Phenomenology in Dialogue: Religious Experience and the Lifeworld

Second Regional Berkeley Meeting
Society for the Phenomenology of Religious Experience, second regional Berkeley meeting, January 26-27, 2018.
Keynote Speakers: Michael Barber, University of St. Louis; Sandra Schneiders, Jesuit School of Theology, Berkeley

The conference is divided into two main sections: critical issues in the phenomenological research of religious experience, and the phenomenology of religious experience in various domains of the lifeworld, such as ministry, preaching, corporate world, ecology, health practices, and pastoral and clinical counseling. Paper submissions directly pertinent to the theme, “Phenomenology in Dialogue: Religious Experience and the Lifeworld” are particularly encouraged, but papers on any area of current research in phenomenology of religious experience and related studies will be considered for inclusion in the program. Completed papers will be given strong priority. Detailed abstracts will be considered; a short curriculum vitae (for non-members only) should accompany abstracts. Papers should be no more than 4,500 words/30 minutes reading time. Please format papers for blind review and send with a cover letter to the conference director at

The conference papers will be considered for publication in a special topical issue with Open Theology (De Gruyter Academic Publishers Open Access journal).

Deadline for submission: December 1, 2017

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