Society for the Study of Psychology & Wesleyan Theology

We exist to promote interdisciplinary dialogue between psychology and Wesleyan theology and to serve as a catalyst to promote scholarly research, writing, and conversation among academics, practitioners, and other interested individuals.

2014 Meeting of the Society for the Study of

Psychology and Wesleyan Theology

Ecclesiology and Psychology


Keynote Speaker: Mark Lau Branson, EdD. - The Homer L. Goddard Associate Professor of the Ministry of the Laity in the School of Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary


Location: Northwest Nazarene University, Nampa, ID

Date: March 6, 2014

Proposals Due: October 2, 2013

Download the Call for Papers: SSPWT_2014_Call_for_Papers.pdf

SSPWT is held in conjunction with the Wesleyan Philosophical Society (WPS).

The Wesleyan Theological Society will be holding its annual meeting at Northwest Nazarene University on March 7-8, 2014


Call for Papers

The Society for the Study of Psychology and Wesleyan Theology (SSPWT) is pleased to announce Mark Lau Branson, the Homer L. Goddard Associate Professor of the Ministry of the Laity from Fuller Theological Seminary’s School of Theology as our Keynote for this years conference.  It is with this announcement that we are excited to issue a Call for Papers for the 2014 annual conference. SSPWT encourages submission of papers or poster presentations that specifically address Ecclesiology, the Mission of the Church, and Psychology insofar as such themes are engaged with Wesleyan thought.  

The society council would like to encourage increased participation from undergraduate and graduate students. Therefore, SSPWT is pleased to open a section of paper presentations to all students. We invite those who are interested to present a proposal along with school affiliation and a brief bio.

Please submit proposals as abstracts of 500 words or less, the title, along with name, position, and institutional and/or professional affiliation, and professional vita (first‐time presenters) by October 2, 2013 to Brandon Arbuckle at:

The proposal should be sent as an e‐mail attachment in Microsoft Word format. Each proposal will undergo a review process. Please note that the program chair may request to place your proposal, if accepted, in the poster format if it is better suited for this medium.

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