Call for Papers: French Mystical Theology Conference January 2013

Conference poster, click to enlarge

Louise Nelstrop, Christian Spirituality programme leader here at Sarum College, is organising the Mystical Theology Eruptions from France conference in Dublin on Friday 11 and Saturday 12 January 2013.

The conference aims to foster a fresh theological engagement with mystical theology in France.

Confirmed speakers are Richard Kearney, Pamela Sue Anderson, Tina Beattie, Emmanuel Falque, Rob Fraesen, Jessica Frazier, Sondra Hausner, Eamon Maher and Ruth Whelan.

Papers on ‘canonical’ text and figures in the French mystical tradition; French theoretical receptions of mysticism and mystical theology; French Catholic and Protestant responses to mystical theology and mysticism; and other related topics are welcome.  Twenty-minute papers from postgraduate students are also welcome.

Please send abstracts by 30th September 2012 to Bernadette Flanagan ( or Louise Nelstrop (

The conference takes place at All Hallows College in Dublin. Further details on the conference are available on The Mystical Theology Network website.

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