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Meeting Program Units

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

Political Biblical Criticism


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: In 2018 the unit retains a twofold focus. The first is on the crisis of migration, encompassing all of its dimensions (e.g., refugees, diaspora), and its bearing on interpretation. Here, therefore, we welcome papers that bring together, in some way, Biblical Studies and Migration Studies, whether in terms of texts or trajectories of interpretation. The second is on political/liberationist criticism of the Bible. Here, consequently, we welcome papers that deal with the dynamics and mechanics of this type of criticism, whether in historical or contemporary perspective.

Program Unit Chairs

Fernando F. Segovia
Jeremy Punt

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