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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

Bible and Practical Theology

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: Themed Session - Practical Theology and Praxis: Some possible foci; How might biblical texts provide healing tools for the polarized political climate, within contexts of sexual abuse, harassment, and dysfunctional power dynamics? Where can biblical texts function as a theology of resistance and/or how do biblical texts provide tools for self-care in the midst of communal chaos/violence? Themed Session - Creating biblical models for inclusion and healthy human relations: How do biblical texts embrace communities by building bridges between groups often described as “other/outsider” with those often considered “insiders”? (Examples include: issues of race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, undocumented versus citizens, consumption of recreational drugs versus abstemious, conservative versus liberal, or the like?) Open Session: We invite papers on any issue emerging out of the intersections of biblical interpretation and practical theology (liturgy, formation, education, administration, pastoral care, and public theology) that encourages relational and interactive readings of both human situations and biblical texts. Interdisciplinary collegial presentations are encouraged but not required.

Program Unit Chairs

Deborah A. Appler
Johnny Ramirez-Johnson

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