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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

African-American Biblical Hermeneutics


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The specific purpose of the African American Biblical Hermeneutics Section (AABHS) is to engage in the interdisciplinary and holistic study of the Bible and its place in a multi-faceted and complex African-American cultural Weltanschauung. AABHS will offer four sessions for the 2011 Annual Meeting.

We will offer one session that will be an open call for paper proposals that address any aspect of African American biblical research.

Inasmuch as 2011 marks the 20th anniversary of the seminal volume Stony the Road We Trod, we will offer several sessions in partnership with other groups that will celebrate this text. One of these sessions will begin as a luncheon featuring the volume’s contributors. This conversation will culminate in a subsequent afternoon session co-sponsored with the Minoritized Criticism and Biblical Interpretation Section and other groups featuring scholars from various social locations discussing the influence of Stony on the development of culturally located scholarship in each of their contexts.

Another of these sessions will be an invited panel co-sponsored with the Midrash Section devoted to a critical discussion of the subject of Race in Rabbinic Literature, with a particular focus on Charles Copher's chapter ("The Black Presence in the Old Testament") in Stony.

Finally, we will co-sponsor a session with the Ethics and Biblical Interpretation Section on Stony.

Please consult the call for proposals in January to learn if there will be opportunities to propose a paper for one of these panels.

Program Unit Chairs

Rodney Sadler

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