Attention Edwards scholars and doctoral students in historical studies…
The following is a Call For Papers to be considered in the forthcoming book on Jonathan Edwards entitled: Jonathan Edwards and the Dark Side of the Enlightenment, edited by Daniel N. Gullotta and John T. Lowe. The book is to be published in “New Directions in Jonathan Edwards Studies” (Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht) in cooperation with the Jonathan Edwards Studies at Yale University.
The editors of the proposed volume, Jonathan Edwards and the Dark Side of the Enlightenment, are seeking chapter contributions of 5000-7000 words. Chapters should focus on Jonathan Edwards’ in relation to some subject of the eighteenth-century Enlightenment. Suggested topics include: political economy and the expansion of trade and/or capitalism; language, epistemology and the organization of knowledge; human rights, and thinking about war and peace; slavery and the question of racism; the place of women in the home and in the church; international relations; the social hierarchy; hysteria, superstition, and pseudo-science; poverty and the marginal of society; anthropocentrism and ecological dominance; Native Americans and colonialism; British imperialism; etc. Other related but not listed topics would be welcomed as well. The chapters shall be arranged into thematic sections. Contributors must use The Chicago Manual of Style and conform to the norms of the Jonathan Edwards Center (see the Jonathan Edwards Studies Journal).
Deadline for Abstracts: Apr. 30th, 2017. 300 Words and CV sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
Answer to Authors: May 31th, 2017.
Full Chapters to Submitted: Dec. 31st, 2017.