With the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion beginning in San Francisco tomorrow, it's worth noting that the sort of "ecclesial theology" highlighted by this blog--"theology done in, with, and for the church--in the midst of its divisions, and toward its visible unity in one Eucharistic fellowship"--still has a presence within the AAR, as exemplified by the Ecclesiological Investigations program unit. The program for the three Ecclesiological Investigations sections at this year's meeting follows below.
A19-213 Ecclesiological Investigations Group
Michael Attridge, University of Saint Michael’s College, PresidingTheme: Ecclesiology and Church Law: Ecumenical Investigations
Sandra Mazzolini, Pontificia Universita Urbaniana, The Code of Canon Law: The Dark Side of Ecclesiology?
Joshua Davis, Vanderbilt University, On Law and Reception: Ladislas Orsy in Dialogue with Richard Hooker
Scott MacDougall, Fordham University, Questioning “Communion”: Eschatological Ecclesiology and the Angelican Covenant Debate
Andrew Pierce, Trinity College, Dublin, Policing Koinonia: Anglicanism’s Managerial Turn
Business Meeting: Gerard Mannion, University of San Diego, Presiding
A20-284 Ecclesiological Investigations Group
Julie Clague, University of Glasgow, Presiding
Theme: Ecclesiology and Islam: Comparative Explorations in Religion and Community
Joshua Ralston, Emory University, The Comeback of Christendom?: Political Ecclesiology and the Challenge of Muslim Immigration
Jakob Wiren, Lund University, The Consummation of the Community: Eschatological Perspectives on the Umma and the Church with Regard to the Religious Other
John O’Brien, University of San Diego, Muslim–Christian Interfaith Encounter in Pakistan
Miroslav Volf, Yale University, Allah: A Christian Response
Responding: Mona Siddiqui, University of Glasgow
A21-114 Ecclesiological Investigations Group and Wesleyan Studies Group
Peter De Mey, Catholic University, Leuven, Presiding
Theme: What is Distinctive about Methodist Ecclesiology?
Robert Martin, Saint Paul School of Theology, Toward a Wesleyan Sacramental Ecclesiology
Miriam Haar, Yale University and Trinity College, Dublin, Ecumenical Dialogue on Apostolicity with Churches of the Wesleyan Traditions: A Promising Chaos?
Justus Hunter, University of Dayton, Toward a Methodist Communion Ecclesiology
Kenneth B. Wilson, Canterbury Christ Church University and Chichester University
Russell E. Richey, Emory University