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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

Christian Theology and the Bible

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Christian Theology and the Bible section invites papers for three different sessions on the following three themes: 1) The Christian Theology and Bible section is finishing the last of a four-year series on biblical figures who appear in both Testaments and their significance for Christian theology. For this session, we welcome papers on any (or all) of the women from Matthew’s genealogy:  Tamar (1:3), Rahab (1:5), Ruth (1:5), and Bathsheba, the wife of Uriah (1:6). We are seeking papers demonstrating how one or more of these women have influenced Christian theology in the past, that explore how theologians have interpreted them in either Testament or both Testaments, and/or that describe their role in constructive Christian theology today.    2) Our section is also finishing a four-year series on Christian theologians and their interpretation of the Bible. This final session invites papers on Karl Barth and his theological interpretation of a specific text or set of texts in the Old or New Testament. The session is particularly interested in his role as a biblical interpreter for constructive Christian theology today.   3) In recognition that our 2018 host city is in the mountainous West, we invite papers on any aspect of Biblical topography (mountains, the wilderness or desert, trees, the sea, rivers, streams, etc.) and its relevance for Christian theology during any past period as well as today.

Program Unit Chairs

Arthur Sutherland
Rebekah Eklund

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