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Meeting Program Units

2011 Annual Meeting

San Francisco, CA

Meeting Begins11/19/2011
Meeting Ends11/22/2011

Call for Papers Opens: 1/25/2011
Call for Papers Closes: 3/4/2011

Requirements for Participation

Ecological Hermeneutics


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers:

Proposals are invited for three sessions.

The first session will focus on ecology and the Pauline corpus and explore eco-theology and eco-ethics in relation to writings attributed to Paul. Proposals are encouraged to engage with the principles of ecological hermeneutics - suspicion, identification, retrieval (e.g., Habel and Trudinger, Exploring Ecological Hermeneutics, SBL 2008) and/or the methodology of the Exeter project (e.g., Horrell, Hunt and Southgate, Greening Paul, Baylor 2010).

The second session is open and will consider proposals on any biblical text. Proposals are encouraged to take into account the principles of ecological hermeneutics – suspicion, identification and retrieval – as developed by the Section in recent years.

The third session will be joint with the AAR Religion and Ecology Group and address issues raised by multi-religious critical reflection on the eco-hermeneutics of religious texts, such as biblical eco-hermeneutics.

Program Unit Chairs

Peter Trudinger

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