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2014 International Meeting

Vienna, Austria

Meeting Begins: 7/6/2014
Meeting Ends: 7/10/2014

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: 10/28/2013
Call For Papers Closes: 2/12/2014
Requirements for Participation

Psychological Hermeneutics of Biblical Themes and Texts


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: This year we plan to have three sessions: (1) A specific psychological reading of a biblical text or character contrasted with a theological reading of the same text or character. (2) A specific psychological theory or concept that helps to explain how Jesus of Nazareth so quickly became a DIVINE object of worship with insights as to the psychodynamics/psychospiritual motivations underpinning that identification. (3) An Open Session, applying a specific psychological theory or concept to a biblical text, character or concept. We welcome proposals for all three sessions.

Program Unit Chairs

 Heather A. McKay
 Bas van Os

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