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2017 Annual Meeting

Boston, MA

Meeting Begins: 11/18/2017
Meeting Ends: 11/21/2017

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: 12/19/2016
Call For Papers Closes: 3/8/2017
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Theological Interpretation of Scripture

Program Unit Type: Seminar
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: In 2017 the Theological Interpretation of Scripture seminar will sponsor two sessions. Our first session entitled “Paul and Justification: Reading Galatians 500 Years Later” will have invited papers representing distinct traditions (e.g., Orthodox, Catholic, and Protestant [including a Lutheran]). For our second session, “Reading Deuteronomy Theologically,” we invite papers that reflect theologically on the significance of the book of Deuteronomy for Christians and/or Jews. Papers may (1) focus on the theological significance of a particular text; (2) consider the way in which specific theological loci are, have been, or could be informed by the reading of specific texts or themes from Deuteronomy; or (3) explore the effects of theological readings of the book of Deuteronomy on particular communities of faith. For both sessions, papers will be 20 to 25 minutes in length, which will be read in their entirety. Persons interested in announcements regarding the work of this unit, or with ideas for future sessions, should contact the chairs, Stephen Fowl ( and Tom Holsinger-Friesen (

Program Unit Chairs

Stephen E. Fowl
Tom Holsinger-Friesen

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