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Meeting Program Units

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

Christian Theology and the Bible


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: 1) The Christian Theology and Bible section is launching the first of a four-year series on biblical figures who appear in both Testaments and their significance for Christian theology, beginning with Hagar, one of the few women to appear in both the Old and the New Testaments (in Genesis and Galatians). In light of this, we invite papers that demonstrate how Hagar has influenced Christian theology in the past, that explore how theologians have interpreted her in either Testament or both Testaments, and/or that describe Hagar’s role in constructive Christian theology today. 2) The Christian Theology and Bible section is also launching the first of a four-year series on Christian theologians and their interpretation of the Bible. This first session invites papers on Martin Luther and his theological interpretation of a specific text or set of texts in the Old or New Testament. The session is interested not only in Luther as a historical theologian but also for his role in constructive Christian theology today. Finally, the Christian Theology and Bible section will host an invited review panel of Richard Hays, Echoes of Scripture in the Gospels (Baylor University Press, 2016), jointly sponsored by the Journal of Theological Interpretation.

Program Unit Chairs

Arthur Sutherland
Rebekah Eklund

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