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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

Canonical Approaches to the Bible (EABS)


Program Unit Type: Group
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers:

Instead of introducing innovative methods of interpretation, the previous discourse about (the) biblical canon and its role for biblical exegesis rather focused the attention on the complexity of the phenomenon »canon«. Inspirations for the exegetical discourse are to be expected, if the »canon« is perceived in its multivalence: What is a canon of religious scriptures? How can shape and outline of a canon be described in literary terms? What kinds of relationship(s) exist between a canon and the community of faith referring to this canon? What is the impact of the canon? And last but not least: How is (was) the canon read?

Even after four decades of canonical approach the discussion of many of these issues is only beginning. The question remains what is important for the understanding of the phenomenon »canon« beyond Sanders, Childs, Rendtorff and other scholars? This session aims to gather different approaches and bring them into a fruitful exchange. Contributions on the history of the canon are as welcome as sociological, literary and linguistic studies.

Program Unit Chairs

Sandra Huebenthal

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