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2014 Annual Meeting

San Diego, CA

Meeting Begins11/22/2014
Meeting Ends11/25/2014

Call for Papers Opens: 12/20/2013
Call for Papers Closes: 3/4/2014

Requirements for Participation

African-American Biblical Hermeneutics

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The African American Biblical Hermeneutics Section (AABHS) welcomes work that engages in the interdisciplinary and holistic study of the Bible and its place in a multi-faceted and complex African-American cultural Weltanschauung. AABHS will offer four sessions for the 2014 Annual Meeting. One session will be an open call for paper proposals that address any aspect of African American biblical research. Under the leadership of the SBL Feminist Hermeneutics section, a second joint session commemorates the 25th anniversary of J. Grant's White Women's Christ, Black Women's Jesus: Feminist Christology and Womanist Response, which is offered in connection with several other SBL and AAR program units. Finally, two sessions will be devoted to papers for an edited volume focused on the theme “Martin Luther King Jr.’s Bible and African American Interpreters.” One of these sessions will be focused on papers exploring King’s use of the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible in his speeches, sermons and writings, while the other will analyze his use of the New Testament. Please consult the call for proposals in January to learn if there will be opportunities to propose a paper for one of these four sessions.

Program Unit Chairs

Herbert R. Marbury
Love L. Sechrest

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