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Meeting Program Units

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
Requirements for Participation

Latino/a and Latin American Biblical Interpretation


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: "The Role of Biblical Scholars as Public Intellectuals": This panel will be a joint session of the Latino/a and Latin American Biblical Interpretation, African American Biblical Hermeneutics, and the Minority Criticism and Biblical Studies sections. In light of significant current events in the political, social and cultural scenes of the country and the world, we are inviting papers that explore the role of the biblical scholar as a public intellectual. How does and should biblical interpretation of our ancient religious texts address the political challenges of our day? For instance, a few of these concerns around the world may include the impact of migration and immigration on so many lives from around the global south and east, or the economic upheaval that results in so much income inequality. Moreover, how should such scholarly and public activity be viewed in our professional academic societies and institutions of higher learning? Participants in this session will share from their own reflection and experience on the best practices for biblical studies engaged in the public sphere.

Program Unit Chairs

Ahida Calderon Pilarski
Efrain Agosto

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