Meetings of the North American Paul Tillich Society


The 2019 Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting of the North American Paul Tillich Society takes place in San Diego, California on Friday, November 22nd and Saturday, November 23rd, 2018. The meeting is held in conjunction with the AAR & SBL Annual Meetings, November 23–26, 2019.


The 2018 Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting of the North American Paul Tillich Society took place in Denver, Colorado on Friday, November 16th and Saturday, November 17th, 2018. The meeting wass held in conjunction with the AAR & SBL Annual Meetings, November 17–20, 2018.

You may also consult the program at the AAR website.


The 2018 NAPTS and AAR Program, Denver, Colorado

P16–7
North American Paul Tillich Society
Theme: Paul Tillich Visioning Roundtable
Verna Marina Ehret, Mercyhurst University, Presiding

  • Friday, 8:30 AM–10:30 AM
    Room: Embassy Suites—Aspen B (Third Level)
  • Join us for a round-table discussion by long time members of the NAPTS on how Tillich is used in their current work and their vision for the future application of Tillich in scholarship and teaching.

  • Panelists:
    Mary Ann Stenger, University of Louisville
    Sharon Peebles Burch, San Francisco Theological Seminary
    Christian Danz, Universität Wien
    Duane Olson, McKendree University


P16–105
North American Paul Tillich Society
Theme: Complete Works of Paul Tillich in English Board Meeting

  • Friday, 11:00 AM–1:00 PM
    Room: Embassy Suites—Aspen A (Third Level)


P16–253
North American Paul Tillich Society
Theme: Book Panel: Paul Tillich and Asian Religions
Robert C. Neville, Boston University, Presiding

  • Friday, 1:15 PM–3:15 PM
    Room: Embassy Suites—Aspen B (Third Level)
  • Panelists:
    John Thatamanil, Union Theological Seminary
    Bin Song, Washington College
    Russell Re Manning, Bath Spa University
  • Responding:
    Kevin Ka-Fu Chan, Hong Kong Baptist University


P16–301
North American Paul Tillich Society
Theme: Tillich Fellow Workshop
Lawrence Whitney, Boston University, Presiding

  • Friday, 3:30 PM–5:30 PM
    Room: Embassy Suites—Aspen B (Third Level)
  • Deborah Casewell, Liverpool Hope University
    Being Saved from Yourself: Tillich, Love, and the Existentialist Self
  • O'Neil Van Horn, Drew University
    ‘Fertile Grund’: Rematerializing Tillich’s Ground as Soil


The Annual Banquet of the North American Paul Tillich Society

  • Friday, 6:30 PM–9:30 PM
    Location: Maggiano’s Little Italy at Denver Pavillions
    500 16th Street
    Denver, CO 80202
    303-260-7707 Google Map

  • Distinguished Speaker:
    Mary Ann Stenger

    Professor Emerita, University of Louisville

  • Cost: $55. Credit Cards preferred. No cash, please.
    Beverages not included.
  • Reservations: fparrella@scu.edu
    Or U.S. mail: Frederick J. Parrella
    3565 Ivalynn Circle, San Jose, CA 95132


NAPTS Board Breakfast

  • Saturday, 7:300 AM–8:30 AM
    The Officers of the Society and Members of the Board of Directors are expected to attend.
    The location will be announced Friday at the banquet.


P17–103
North American Paul Tillich Society
Theme: Thinking with Tillich about Contemporary Society
Devan Stahl, Michigan State University, Presiding

  • Saturday, 9:00 AM–11:30 AM
    Room: Embassy Suites—Aspen B (Third Level)
  • Jari Ristiniemi, University of Gefle
    Being/Value Potentiality: A Relational and Interactional View
  • Kirk MacGregor, McPherson College
    The New Being in the Historical Jesus as the Antidote to the Quasi-Religion of White Nationalism
  • Daniel Boscaljon, University of Iowa
    The Addict God: Tillich as a Model for Modern Theological Thought
  • Loye Ashton, Tougaloo College
    Reading Tillich Rhytmically: Aesthetics, Creativity, and Deep Religious Pluralism
  • Annual Business Meeting of the NAPTS
    • Business meeting to follow session; location TBA.


