CFP: Theological Virtues: Hope

Submission deadline: January 10, 2012

Conference date(s):
March 29, 2012 - April 1, 2012

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Conference Venue:

Viterbo University
La Crosse, United States

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The 2012 conference is the second in a series of three conferences on the theological virtues.  We invite papers examining the meaning, history, and practical implications of the idea of hope as a virtue.  We encourage submissions from a variety of disciplinary perspectives.

Presentations may include the following topics:

  • The role of hope in the moral life
  • The psychology of hope
  • Hope in relationship to the other virtues
  • Hope in a political context
  • Cultural perspectives on hope and despair
  • Hope and its counterfeits: wishful thinking, optimism, na?veté
  • Forgiveness, reconciliation, and starting over

Presentation proposals should be no more than two pages in length and include name, affiliation, address, and e-mail address.  Presentations will be limited to twenty minutes with ample time provided for discussion.  Proposals for panel discussions and "works in progress" are encouraged.  Deadline for submissions is January 10, 2012.

Proposals should be sent to [email protected]  Please write "Ethics Conference Proposal" in the subject line.  Proposals may also be sent to Dr. Richard Kyte, D. B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership, Viterbo University, 900 Viterbo Drive, La Crosse, WI 54601.

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