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Meeting Program Units

2012 Annual Meeting

Chicago, IL

Meeting Begins: 11/16/2012
Meeting Ends: 11/20/2012

Note that the deadline for paper proposals is 11:59 PM (23:59) Eastern Standard Time (UTC -5) on the day PREVIOUS to the deadline below.


Call For Papers Opens: 2/8/2012
Call For Papers Closes: 3/8/2012
Requirements for Participation

Theology of the Hebrew Scriptures


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Theology of Hebrew Scriptures section will hold three sessions in 2012. One session, co-sponsored with the Biblical Law Section, will feature invited papers. Our second session is a discussion of the theological and pedagogical dimensions of Marvin A. Sweeney, Tanak: A Theological and Critical Introduction to the Jewish Bible (Fortress Press, 2012); the session is co-sponsored with the National Association of Professors of Hebrew. For our third session, we invite proposals that engage the Hebrew Bible in a distinctively theological way. Special consideration will be given to proposals that take up the challenge of Carol Newsom's 2011 Presidential Address to focus on “theological anthropology,” broadly construed as addressing the Hebrew Bible's understanding of the human being as it relates to the divine. Questions may be addressed to Julia O'Brien, program unit co-chair.

Program Unit Chairs

Esther J. Hamori
Julia M. O'Brien

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