AAR ANNUAL MEETING
San Antonio, TX
November 19-22, 2016
Eastern Orthodox Studies Group
Statement of Purpose:
This Group focuses on the critical study of the theology, culture, history, and practices of the Eastern Christian churches, including their mutual interaction and engagement with Western Christian and non-Christian groups.
Call for Papers (TO SUBMIT A PROPOSAL, VISIT: https://papers.aarweb.org/content/welcome
• Lived Orthodoxy
We welcome proposals that examine aspects of lived Orthodoxy—rituals and devotional practices, material objects, sacred spaces and places—as they enable lay men and women to express and experience their faith, sustain their Orthodox identities, and often challenge and resist conventional or prescribed understandings of “orthodoxy.” Topics of interest include but are not limited to: icons and saints; commemorative practices; pilgrimage; prayer and liturgy; visions, miracles and the stories they generate; holy sites and objects; clothing. Papers focusing on contemporary case studies grounded in field work are particularly welcome, although historical studies based on the voices and lived religious experiences of lay men and women will also be considered.