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2017 Annual Meeting

Boston, MA

Meeting Begins11/18/2017
Meeting Ends11/21/2017

Call for Papers Opens: 12/19/2016
Call for Papers Closes: 3/7/2017

Requirements for Participation

Christian Theology and the Bible

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: (1) The Christian Theology and Bible section is issuing an open call for papers for the second session of a four-year series exploring biblical figures who appear in both Testaments and their significance for Christian Theology. This year we will focus on the figure of Elijah. We invite papers that demonstrate how Elijah has influenced Christian theology in the past, that explore how theologians have interpreted Elijah in either Testament or both Testaments, and/or that describe Elijah’s role in constructive Christian theology today. (2) The Christian Theology and Bible section is also issuing an open call for papers as part of a four-year series on Christian theologians and their interpretation of the Bible. In honor of our New England location in 2017, the session invites papers on Jonathan Edwards and his theological interpretation of a specific text or set of texts in the Old or New Testament. The session is interested not only in Edwards as a historical theologian but also for his role in constructive Christian theology today. (3) The Christian Theology and Bible section will also be hosting a review panel (with invited panelists) of Dale B. Martin’s new book In a Sense: Theology WITH the New Testament (Yale University Press, 2017)

Program Unit Chairs

Arthur Sutherland
Rebekah Eklund

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