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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

Minoritized Criticism and Biblical Interpretation

Program Unit Type: Seminar
Accepting Papers? No

Call For Papers: The unit will continue with the themes of the Bible in liberation movements and social activism at the 2018 SBL Annual Meeting. (1) The first session on “Tyrannical Regimes and the Bible” seeks to address the use of Christian Scriptures to legitimate or resist imperial, totalitarian, or dictatorial regimes. In interpreting the biblical texts, the panelists will engage contemporary thinkers (eg. Frantz Fanon) critical of their respective tyrannical governments or powers. (2) The topic for the second session is “An Activist Approach to Teaching Bible.” Among the topics of discussion is teacher as activist and the Bible as a source for social activism. The panelists will discuss important pedagogical underpinnings of their teacher activism and how these influence their teaching of the Bible. Panelists for both sessions will be invited, but if anyone is interested in, or has worked on, these topics, please feel free to contact the co-chairs (; Additionally, our unit will host two joint panels celebrating the thirtieth anniversary of the publication of Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza’s SBL Presidential Address.

Program Unit Chairs

Gregory Cuéllar
Jin Young Choi

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