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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

Recovering Female Interpreters of the Bible


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: This unit focuses on the recovery of work by female interpreters of the Bible before the twentieth century who wrote from a variety of faith and ideological standpoints. These women will be considered in the cultural and historical contexts in which they wrote, with the intention of analyzing their neglected contributions to the study of biblical literature. We welcome papers on the following topics: Session #1) co-sponsored with the American Academy of Religion 19th-Century Theology group: 19th-century women's reception and uses of historical-critical methods and/or concepts of progressive revelation. Session #2) "Women and Prophecy"; papers on female biblical interpreters, prior to the twentieth century, who dealt with the topic of prophets or prophecy. For example: women who interpret prophetic literature, discuss male or female prophets in the Bible, adopt a biblical prophetic persona, or discuss Paul's instructions to female prophets.

Program Unit Chairs

Joy Schroeder

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