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2014 Annual Meeting

San Diego, CA

Meeting Begins: 11/22/2014
Meeting Ends: 11/25/2014

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: 12/20/2013
Call For Papers Closes: 3/5/2014
Requirements for Participation

Ecological Hermeneutics


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: Proposals are invited for three sessions: 1. The first session will have a special focus on the theme of Relocation, Ecology and the Bible, in line with the SBL theme of Migration and Borders. Proposals may consider the human and ecological impact of temporary sojourns (exile, wandering, "fly-in fly-out work") in the light of key biblical texts. 2. The second session is open and will consider proposals on any biblical text. 3. The third session is a joint session with AAR Middle Eastern Christianity group and SBL Syriac Literature and Interpretations of Sacred Text, on Eco-Spirituality: Middle Eastern Christianity and the Environment, in accordance with the AAR general theme focusing on religion and Climate. Proposals for this session will explore the themes of ecology and the environment with relation to the traditions of Middle Eastern Christians. For all sessions, we encourage proposals that have a strong methodological awareness, such as engaging with the principles of ecological hermeneneutics - suspicion, identification and retrieval (e.g., Habel and Trudinger, Exploring Ecological Hermeneutics, SBL 2008) and/or the methodology of the Exeter project (e.g., Horrell, Hunt and Southgate, Greening Paul, Baylor 2010).

Program Unit Chairs

 Barbara Rossing

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