Issue 25.5: Encounter

From the hypostatic union to imperial missiology, Christianity has always been about encounter—about the unexpected, tense, and sometimes redemptive collision of persons and possibilities. At the second annual Duke Graduate Conference in Theology, participants reflected on how the idea of an encounter shapes our Christology, pneumatology, theological anthropology, ecclesiology, and sacraments, as well as our engagements with race, gender and sexuality, geopolitics, ecology, the interreligious, and so on. The Other Journal, in collaboration with the conference committee, has invited several participants to adapt their essays here as a way for the larger public to see how a new generation of theologians is approaching contemporary questions in theology.

The Encounter conference was held at Duke University Divinity School from September 25 to September 26, 2015. This text is adapted from the original call for papers.