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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 Annual Meeting

San Diego, CA

Meeting Begins: 11/22/2014
Meeting Ends: 11/25/2014

Call For Papers Opens: 12/20/2013
Call For Papers Closes: 3/5/2014
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GOCN Forum on Missional Hermeneutics


Program Unit Type: Affiliate
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: Session Theme: "Thinking Missionally about God, Scripture, and Missional Vocation." This session of the GOCN Forum on Missional Hermeneutics is focused on one of the central themes in the missional hermeneutics conversation: the dynamic interaction between the way we read the biblical text, and our missional understanding of God. This missional understanding of God is based upon the deep realization that the God revealed in Scripture is engaged in a mission to the creation (missio Dei), and that a central component of this divine mission is the way in which God calls a people into existence in order for that people to join with God in this mission to the world. Yet this understanding of the missio dei is not without its problems and difficulties. If God is indeed on such a mission, why do we still see so much evil and suffering in the world? If God is all-powerful, why does God need or invite a people to participate in this mission to the world in the first place? If the missio Dei is indeed something in which we are called to participate, what is the particular shape and focus of our participation in the divine mission, and how does this participation flow from, and inform our doctrine of God? We invite submissions which focus on specific biblical texts from either the Hebrew Bible or the New Testament, and explore the specific character of a missional understanding of God revealed in that text, and the particular ways in which the people of God participate in that mission.

Program Unit Chairs

 Michael Barram

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