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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

Asian and Asian-American Hermeneutics

Program Unit Type: Seminar
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Asian and Asian American Hermeneutics Seminar invites proposals for the following sessions: 1. Papers relating to reading the Bible and other sacred texts in, from, as well as to Asian and Asian American contexts and communities. We welcome papers that examine issues involved in interpretation and hermeneutics, as well as papers that offer readings of specific texts and passages from Asian or Asian American perspectives. 2. We hope to have a special session dealing with gender and the Bible in Asian and Asian American contexts. We welcome theory driven or empirical papers that go beyond only description to analyzing biblical texts through the lens of gender as it plays out both within the Bible and within Asian and Asian American contexts. Both experienced and first-time presenters are encouraged to submit proposals to both sessions. We will also co-sponsor two invited panels on the topic, 'Decentering Biblical Scholarship Thirty Years Later: Critical Reflections on the Call of Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza,' in honor of her 1987 SBL Presidential Address.

Program Unit Chairs

Monica J. Melanchthon
Henry W. Morisada Rietz

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