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Meeting Program Units

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

Feminist Hermeneutics of the Bible


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Feminist Hermeneutics of the Bible invites colleagues to offer papers for three sessions. The first is an open session on any topic in feminist hermeneutics. The second is a session of paired papers reading the same passage of Scripture from two different points of view (e.g., feminist & womanist perspectives; different methodologies). Colleagues choosing to offer paired papers should indicate in their proposal the other paper with which their paper is paired. The third session is offered jointly with the Paul and Politics Group, and is a session for papers that interrogate the Pauline texts, adoption, and reproductive justice in ancient and contemporary politics. We welcome proposals for papers on adoption in Pauline texts with particular attention paid to the presenters' theories of reading adoption in Paul. In addition, the section is organizing an invited panel reviewing the volumes edited by Susanne Scholz, Feminist Interpretation of the Hebrew Bible in Retrospect (Sheffield Phoenix Press). In addition to these regular sessions, we will jointly sponsor, with several SBL program units including the Bible and Cultural Studies and the Reading, Theory and the Bible units, two special sessions on the topic “The Present and Future of Biblical Studies” to mark and celebrate the 25th anniversary of the journal, Biblical Interpretation (Brill). Speakers/panelists for both sessions have already been invited.

Program Unit Chairs

Dr. Margaret Aymer
Richard D. Weis

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