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Meeting Program Units

2013 Annual Meeting

Baltimore, MD

Meeting Begins: 11/23/2013
Meeting Ends: 11/26/2013

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: 12/15/2012
Call For Papers Closes: 3/1/2013
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Theological Interpretation of Scripture

Program Unit Type: Seminar
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: In 2013 the Theological Interpretation of Scripture seminar will sponsor two sessions and will co-sponsor an additional session with the Christian Theology and the Bible section. One of the sessions and the co-sponsored session will be on reading the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible as Christian Scripture, and in both these sessions all papers will be invited papers. The open session will be on Theosis in the New Testament. We invite proposals for exegetical, theological, and/or reception-history papers on New Testament texts that have been or may be interpreted as sources for, or witnesses to, the doctrine of theosis/deification. Papers in this session will be 20 to 25 minutes in length, followed by discussion. All accepted papers will be read in their entirety at the session. Persons interested in announcements regarding the work of this unit, or with ideas for future sessions, should contact the chair, Michael Gorman (

Program Unit Chairs

Michael J. Gorman

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