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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

Ideological Criticism


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: This Section approaches the Bible through critical philosophical perspectives and explores how power shapes and is shaped by the Bible and its reception. We embrace various definitions of ideology and approaches to uncovering the political stakes of the Bible and of its uses and influences. We will jointly sponsor, with several other SBL program units, two sessions on the topic, “The Present and the Future of Biblical Studies,” to mark and celebrate the 25th anniversary of the journal, Biblical Interpretation (Brill). Speakers/panelists for both sessions have been invited. We invite submissions of papers for a session on how the theoretically sophisticated work with the Bible that our group explores becomes impactful outside of the academy. How does ideological criticism of the Bible shape radical praxis beyond the academy? Finally, we will host a review panel of papers on the forthcoming book by Roland Boer and Christina Petterson, *Time of Troubles: Christianity in the Context of Greco-Roman Economics* (Minneapolis: Fortress, 2017).

Program Unit Chairs

Christina Petterson
Davis Hankins

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