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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

Israelite Prophetic Literature

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Israelite Prophetic Literature section will sponsor three sessions in 2018 and now invites proposals for two of those sessions. (1) We invite papers that explore notions of hope within prophetic literature. What are the promises and problematics of hope in the prophetic literature? Papers could address any of the following questions: Is hope as a concept and definable impulse in prophetic literature an intentional delusion and deception of people or one that represents sincere theological struggle to articulate a new society? Are prophetic utopias liberative? If they are liberative, then whose liberation do they promote or prescribe? If not, do they then reinscribe hierarchies that promote oppression? How do prophetic utopias work when in the hands of different actors? (2) An open session with papers on a broad range of topics dealing with prophetic literature. Papers that fall within the scope of the other thematic session may also be presented here. (3) This third session will be a joint session with other prophetic studies units.

Program Unit Chairs

Steed Vernyl Davidson

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