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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

Ethics and Biblical Interpretation

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Ethics and Biblical Interpretation Group is an interdisciplinary partnership between biblical scholars, theologians, and ethicists. The work of our group focuses on the methods,texts, and principles for using the Bible in ethical deliberation. Toward that end, the group invites proposals for TWO sessions. For the *first* session, the steering committee invites proposals that treat the topic of Social Upheaval, Movements of Resistance, and the Bible. Proposals might engage in a contemporary and critical reading of a scriptural text using specific ethical principles, frameworks, or thinkers, in order to reflect on a current instance of social upheaval or a contemporary resistance movement, such as: the Syrian refugee crisis, the Black Lives Matter movement, or the crisis of homelessness for U.S. military veterans. Or proposals might identify and analyze contemporary examples of resistance literature or movements, emerging from recent social upheavals, that use or re-use biblical texts. The *second* session will deal with the topic of Violence, Ethics, and the Bible. For this session, the committee invites proposals that incorporate a close reading of scriptural texts into a critical conversation with contemporary ethical reflection on a particular event or topic involving violence or the threat of violence.

Program Unit Chairs

Amy C. Merrill Willis
Nichole M. Flores

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