the tenth anniversary of Paul Ricoeur’s death, we are seeking paper proposals that critically assess the value and/or disvalue of his work for religious studies. Which of his ideas should be retained, modified, or jettisoned? How should his legacy be evaluated from the perspective of religious studies, philosophy of religion, theology, religious ethics, or the study of sacred texts? How could his work be supplemented or corrected by other thinkers? We are particularly interested in papers that address the following themes:

1) Ricoeur’s anthropology, which spans his oeuvre, applied to theological anthropology and ethics;
2) Ricoeur’s hermeneutics applied to different religious textual traditions;
3) Ricoeur’s moral philosophy applied to contemporary ethical challenges, particularly those dealing with systemic, institutional, and structural injustice;
4) Ricoeur’s attempts to bridge the gap between the continental and analytic philosophical traditions;
5) Ricoeur and imagination.

Proposals on other topics are also welcome.

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