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2008 Annual Meeting


Meeting Begins11/22/2008
Meeting Ends11/25/2008

Call for Papers Opens: 11/17/2007
Call for Papers Closes: 2/29/2008

Requirements for Participation

Use, Influence, and Impact of the Bible

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The question of how texts and readers interact is an old one. In this unit we are particularly concerned with the question of how, if at all, the Bible can be shown to have made a difference. A second closely related area of enquiry is how the Bible has been used. 'Use' and 'influence', of course, often overlap. Proposals for papers that deal with these issues are welcome and there will be at least one 'open' session where papers that relate to the general concerns of the section will be presented. For the 2008 meeting papers that deal with the influence and/or use of the book of Psalms in particular are particularly encouraged as are papers that relate to the theme of the use/influence of the Bible in ethics.

Program Unit Chairs

Kenneth Newport

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