P17–437
Tillich: Issues in Theology, Religion, and Culture Unit
Theme: Tillich and the Arts
Russell Re Manning, Bath Spa University, Presiding

  • Saturday, 5:30 PM–7:00 PM
    Room: Convention Center—Mile High 2C (Lower Level)
  • Tillich believed the arts create symbols for a level of reality, which cannot be reached any other way. In Tillich’s theology of culture, art occupies an important position as a cultural formation that can impart unconditional meaning. This panel session will host scholars using the work of Tillich or correlational theology to understand the arts in contemporary culture.

  • Duane Olson, McKendree University
    A Theonomous Gospel: John Adams’ “The Gospel According to the Other Mary”
  • Clive Marsh, University of Leicester
    The “Gehalt” of Culture Re-Visited: Further Explorations in Correctives to Tillich’s Reservations about Popular Culture
  • André Daughtry, Union Theological Seminary
    Tillich, Judson Church, and the Avant-Garde

  • Business Meeting:
    Devan Stahl, Michigan State University
    Stephen G. Ray, Chicago Theological Seminary


P18–437
Tillich: Issues in Theology, Religion, and Culture Unit
Theme: Book Panel: The Religion of White Supremacy in the United States (Rowman and Littlefield, 2017) by Eric Weed
Stephen G. Ray, Chicago Theological Seminary, Presiding

  • Sunday, 5:30 PM–7:00 PM
    Room: Convention Center—603 (Street Level)
  • This panel will discuss The Religion of White Supremacy in the United States, by Eric Weed (Rowman and Littlefield). The Religion of White Supremacy in the United States is a theo-historical account of race in America. Based on Paul Tillich‘s idea of ultimate concern, Eric Weed argues that white supremacy is a religion in the United States. In showing the ultimacy of white supremacy, Weed also argues that this form of religion qualifies as demonic based on Tillich‘s formulation. While the book is shaped by Tillich, it also employs other disciplines, including American History and Critical Whiteness Studies.

  • Panelists:
    Jennifer Harvey, Drake University
    Angela Sims, Saint Paul School of Theology
    Michele Watkins, Iliff School of Theology
  • Responding:
    Eric Weed, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary




Archives

  • Program of the NAPTS Annual Meeting 2018, Denver, CO
  • Program of the NAPTS Annual Meeting 2017, Boston, MA
  • Program of the NAPTS Annual Meeting 2016, San Antonio, TX
  • Program of the NAPTS Annual Meeting 2015, Atlanta, GA
  • Program of the NAPTS Annual Meeting 2014, San Diego, CA
  • Program of the NAPTS Annual Meeting 2013, Baltimore, MD
  • Program of the NAPTS Annual Meeting 2012, Chicago, IL
  • Program of the NAPTS Annual Meeting 2011, San Francisco, CA
  • Program of the NAPTS Annual Meeting 2010, Atlanta, GA
  • Program of the NAPTS Annual Meeting 2009, Montréal, Québec, Canada
  • Program of the NAPTS Annual Meeting 2008, Chicago, IL
  • Program of the NAPTS Annual Meeting 2007, San Diego, CA
  • Program of the NAPTS Annual Meeting 2006, Washington, DC
  • Program of the NAPTS Annual Meeting 2005, Philadelphia, PA
  • Program of the NAPTS Annual Meeting 2004, San Antonio, TX
  • Pictures from the NAPTS Annual Banquet 2003, Atlanta, GA
  • Pictures from the NAPTS Annual Banquet 2002, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Pictures from the NAPTS Annual Banquet 2001, Denver, CO
  • Program of the NAPTS Annual Meeting 2000, Nashville, TN
  • Program of the NAPTS Annual Meeting 1999, Boston, MA
  • Program of the NAPTS Annual Meeting 1998, Orlando, FL
  • Program of the NAPTS Annual Meeting 1997, San Francisco, CA
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  • Program of the AAR Annual Meeting 1965, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
  • Program of the AAR Annual Meeting 1964, Union Seminary, New York City, NY