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2019 Annual Meeting

San Diego, CA

Meeting Begins11/23/2019
Meeting Ends11/26/2019

Call for Papers Opens: 12/19/2018
Call for Papers Closes: 3/6/2019

Requirements for Participation

African Biblical Hermeneutics


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: 1. Book Review Panel Discussion on the book, Navigating African Biblical Hermeneutics: Themes and Trends from our Pots and our Calabashes (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2018). This panel discusses the theories, methods, and content of the edited volume which emerged from a 2014 session. 2. Methodology (MITs) Through his multiple publications on the methods, the contexts, and the contents of African Biblical Hermeneutics, David T. Adamo has made significant contributions to the field of ABH. This invited session provides a critical appraisal of Prof. Adamo’s work, with particular attention to his methodological formulations around colonial and postcolonial readings, community-oriented readings of the Bible, the Bible as an object of power in Africa, etc, followed by response from Prof. Adamo. 3. Trans/Nationalisms and the Future of African/a Biblical Hermeneutics The emergence of 20th century African biblical hermeneutics coincided with the early stages of structured anticolonial resistance movements, particularly in the forms of political and cultural nationalisms. Ongoing transformations in global geopolitics in the 21st century require fresh explorations of cultural and political nationalisms. This session invites papers that consider the lasting impact of such nationalisms, and their implications for the future of African/a Biblical Hermeneutics in its local and global formulations. 4. The Bible, Gender and Motherhood in African Contexts Motherhood and mothering have constituted some of the celebrated “feminine” roles in Africa and in the biblical worlds. In 21st century post-colonial African contexts, the complexity around notions of gender, masculinities as well as assisted reproductive technologies, among others, necessitate that African biblical scholars critically engage the theme of the Bible and motherhood. This session invites papers that will critically engage these issues in African contexts.

Program Unit Chairs

Kenneth Ngwa

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