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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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2013 International Meeting

St. Andrews, Scotland

Meeting Begins: 7/7/2013
Meeting Ends: 7/11/2013

Call For Papers Opens: 10/15/2012
Call For Papers Closes: 2/12/2013
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 at the international meeting at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, July 7-11, 2013. Suggested topics might include, but are not limited to: prophets and miracles in Islam, Judaism, and Christianity – comparative perspectives; vocational journeys in Islamic and other religious traditions; parallels to biblical, Jewish, and Christian tradition in the Quran and Islamic literature; 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; Muslim cultural, religious, social, and political life in the West. We especially welcome papers of a theoretical or methodological nature that explore the ramifications of the comparative study of the Bible and Jewish and Christian tradition alongside the Quran and Islamic tradition. Proposals for panels or individual papers can be submitted online at The deadline for submission of proposals is February 1, 2013. Please note that membership in the Society of Biblical Literature is required in order to submit a paper proposal. Please contact the program unit chairs for more information: Michael Pregill, Dept. of Religious Studies, Elon University (; Zohar Hadromi-Allouche, Divinity and Religious Studies, University of Aberdeen (

Program Unit Chairs

 Zohar Hadromi-Allouche
 Michael Pregill

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