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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

Theological Interpretation of Scripture

Program Unit Type: Seminar
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: For our first session this year, we have invited a set of papers and responses discussing the relationships between post-colonial biblical criticism and theological interpretation of Scripture. For our second session, “Wisdom Literature Across the Canon,” we extend a call for papers that seek to engage specific texts or themes in Wisdom Literature that bear directly on central aspects of Christian theology and/or practice. Texts and/or topics can be drawn from the Hebrew Bible / Old Testament (Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Job), Deuterocanonical writings (Sirach, Wisdom of Solomon), as well as the New Testament (including but not limited to the Epistle of James, and wisdom material in the Gospels). Finally, in our third session, we will be having a panel discussion of Jörg Frey's collection of essays on the theological interpretation of John (The Glory of the Crucified One). This is co-sponsored with the Johannine Literature section.

Program Unit Chairs

Stephen E. Fowl
Tom Holsinger-Friesen

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