Possible Topics for Theology Without Walls Panels
2017 National Meeting
The following topics have been suggested for next year’s TWW panels. Please feel free to add, subtract, amend, or extend. Please volunteer for topics that you are prepared to address and/or suggest speakers who would be particularly suitable. If you have questions, contact me directly.
Love (between persons, between persons and God)
How one recognizes that a text from another tradition has a divine imprint
The meaning of life
The role of narrative
Spiritual But Not Religious
Prayer and meditation
The theological relevance of one’s own life experiences
Revelation outside sacred texts and practices
Relation of TWW to comparative theology
Can a single theological tradition be expanded so as to be adequate to inspired insights from other traditions?
TWW is normative, a search for theologically adequate answers. Ideally, topics should be reframed as questions, or as clusters of related questions. If you can contribute to that reframing, please do so!
Thanks to all who lend their talents to this important effort!
Jerry L. Martin, Ph.D., D.H.L., former Chair, Department of Philosophy, University of Colorado at Boulder, and Acting Chairman, National Endowment for the Humanities; Coordinator, Theology Without Walls project, American Academy of Religion; author, God: An Autobiography, as Told to a Philosopher (Caladium 2016); firstname.lastname@example.org