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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

Ethics and Biblical Interpretation

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Ethics and Biblical Interpretation Group is an interdisciplinary partnership between biblical scholars, theologians, and ethicists. The work of our group focuses on the methods, texts, and principles for using the Bible in ethical deliberation. Toward that end, the Ethics and Biblical Interpretation group invites proposals for a session on the theme “The Bible, Ethics, and the Body.” Proposals can address one of any number of topics that bring together ethical reflection, sacred texts, and contemporary issues regarding the body. Here are some possible avenues for exploration: the intersection between disability studies, eschatology, and ethics- how do eschatological expectations shape our expectations of the redeemed body and, thus, our treatment of the present body?; transhumanism and ethics- how does technology expand the boundaries of what it means to be human? How might biblical texts be brought to bear on this expanding use of technology?; eugenics programs, past and present: how do biblical texts speak to the subtle and not so subtle use of eugenics?

Program Unit Chairs

Amy C. Merrill Willis
Nichole M. Flores

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