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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 Ethics

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: This year we will have two methodological sessions on “The Reception and Use of Ethical Traditions by Biblical Authors”, and a thematic session devoted to the topic of “(Social) Justice”. One of the two methodological sessions will be co-hosted with the section "Biblical Exegesis in Orthodox Perspectives". We invite paper proposals for all three sessions. In the methodological sessions, an analysis of both intra- and inter-testamental reception of earlier (biblical) ethical traditions is possible. The presenters are also invited to discuss whether their analysis of innerbiblical appropriation of ethical traditions could provide a model for relating the Bible to current ethical issues. In the thematic session on “(Social) Justice”, papers are invited that cover various aspects of the social dimensions of justice chosen by the presenters. A focus on the relationship between equality and justice and on the question as to how biblical texts can inform, modify or critique current secular concepts of “Social Justice” is welcome, but not compulsory. The presenters are also invited to look at similarities and differences between the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament, or between one of the two Testaments and relevant extra-biblical material.

Program Unit Chairs

Markus Zehnder
Peter S. Wick

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