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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

Theology of the Hebrew Scriptures


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Theology of Hebrew Scriptures section plans three sessions in 2016. One session, co-sponsored with the Biblical Law section, will be devoted to the topic “Theodicy and Biblical Law”; invited panelists will participate. We issue an open call for papers for two additional sessions: one focusing on the character(ization) of G-d in the Hebrew Bible and the other open to varied explorations of the theological ideas, themes, and/or motifs within the Hebrew Bible. For both open sessions, we encourage presenters to employ diverse forms of presentation and to engage substantive discussion. The unit seeks to facilitate Jewish-Christian dialogue, creating a venue where Jewish and Christian interpreters can reflect together on a theological interpretation of the Hebrew Scriptures. Questions may be addressed to Julia O’Brien or Marvin Sweeney, program unit co-chairs.

Program Unit Chairs

Julia M. O'Brien
Marvin A. Sweeney

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