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The Emmanuel College Music Series

The Emmanuel College Music Series is an innovative peer-reviewed publication that seeks to empower composers and arrangers to substantiate their craft in an academic environment. In addition to excellent technique, musicianship, and style, this series emphasizes the pedagogical value of its compositions and their capacity to inspire faith-based and civic communities. Works in this collection are reviewed for artistic merit and theological integrity by established scholars and practitioners.

This series is edited by Lim Swee Hong, Deer Park Associate Professor of Sacred Music and Director of the Master of Sacred Music program at Emmanuel College of Victoria University in the University of Toronto. The review board includes faculty from various universities, including the University of Toronto, and the leadership of GIA Publications.

Visit GIA's website for submission instructions!

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Call For Proposals

2020 Christian Left Conference - What is the Christian Left?

Trinity-St. Paul's United Church
August 14–15, 2020

Founding Director of the Wendland-Cook Program in Religion and Justice at Vanderbilt University

What is the Christian Left? This is a significant question that leads to more questions: Should there be a Christian left? Why? Has there been a resurgence of the Christian left in recent times? Do we want to explore why this—a resurgence—is or may be important? What is the relationship between the Christian left and the institutional church? What role do conversion narratives—peoples' movement along the theological spectrum—play in the Christian left’s story? What kind of qualifier is ‘left’? Is it a political description? Social? Theological? Or is there an intersectional relationship between political, social, and theological when a Christian is defined as “left?”

You are invited to submit a proposal for a conference paper on the topic of “the Christian Left,” with the expectation that the paper will contribute to the conversation “What is the Christian left?” Proposals may be related to an interdisciplinary field, including biblical interpretation, preaching and worship, congregational and community ministry, history, systematic theology, political theology, ethics, gender and sexuality, intersectional activism, cultural diversity and religious pluralism. We especially encourage papers dealing with Canadian contexts.

Accommodations will be covered for graduate students whose papers are accepted!

Submit your proposal by March 7, 2020 (EXTENDED DEADLINE) via our online submission form.


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