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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

Israelite Prophetic Literature

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: We will offer three sessions at the 2016 Annual Meeting: (1) A joint session, with the Theological Perspectives of the Book of Ezekiel that forms a part of their continued work on a three-year project, “Perspectives on Land, Landscape, and Cosmic Geography in Ezekiel.” This session will feature papers on the actual and imagined landscapes of the book of Ezekiel, specifically how the book represents space and/or land across several dimensions and expressions, and the role these representations play in advancing the meaning and interpretation of the book. (2) A session that explores various perspectives on aniconism in prophetic literature. More than simply a taxonomy of references to aniconism or a review of the historical developments as witnessed in prophetic literature, papers will examine, among other things, how the theological construct is deployed to support the rhetoric of the book or at times places where the prophetic text subverts the norms of aniconism and offers representation of the divine through bodily and other forms. We eagerly look forward to papers that focus particular attention on recent developments in the debate on aniconism and how the prophetic literature contributes uniquely to this discussion. (3) An open Session that presents papers on a broad range of topics dealing with prophetic literature. Papers that fall within the scope of other thematic sessions may also be presented here.

Program Unit Chairs

Steed Vernyl Davidson

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