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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
Requirements for Participation

Bible and Practical Theology

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: We invite paper proposals for one open session and two themed sessions. Open session: We invite papers on any issue emerging out of the intersections of biblical interpretation and practical theology (liturgy, formation, education, administration, pastoral care, and public theology) that encourages relational and interactive readings of both human situations and biblical texts. Interdisciplinary collegial presentations are encouraged but not required. Themed Session: We invite papers that engage biblical texts and practical theology that focus specifically on moral injury, soul repair and strategies for healing; (for example in the context of war, migration, immigration, race relations, and family violence). Interdisciplinary collegial presentations are encouraged but not required. Themed Session: Informing Post Modern Life: Dialogues Between Practical Theology and Biblical Studies We invite scholars to explore the relationship between practical theology as a discipline and pedagogy with the reading of the Bible in dialogue with issues of today. Suggested questions to explore (but not exclusive) might be the hermeneutical and epistemological lenses that practical theology might bring to reading biblical texts and/or how these lenses differ from other theological biblical interpretations. Interdisciplinary collegial presentations are encouraged but not required.

Program Unit Chairs

Deborah A. Appler
Johnny Ramirez-Johnson

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