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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

Contextual Biblical Interpretation


Program Unit Type: Group
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: Continuing to develop the book series TEXTS@CONTEXTS (Fortress Press; volumes on GENESIS and THE GOSPEL OF MARK, published; volumes on EXODUS –DEUTERONOMY and THE GOSPEL OF MATTHEW, forthcoming 2011), we seek papers on *contextual* biblical interpretations (readings of the Bible that take the present-day readers’ contexts into account in some way) in preparation for new volumes. Particularly (but not exclusively) we are interested in contextual readings of the following biblical books (focused on possible themes): LEVITICUS-NUMBERS (territory and identity, “law” and praxis, divine names, ritual and magic, taboos, gender and family), JOSHUA-JUDGES (conquest and liberation: whose side are you on?), and SAMUEL-KINGS-CHRONICLES; the GOSPEL OF JOHN (identity, honor and shame, hybridity, community), 1 & 2 CORINTHIANS (unity, diversity, identity, cross, holiness, Lord’s Supper), and LUKE-ACTS. These papers need to make explicit their "contextual" strategies (e.g. inculturation, inter[con]textualization, reading with others, liberation) and methodologies. For general format see http://www.vanderbilt.edu/AnS/religious_studies/GBC/outline_comm.html Steering committee: Daniel Patte, Athalya Brenner, Archie Lee, Nicole Duran, Teresa Okure, James Grimshaw, Yung Suk Kim.

Program Unit Chairs

Athalya Brenner-Idan
Nicole Wilkinson

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