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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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Teaching Biblical Studies in an Undergraduate Liberal Arts Context

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: For 2017 the Teaching Biblical Studies in an Undergraduate Liberal Arts Context section will offer two sessions. For the first session we invite papers on any aspect of pedagogical objectives, strategies, and assessment for teaching biblical studies in undergraduate liberal arts institutions. For the second session we invite papers that address the various ways that biblical studies can and should contribute to the liberal arts mission of helping students to become well-informed, intellectually curious democratic citizens, even as other ideas about the purpose and goals of higher education gain greater public attention. Papers for this session may address such topics as collaboration across departmental boundaries; meeting the needs of students who question the value of required biblical studies courses; teaching the literature of the Bible to students who do not seem to have any interest in either reading or literature; modeling biblical virtues of welcome, dialogue, and hospitality in the classroom; and incorporating diverse views of meaning and interpretation into class discussions.

Program Unit Chairs

Glenn S. Holland

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