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2018 Annual Meeting

Denver, CO

Meeting Begins11/17/2018
Meeting Ends11/21/2018

Call for Papers Opens: 12/18/2017
Call for Papers Closes: 3/6/2018

Requirements for Participation

Use, Influence, and Impact of the Bible

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: At this year's conference, the Use, Influence, and Impact of the Bible section will offer four sessions. The aim of one of these is to foster a conversation about the state of the field of reception. We therefore invite papers that consider the ways that the work of the Use, Influence, and Impact section intersects with and departs from other units treating the afterlife of the Bible, that identify or analyze trends in biblical reception, or that highlight overlooked areas in reception or propose new directions that reception studies of the Bible might take. A second session will consist of a panel discussion focused on books about Bible and reception. This session will have some invited participants but scholars who are at work on or have completed a book on biblical reception and who would like to be on the panel are invited to submit proposals that describe their project and indicate what they would bring to the panel discussion. The remaining two sessions will be open. While we welcome proposals that explore any aspect of the Bible's impact on religions, society and culture, art, literature and music, this year we are particularly interested in paper proposals that treat one of the following topics: 1) the appearance of the Bible in so-called "low" culture (advertisements, pop music, comic books, children's books or toys, etc.); 2) the use of the Bible by interpreters who are "other" to the biblical heritage or by religious interpreters or communities outside the Jewish, Protestant, or Catholic mainstream (eg. Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim, Mormon, Rastafarian, Native American, Santeria, etc. etc. engagement with the Bible); or 3) ways the Bible is used as a tool or aid in communicating with another or "The Other."

Program Unit Chairs

Lesleigh Cushing Stahlberg

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