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[ecrea] CfP: Philosophy of Religion - Deadline Approaching

Tue Feb 05 17:23:11 GMT 2013

The deadline for submission of abstracts is 28 February.

for its 4th issue.

The fourth issue of CINEMA addresses the topic of philosophy of
religion and its connections with cinematic art. Film and religion have
been fruitful research topics taken in conjunction. Researchers in this
specific field have focused on particular periods (like the censorship
era in the USA), on representations of religious traditions and
practices (Sufism, for example), and on different theoretical approaches
(such as feminism) and broad topics (ethics, for instance) within film
studies. Film and philosophy have also had a productive relation in
recent years. Different philosophical fields have addressed film, from
the philosophy of art to the philosophy of mind, yet philosophy of
religion has been a field lacking in the discussion of film.

This issue aims at addressing this lack. CINEMA seeks essays that
engage with the cinematic art along with the work of prominent living
philosophers of religion like the Buddhist Mark Siderits, the Catholic
Christian Jean-Luc Marion, the Protestant Christian Nicholas P.
Wolterstorff, the Hindu Shyam Ranganathan, the Jewish Joshua Hoffman, or
the Muslim Hossein Nasr. In their discussion of cinema, contributions
may also draw on deeply influential philosophers like Dharmakīrti,
Thomas Aquinas, Søren Kierkegaard, Adi Shankara, Maimonides, or
Averroes, and thinkers who are linked with significant contemporary
philosophical currents like deconstruction (John D. Caputo) or who have
presented critical challenges to religion such as Ludwig Feuerbach and
Friedrich Nietzsche.

CINEMA asks for articles that take a philosophical approach to religion
and film, particularly developing close analyses of artworks of the
moving image. Proposals may address (but are not limited to) the
following themes:

• beauty
• belief
• death
• evil and suffering
• faith
• immanence and transcendence
• justice
• morality
• politics
• religious diversity
• religious experience
• revelation
• sacred scriptures
• spirituality
• tradition

The submission deadline is 28 February 2013 (for 500-word abstracts).
Prospective authors should submit a short CV along with the abstract. A
selection of authors will be invited to submit full papers according to
the journal guidelines. Acceptance of the abstract does not guarantee
publication, since all papers will be subject to double blind
peer-review. Submissions are accepted in Portuguese and English (and in
French and Spanish, but only from native speakers of these languages).

CINEMA also invites submissions to its special sections: interviews,
conference reports, and book reviews. For further details, please
consult the journal’s web site (

Feel free to contact the editor for this issue, Sérgio Dias Branco
((sdiasbranco /at/, on specific queries, or Patrícia Castello Branco
and Susana Viegas with general queries (atcjpmi /at/

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