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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

Theological Interpretation of Scripture

Program Unit Type: Group
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: For 2011, the Group plans to have two sessions.

(1) Reading Revelation as Christian Scripture: We invite papers that seek to engage specific texts or themes in the book of Revelation that bear directly on central aspects of Christian theology and/or practice. Potential participants should note that SBL now requires those without doctoral degrees to submit their paper (2000 to 2500 words) rather than just an abstract.

(2) Theological Interpretation and Jesus-Studies: What is the status of "Jesus studies" in theological interpretation of Scripture? This session will explore the significance of two recent attempts at identifying Jesus: Beverly Roberts Gaventa and Richard B. Hays, eds., Seeking the Identity of Jesus: A Pilgrimage (Eerdmans, 2008); and Darrell L. Bock and Robert L. Webb, eds., Key Events in the Life of the Historical Jesus: A Collaborative Exploration of Context and Coherence (Eerdmans, 2010). Participants for this session have already been recruited.

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Program Unit Chairs

Michael J. Gorman

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