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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

Islands, Islanders, and Scriptures

Program Unit Type: Consultation
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: We are planning for an invited session and an open session. For the open session, we invite proposals that foreground island perspectives, attitudes and practices as hints for reading with and through the bible. Presentations can focus on island as space of welcome/reception, generosity/exclusion, or alienation/rejection. We encourage presenters to work on biblical texts that involve fishing (e.g., Luke 5:1-11), shipwreck (e.g., Acts 27), expulsion (e.g., Genesis 3), or migration (e.g., Ruth).

Program Unit Chairs

Althea Spencer Miller
Jione Havea

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