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The Society of Biblical Literature is the oldest and largest international scholarly membership organization in the field of biblical studies. Founded in 1880, the Society has grown to over 8,500 international members including teachers, students, religious leaders and individuals from all walks of life who share a mutual interest in the critical investigation of the Bible.
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2014 International Meeting

Vienna, Austria

Meeting Begins: 7/6/2014
Meeting Ends: 7/10/2014

Call For Papers Opens: 10/28/2013
Call For Papers Closes: 2/12/2014
Requirements for Participation

Quran and Islamic Tradition in Comparative Perspective

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Quran and Islamic Tradition in Comparative Perspective unit of the ISBL welcomes proposals for both individual papers and pre-arranged panels for the International Meeting of SBL in Vienna, Austria, July 6-10, 2014. Suggested topics might include, but are not limited to: parallels to biblical, Jewish, and Christian tradition in the Quran and Islamic literature; the relationships between Jewish, Christian, and Muslim exegetical traditions; the various discursive expressions of intercommunal exchange and relations, including both dialogue and polemic; Islam in European discourse; and Muslim cultural, religious, social, and political life in the West. The 2014 meeting in Vienna will feature two special panels co-sponsored by European institutions. We welcome submissions pertaining to the themes of these panels for potential inclusion in the programme: Comparative Mystical Traditions in the Medieval Islamic World, co-sponsored with the Pontifical Institute for Arabic and Islamic Studies (PISAI), Rome; and The Bible in Arabic: Current Trends in Research, co-sponsored with Research Unit Intellectual History of the Islamicate World, Freie Universit├Ąt Berlin Please contact the Chair of the program unit, Michael Pregill, Dept. of Religious Studies, Elon University ( for more information.

Program Unit Chairs

 Zohar Hadromi-Allouche
 Michael Pregill

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