Sacred Rhetoric Conference May 31 – June 2, 2017

Thank you for your interest in the Sacred Rhetoric Conference sponsored by Winebrenner Theological Seminary. Winebrenner is pleased to host the 2017 Sacred Rhetoric Conference in Findlay, OH, May 31st - June 2nd. You're invited to gather with leaders for this interdisciplinary event designed to stretch and challenge you with world-class speakers, interactive dialogue, and practical training. The overall event is devoted to the consideration of discourses of religion, both as it is depicted in various media formats and how religious practitioners discuss issues within confessional communities.  

The conference fee is $90 for faculty and community members, and $50 for graduate students. Registration is due by May 1, 2017. 

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Plenary Speakers

 Ronald C. Arnett (Ph.D., Ohio University) is chair and professor of the Department of Communication & Rhetorical Studies, The Patricia Doherty Yoder and Ronald Wolfe Endowed Chair in Communication Ethics at Duquesne University, and the Henry Koren, C.S.Sp., Endowed Chair for Scholarly Excellence (2010–2015). He is the author/coauthor of ten books and co-editor of four books. For more information about Dr. Arnett:

 Tom Beaudoin (Ph.D., Boston College) is associate professor of religion at Fordham University in New York City, where he teaches courses on religion, secularity, and theology. He currently serves as past-president of the Association of Practical Theology. For the past twenty years, his research has focused on the relationship between "spiritual" and "secular" practices, studying the powers of attention ingredient to how people learn to find something from their culture of special significance for making their way through life. For more information about Dr. Beaudoin:

Call for Papers

Potential paper topics cover a vast array, including, but by no means limited to, the depiction of religion and religious issues in popular media, philosophies of religious language, and the discussion or presentation of ethical/philosophical debates in popular media and within religious communities.  Please send a brief 300-500 word abstract and a short c.v. by January 15, 2017, to insure full consideration. Panels of three papers are strongly encouraged. Inquiries and abstracts should be sent to Dr. David Barbee at Graduate students are welcome to apply. Please indicate if this will be your DEBUT paper.

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