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2018 International Meeting

Helsinki, Finland

Meeting Begins: 7/30/2018
Meeting Ends: 8/3/2018

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: 10/18/2017
Call For Papers Closes: 2/15/2018
Requirements for Participation

Canonical Approaches to the Bible (EABS)


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: "Openings and endings of biblical books as elements of a canon theology In this session we are looking for papers dealing with openings and/or endings of biblical books which give an insight towards the arrangement of a special canonical shape. E.g. Joshua 1 or Maleachi 3 frame the part of the prophets in the canon of the Hebrew Bible, the end of the book of Daniel or Matthew 1 mark the end of the first part resp. the beginning of the second part of the Christian Bible. But also beside these well known examples of a canonical theology one can ask interesting questions: What is the difference between Samuel or Chronicles if you read these books as a unit of one ore two books? How does Rut 1 change if this book is arranged as the opening of scriptures? Is Acts 28 closing the first part of the canon of the New Testament or does Act 1 open the collection of letters? We are open to many methodical approaches (e.g. reader orientation, historical approaches looking for preforms of canon, …) and to every shape of a canon. "

Program Unit Chairs

Johannes Taschner
Matthias Millard

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