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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

Concepts of Leadership in the Hebrew Bible (EABS)


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: At its third meeting in Helsinki the research group will host a session of invited speakers on the topic “Concepts of Leadership in the Chronistic Literature” analyzing human leadership in the Books of Chronicles as well as Ezra and Nehemia. The focus will be on the question of how the depiction and characterization of human leadership evolves during post-exilic times. Based on the results of the last two meetings which focused on the Pentateuch, the Former Prophets and selected Prophetic Literature, the session(s) aim(s) at outlining continuities and discontinuities in the conceptualization of leadership: How consistently were the ideas of leadership available before the exile been followed in post-exilic times? To which degree and how have they been adapted? How have they been integrated into emerging theological concepts? etc. The session of invited speakers will be complimented by an open session. Papers in English dealing with the years’ guiding theme or any other aspect related to the intersection between biblical and historical “authorities” in the Chronistic Literature or connected methodological challenges are cordially invited. In addition to diachronic approaches the research group appreciates papers from multiple (synchronic) perspectives (e. g. from literary studies, sociology, cultural studies) and papers with synchronic as well as diachronic perspectives.

Program Unit Chairs

Katharina Pyschny
Sarah Schulz

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