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2013 International Meeting

St. Andrews, Scotland

Meeting Begins: 7/7/2013
Meeting Ends: 7/11/2013

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: 10/15/2012
Call For Papers Closes: 2/12/2013
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Psychological Hermeneutics of Biblical Themes and Texts

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: Psychological Hermeneutics of Biblical Themes and Texts seeks to complement other forms of Biblical Criticism with psychological insights and methods in order to gain a fuller understanding of the worlds of biblical texts and readers, both ancient and modern. We encourage participants to combine the study of a specific biblical text or theme with a specific psychological theory or concept. Our aim is modest but substantive: can the use of this specific psychological theory add to our understanding of the text and its impact? To this end, the unit provides ample time for presentation and discussion. This year we plan to have three sessions:

  • Hebrew Bible: Psychological aspects of propitiation and sacrifice in the Hebrew Bible and its interpreters.
  • New Testament: Psychological implications of the New Perspective on Paul: what happened/happens when the focus is not on judgment and grace but on covenantal faith?
  • Open session.
We welcome proposals for all sessions.

Program Unit Chairs

Bas van Os
Heather A. McKay

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