Annual Meetings at the AAR/SBL

SSCS at the AAR Annual Meeting

November 20 - 23, 2021

Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality

November 20, Saturday, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM, Central Standard Time (In Person & Virtual)

Theme: Presidential Address and Annual Meeting

Douglas Hardy, Nazarene Theological Seminary, Presiding

Barbara Quinn, Boston College School of Theology and Ministry
Leading to the Edge of Mystery: The Challenge of Teaching Spirituality


SSCS Pre-AAR Opportunities for Gathering:
All Members are invited to register for Shared Spaces and Shifting Contexts: A Conference on the Study of Spirituality and Spiritual Formation at the Oblate School of Theology. 
November 18-19, Thursday 2:00 PM-Friday 4:00 PM, Central Standard Time (In Person & Virtual)

A dinner for all SSCS Members will be scheduled for November 19, Friday near the San Antonio Conference Center.

AAR EVENTS AT A GLANCE (please remember to register here, if you plan to attend these):

November 20, Saturday, 3:00-4:30 PM, Central Standard Time (In Person)

Christian Spirituality Unit
Theme: 2020: The Year of the Hermit

Rachel Wheeler, University of Portland
Desert Spirituality: Challenge and Consolation in a Time of Loneliness

Jordan Conley, Boston College
Home is Where the Hermit Is: What Ancient Female Recluses Can Teach Us about Pandemic Life

Samantha Miller, Whitworth University
Not for Everyone: The Challenges of Forced Hermit Spirituality in COVID

Business Meeting:
Beringia Zen, Saint Agnes Medical Center, Presiding

November 21, Sunday, 9:00-11:00 AM, Central Standard Time (In Person)

Bonhoeffer: Theology and Social Analysis Unit and Christian Spirituality Unit
Theme: Ecologies of Gracious Encounter

Lori Brandt Hale, Augsburg University, Presiding
Jacob Cook, Wake Forest University School of Divinity                                                                                      A Free, Responsible Approach to Actively Identifying (with) Jesus in Interreligious and Other Complex Contexts

Jean-Pierre Fortin, University of St. Michael's College in the University of Toronto
Mercy as Conversion in Dialogue: Theological Encounter between Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Pope Francis

Lisa E. Dahill, California Lutheran University
Weirding Life Together: Bonhoeffer, Interspecies Community, and the Wilds of Southern California

November 22, Monday, 3:00-4:30 PM, Central Standard Time (In Person)

Christian Spirituality Unit
Theme: Joining Together: Racial Justice and the Lived Christian Experience

Jim Robinson, Fordham University
Eco-Spirituality & Eco-Justice: Embodying Inner and Outer Transformation at Agape Community

David De La Fuente, Fordham University
Pentecostal Spirituality and Racial Justice: Interpreting Azusa Street Pentecostalism through Paul Ricoeur, and Willie James Jennings

Daniel Horan, Catholic Theological Union
'Sine Proprio' and Systemic Racism: Franciscan Spirituality in Response to White Supremacy

Justin Klassen, Bellarmine University
Spiritual Identity and National Myth: An Existential Reading of the White Christian Backlash against Critical Race Theory


Previous meetings: 2013201420152016201720182019, 2020