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2016 Annual Meeting

San Antonio, TX

Meeting Begins11/19/2016
Meeting Ends11/22/2016

Call for Papers Opens: 12/16/2015
Call for Papers Closes: 3/1/2016

Requirements for Participation

Theological Interpretation of Scripture

Program Unit Type: Seminar
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: In 2016 the Theological Interpretation of Scripture Seminar will hold three sessions. Two will have invited papers: (1) a session on “The Ascension and the Ascended Christ in the Book of Acts,” co-sponsored by the Book of Acts Section; and (2) a review panel of Benjamin Sommers, Revelation and Authority: Sinai in Jewish Scripture and Tradition (Yale, 2015). For the third session we are accepting paper proposals for the topic “Spirit Christology and the Gospels.” Spirit Christology—used broadly to refer to projects in which the identity and mission of the Holy Spirit figure prominently and indispensably in one’s articulation of the person and work of Jesus Christ—is becoming more commonplace in the work of biblical scholars and theologians. This session of the Theological Interpretation of Scripture unit seeks to examine particular moments presented in the canonical Gospels (Jesus’ conception, baptism, temptation, ministry, passion, or resurrection) in order to examine fruitful ways of examining the identity of Jesus by means of his relationship with the Holy Spirit.

Program Unit Chairs

Michael J. Gorman
Tom Holsinger-Friesen

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