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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
Requirements for Participation

Social Sciences and the Interpretation of the Hebrew Scriptures

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: We will be holding two sessions at the Annual Meeting. The first session, for which we invite papers, will concentrate on the theme of Biblical Texs and Social Contexts: We welcome papers introducing substantive discussions on the discursive natures of contexts, social, political, and otherwise, of specific texts in the Hebrew Scriptures or of its readers. Themes may, for example, address de-centered social-political realities, advantaged or disadvantaged social-political positions, definitions of "social context" as it relates to a specific text or hermeneutic, or the mobilization of identity in response to shifting networks of power. The second session will be a book review session. We are delighted to be able to concentrate on Douglas A. Knight’s Law, Power, and Justice in Ancient Israel (Westminster John Knox Press, 2011). We will be inviting respondents to ensure a lively and multi-focused discussion ranging across social history, sociology, and justice and ethics.

Program Unit Chairs

Jeremiah W. Cataldo

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