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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

Ecological Hermeneutics

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The first session will focus on the application of ecological hermeneutics to the apocalyptic traditions in the Scriptures and will be held jointly with the SBL Section, John's Apocalypse and Cultural Contexts Ancient and Modern. Special attention will be paid to identifying with Earth (including all elements of the Earth community - waters, rivers and so forth), as a character in the end times. Proposals may deal with the Revelation of John or other apocalyptic texts. The second session is open and paper proposals on any biblical text are welcomed. Participants are encouraged to take into account the principles of ecological hermeneutics - suspicion, identification and retrieval developed by the Section in recent years.

Program Unit Chairs

Norman C. Habel
Peter Trudinger

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