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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
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The Bible and Ecology (EABS)


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: 2018: Bible, Ecology, and Other Disciplines When we started in 2016, the articulation of the major trends on the development of hermeneutical approaches and methodologies has been the focus of the preliminary workshop on ecological hermeneutics. On the first year of the research unit in 2017, we focused on critical and peripheral theological readings of the biblical texts and on critical voices on environmental issues deriving either from non-European contexts or from other areas of environmental ethics in order to enrich the discussion with their voices. In 2018, the research unit determines possible ways of a fruitful encounter between eco-theology and sciences in dialogue with the biblical text. For the 2018 EABS and ISBL joint meeting, there will be sessions with invited speakers and open call for papers. For the open session(s), we welcome papers that clearly highlight how the biblical ecological hermeneutics can have an inter-, intra-, multi, cross-, and/or trans-disciplinary dialogue with other disciplines in addressing various ecological issues.

Program Unit Chairs

Ekaterini Tsalampouni
Ma. Maricel Ibita
Ma. Marilou S. Ibita

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