Meetings of the North American Paul Tillich Society


The 2016 Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting of the North American Paul Tillich Society will take place in San Antonio, Texas on Friday, November 18th and Saturday, November 19th, 2016. The meeting will be held in conjunction with the AAR & SBL Annual Meetings, November 19–22, 2016.

If you are attending the meeting, please bring the Bulletin with you for the Program and Banquet information. Time and room assignments are subject to change, final time and room assignments are available in the onsite Annual Meeting Program Book. You may also consult this program at the AAR website.


The 2016 NAPTS and AAR Program

P18–105
North American Paul Tillich Society
Theme: Paul Tillich: Dialogues in Pittsburgh
Charles W. Fox, SUNY Empire State College, Presiding

  • Friday, 9:00 AM–11:00 AM
    Room: Convention Center - 303B (3rd level)

  • Panelist:
    Ronald Stone, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary


P18–106
North American Paul Tillich Society
Theme: Complete Works of Paul Tillich in English Editorial Board Meeting

  • Friday, 11:00 AM–1:00 PM
    Room: Convention Center - 303A (3rd level)


P18–214
North American Paul Tillich Society
Theme: Tillich and the Future of Theology
Bryan Wagoner, Davis and Elkins College, Presiding

  • Friday, 1:00 PM–3:30 PM
    Room: Convention Center - 303B (3rd level)

  • Johanne S. T. Kristensen, University of Copenhagen
    Between Pluralism and Commitment: The Possibility of the Religion of Concrete Spirit?
  • Jaime Fowler, Graduate Theological Union
    Exploring New Dimensions: Applying the Method of Correlation to the Interaction of the Natural Sciences and Christian Theology
  • Devan Stahl, Michigan State University
    Tillich and the Future of Interdisciplinary Ethics
  • Russell Re Manning, Bath Spa University
    Belief-ful Realism Revisited: Tillich’s Theology of Art and the Realist Turn


P18–322
North American Paul Tillich Society
Theme: Tillich and Political Theology
Devan Stahl, Michigan State University, Presiding

  • Friday, 4:00 PM–6:00 PM
    Room: Convention Center - 303B (3rd level)

  • Ted Peters, Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary
    Constructing a Political Theology on Tillich’s Theology of Culture
  • Responding:
    Bryan Wagoner, Davis and Elkins College
    Adam Pryor, Center of Theological Inquiry, Princeton, NJ
    Kelly Denton-Borhaug, Moravian College


The Annual Banquet of the North American Paul Tillich Society

  • Friday, 7:00 PM–9:30 PM
    Location: THE IRON CACTUS MEXICAN GRILL AND MARGARITA BAR, AGAVE ROOM
    200 River Walk, Suite 100
    210-224-9835

  • Speaker: Frederick J. Parrella, Professor,
    Department of Religious Studies, Santa Clara University

  • Cost: $60
    Beverages not included.
  • Reservations: fparrella@scu.edu
    Or U.S. mail: Frederick J. Parrella
    3565 Ivalynn Circle, San Jose, CA 95132


North American Paul Tillich Society
Theme: Board Meeting

  • Saturday, 7:300 AM–8:30 aM
    Location will be announced Friday at the meeting and the banquet.


A19–135
North American Paul Tillich Society and
Ricoeur Group
Theme: A Tale of Two Pauls
Adam Pryor, Center of Theological Inquiry, Princeton, NJ, Presiding

  • Saturday, 9:00 AM–11:30 AM
    Room: Convention Center - 304C (3rd level)

  • Kyle Schiefelbein, Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary
    The Two Pauls and Implications for the Liturgical Act of Forgiveness
  • Verna Marina Ehret, Mercyhurst University
    Constructing Theology through a Hermeneutic of Narrative
  • Kenneth A. Reynhout, Bethel University, St. Paul
    Correlating Ricoeur with Tillich on the Question of Theological Method
  • Responding:
    Forrest Clingerman, Ohio Northern University


A19–125
North American Paul Tillich Society
Theme: Business Meeting

  • Saturday, 12:00 PM–1:00 PM
    Room: Grand Hyatt-Presidio A (3rd level)


A20–125
Tillich: Issues in Theology, Religion, and Culture Group and
Critical Approaches to Hip-Hop and Religion Group
Theme: The Courage to Be...Alright
Unknown, Presiding

  • Sunday, 9:00 AM–11:30 AM
    Room: Convention Center-207A (2nd level - West)

  • James McLeod, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
    If God Got Us: Kendrick Lamar, Paul Tillich, and the Advent of Existentialist Hip Hop
  • Benjamin Taylor, Brite Divinity School
    The Courage to Be Kanye: Anxiety and Self-Affirmation in “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy”
  • Matthew Linder, National University
    “Am I Worth It?”: The Forgiveness, Death, and Resurrection of Kendrick Lamar
  • Adam Wert, Princeton Theological Seminary
    Tensive Reflexivity: Kendrick Lamar through the Lens of Paul Tillich’s Ontology
  • Responding:
    Stephen G. Ray, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary


A20–322
Tillich: Issues in Theology, Religion, and Culture Group
Theme: When We Might Not Be: Tillich and Our Environmental Crisis
Hannah Hofheinz, Ecumenical Theological Seminary, Presiding

  • Sunday, 5:00 PM–6:30 PM
    Room: Marriott Rivercenter-Conference Room 7 (3rd level)

  • Anne Marie Reijnen, Catholic University of Paris
    Tillich’s Theology in Today’s Quest for Life in the Universe: Correlating Inner Space, Outer Space, and Deep Space
  • Paul H. Carr, AF Research Laboratory
    Paul Tillich: Climate Prophecy versus Profit
  • Responding:
    Stephen G. Ray, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary


A21–128
Tillich: Issues in Theology, Religion, and Culture Group
Theme: Paul Tillich’s Philosophical Theology on the Resurgence of Religious Extremism
Eric Weed, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Presiding

  • Monday, 9:00 AM–11:30 AM
    Room: Convention Center-216 (2nd level - West)

  • Daniel Miller, Landmark College
    Heteronomy, Theonomy, and Finitude: Active Nihilism and Religious Radicalism
  • Kirk MacGregor, McPherson College
    Applying Tillich’s Creative and Transformative Justice to the Problems of Middle Eastern Violence
  • Mary Ann Stenger, University of Louisville
    The Promise and Challenge of Tillich's Idea of Transforming Justice
  • Stephen Butler Murray, Ecumenical Theological Seminary
    A Tillichian Approach to Religious Extremism

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




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