CRR Conference, Hong Kong 2024

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Subject: CRR Conference, Hong Kong 2024
Date: December 5th 2023

Call for Papers    

Critical Approaches to the Study of Religion Conference

co-sponsored by The Center for Critical Research on Religion and The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Location: Chinese University of Hong Kong
Dates: June 7, 2024 (welcome reception) – June 10, 2024
co-chairs: Bruce Worthington and Warren S. Goldstein

Theme:  This conference aims to bring into conversation scholars of religion in the humanities and social sciences (including theology, religious studies, philosophy, sociology, anthropology, psychology, history, political science, and literature among others) who employ critical approaches to the study of religion. It is particularly interested in the development of critical theoretical frameworks in application to empirical research on religion. The conference will be organized around the following themes:

Session Topics:

1. The Critique of Religion
2. Critical Theology
3. Biblical Criticism
4. Marxism and Religion
5. Liberation Theology
6. Psychoanalytic Approaches to the Study of Religion 
7. Critical Theory and Religion
8. Post-structural Approaches to the Study of Religion
9. Critical Religion
10. Critical Ethnographies
11. Post-colonialism, Race, and Religion 
12. Religion, Gender, and Sexuality
13. Religion and the Environment
14. Religion in East Asia 

Publications: Authors who deliver papers at the conference will be selectively invited to turn them into articles for special issues of the journal Critical Research on Religion ( or book chapters in edited volumes in the book series “Studies in Critical Research on Religion” (

Registration Fees:  US$200 fees for those with regular positions; US$75 for graduate students, independent scholars, and contingent faculty. Registration is required for organizing or convening a session, presenting a paper, serving as a panelist, or holding another role in the program. Fees go to pay for receptions and other expenses. Registration fees are nonrefundable.

Deadlines: Deadline for session and paper proposals: February 1, 2024. Abstract length: 150 words per paper. Decisions will be made by March 1, 2024. Registration fees are due by March 15, 2024.

Hotel and Tourist Information: A room block will be available at the Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Sha Tin There will be a limited number of discounted rooms for students and academics with low income on campus.

Conference Website:

For questions, contact: Bruce Worthington bruceworthington@PROTECTED
and Warren S. Goldstein goldstein@PROTECTED

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