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2018 International Meeting

Helsinki, Finland

Meeting Begins7/30/2018
Meeting Ends8/3/2018

Call for Papers Opens: 10/18/2017
Call for Papers Closes: 2/14/2018

Requirements for Participation

Bible and Its Influence: History and Impact

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: For the joint SBL/EABS meeting in Helsinki in 2018, ‘Bible and Its Influence: History and Impact’ (SBL) will be meeting together with ‘The Biblical World and Its Reception’ (EABS). The combined seminar will be holding three/four sessions. As 2018 marks the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, we especially invite papers which take as their focus the use and reception of biblical monsters and/or creation narratives. Given the location of our meeting in Finland, the first country in Europe to give women the vote, we also welcome papers which engage with the Bible in relation to issues of gender and politics. There will in addition be a closed (invited) session on the Bible and blasphemy. A final session will be open and thus may include any topic that is relevant to the seminar’s general interests in the reception, influence, and impact of the Bible.

Program Unit Chairs

David Tollerton
Jo Carruthers

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