Call for Papers

Interdisciplinary Conference at Yale University

“Full of Your Glory”: Liturgy, Cosmos, Creation

The conference will take place at Yale from June 18-21, 2018.  The keynote will be given by Rowan Williams.  

At a time of unprecedented attention to ecological and cosmological concerns, the conference will explore ideas of creation and the cosmos as embedded in the worship life of the church. Conference speakers will highlight some of the rich traditions of the past (ritual, visual, and musical, among others) and also address contemporary concerns.  The broader aim of the conference is to offer the resources of the liturgical tradition – and its particular insights – to the ongoing conversations around ecology and cosmology.  It will become clear that liturgy has always been about more than human beings at worship: specific understandings of creation and the cosmos are in fact at the heart of all Christian worship.


We invite proposals for papers on any topic related to the theme.

Send proposed title, abstract (150 - 200 words) and CV by March 1, 2017 to Nicole Benevenia.

Selected participants will receive full conference attendance and hotel accommodation for the duration of the conference.

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