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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

Feminist Hermeneutics of the Bible

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: Call for Papers For 2018, Feminist Biblical Hermeneutics invites papers on the following subject areas • Any paper using feminist, womanist, mujerista or other cognate ideological frames to read biblical texts, broadly defined. • Gender-Based Violence and African Feminist Hermeneutics: (co-sponsored with African Biblical Hermeneutics) The patriarchal world within which the Bible was produced gave birth to violent stories in which men subject women to multiple forms of violence, including ideological and physical violence, in exchange of male safety. This picture and reality continue to be a distressing part of women’s lives in global Africana contexts where the female gender continues to be marginalized by patriarchally masculine subjectivities, with endorsements from certain biblical texts. This section invites papers that engage the theme of gender- based violence in specific biblical texts and/or in varying contexts of (female) reception in the quest for justice and transformation within present day communities. • Surrogacy in Paul (co-sponsored with Paul and Politics): an invitation for papers discussing issues of surrogacy, whether sexual, political, or theological, in any aspect of the study of communities to which Paul wrote, Paul’s letters, the Pauline legacy, and/or contemporary communities. In addition, Feminist Biblical Hermeneutics will host an invited panel on Feminist Biblical Hermeneutics and White Supremacy: This seeks to spark a conversation between feministbiblical interpreters regarding the ways in which feminist biblical hermeneutics has and continues to support and/or challenge white supremacy. We will also co-sponsor invited panels reviewing Wilda Gafney’s (with Women in the Biblical World) Womanist Midrash: A Review Panel; and celebrating the 25th anniversary of Delores Williams’ Sisters in the Wilderness.

Program Unit Chairs

Carolyn J. Sharp
Dr. Margaret Aymer

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