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Meeting Program Units

2016 Annual Meeting

San Antonio, TX

Meeting Begins: 11/19/2016
Meeting Ends: 11/22/2016

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: 12/16/2015
Call For Papers Closes: 3/2/2016
Requirements for Participation

Rhetoric and the New Testament


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: We invite paper proposals dealing with various aspects of the intersection of the study of rhetoric and the New Testament. Especially welcome are proposals that address the rhetorical configuration of theological tropes and themes in the New Testament, including those that examine: A) the argumentative texture of theological conceptions and expressions in the NT; B) the ideological nature, intertextual threads, and/or socio-cultural backgrounds informing the rhetorical configuration of NT theological themes or theological articulations in specific NT texts; and C) larger methodological reflections on the intersection of NT configurations of divinity and ancient and/or modern rhetoric. ADDITIONAL PAPER PROPOSALS are welcome for a co-sponsored session with the Postcolonial Studies and Biblical Studies section that will focus on analyzing the connections and distinctions amidst the discourses, methodologies, and terminologies of “liberationist,” “postcolonial,” and “empire-critical” New Testament scholarship.

Program Unit Chairs

Davina C. Lopez
Todd Penner

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