The Society of Gospel Haymanot (SGH) exists to provide a context for the proliferation and development of academic theology rooted in the Black Church tradition. The SGH offers a collegial environment for the interchange of biblical and theological scholarship with a special emphasis on Black scholars committed to biblical orthodoxy and Black liberation.
The Annual Meeting of the SGH will take place on Friday, October 23 and Saturday, October 24, 2020 and will be held online. This event serves primarily to provide an academic context for Black faculty and graduate students of religion and theology to build relationships and form a theological voice rooted in biblical orthodoxy and Black liberation.
The deadline to submit abstracts is Friday, April 24, 2020. Conference presenters must be members of SGH in good standing. While faculty and students of theological institutions are typically the primary participants, submissions are considered from applicants outside of academic institutions. Similarly, the leadership of SGH subscribes to the MSH Testimony ( https://meachum.org/about ), as do the majority of participants. However, participants of alternative religious and/or theological communities are more than welcome to attend and present at the annual meeting. Such participants are asked to place their research paper in substantial dialogue with the theological perspective of SGH. Please submit an abstract that is no more than 150 words in length. Your paper should be 3,500-4,500 words in length. With your abstract submission, please identify which session your paper best fits in:
- Dersat (Old & New Testament Studies)
- Sankofa (Church History)
- Haymanot (Systematic Theology)
- Ujamaa (Practical Theology)
While various theological disciplines are identified in the conference schedule, interdisciplinarity is strongly encouraged for each paper. After your 150-abstract, please indicate if you subscribe to the SGH Testimony. After this, please indicate if you would like your paper to be considered for publication in the Haymanot Journal. Accepted papers will be scheduled into timed paper sessions; unfortunately, special accommodations or requests for presenting at specific times are not possible. Therefore, applicants should prepare for their presentation to take place at any point during the conference.
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The SGH Annual Meeting will be open for attendance to any interested participants. The admission fee for the annual meeting—which is waived for presenters—is $75.00 (the fee is $30.00 for graduate students and adjunct faculty). We look forward to seeing you at the Society of Gospel Haymanot Annual Meeting on October 23rd – 24th, 2020!
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