Call For Papers: Carol P. Christ






Carol P. Christ: A Symposium in Celebration of Her Spiritual-Feminist Activism and Women’s Spirituality Scholarship

"The Goddess is the intelligent embodied love that is in all being."

~ Carol P. Christ


Free Symposium via Zoom hosted by

Women’s Spirituality Graduate Studies Program

California Institute of Integral Studies

October 22, 2021. 10:00 am to 4:00 pm


Call for papers focusing on Carol P. Christ’s scholarship and activism in the key areas of Women’s Spirituality, Goddess Studies, Ecofeminism, and Women and Religion.*


Please speak to what you think and feel are Carol P. Christ's most important contributions to one of the academic fields listed below, and then also, to how her writings are important to you personally. We will arrange papers into the following six panels of 3-4 presenters.

1. Ecofeminist Philosophy and Activism

2. Goddess Studies and Egalitarian Matriarchal Studies

3. Spiritual Feminism and Peace Activism

4. Spiritual Feminist Literary Criticism

5. Women and Religion

6. Women’s Spiritual Pilgrimage


Please send an abstract of your proposed paper (in 300 words or less) to Mara Lynn Keller at mkeller@ciis.edu, by Wednesday, September 16, 2021. Acceptances will be sent out Friday-Monday, 9/24-27/2021. Papers are to be 12 minutes in length.


*Primary Sources include:

1. Diving Deep and Surfacing: Women Writers on Spiritual Quest (1986)

2. Woman Spirit Rising: A Feminist Reader in Religion, anthology co-edited with Judith Plaskow (1992)

3. Odyssey with the Goddess: A Spiritual Quest in Crete (1995)

4. Weaving the Visions: New Patterns in Feminist Spirituality. Anthology co-edited with Judith Plaskow (1989)

5. Laughter of Aphrodite: Reflections on a Journey to the Goddess (1987)

6. Rebirth of the Goddess: Finding Meaning in Feminist Spirituality (1998)

7. She Who Changes: Re-imaging the Divine in the World (2004)

8. Goddess and God in the World: Conversations in Embodied Theology. Co-authored with Judith Plaskow (2016)

9. Carol’s blogs on Feminism and Religion can be found at Carol P. Christ (feminismandreligion.com)


In addition to the panels, the Symposium will include: In Memoriam: Ritual Honoring Carol’s Life and Death (1946-2021) Circle of Remembrance: Personal reminiscences and reflections on Carol's life and work.

More details are forthcoming.

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