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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

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Theology of the Hebrew Scriptures

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: In 2019, we would ponder the sacred spaces depicted or spoken of in the texts of the Hebrew Scriptures and the theological perspectives that these texts reflect or evoke. In light of our particular interest to foster Jewish-Christian dialogue, we would also like to ponder how one’s theological commitment(s) within a specific faith-tradition might influence his or her perception of sacred spaces. Suggestive topics and keywords may include: (re)spatialization of the sacred in various monuments, cities, and the land; different perceptions and functions of the same space or place; gradation of holiness/profanity in the various spaces; embodiment of holiness/profanity, liminal characteristics between the sacred and profane spaces, etc. The Theology of the Hebrew Scriptures Section plans to offer four sessions for the 2019 SBL Annual Meeting in San Diego. 1) The first session will be an invited panel discussion under the title: Theological Perspectives on Sacred Spaces in the Hebrew Bible. 2) The second session will accept the papers as a joint session with SPACE, PLACE, AND LIVED EXPERIENCE IN ANTIQUITY, focusing on the same theme, the Sacred Spaces in the Hebrew Bible. 3) The third session will accept the papers as a joint session with NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSORS OF HEBREW. 4) The fourth session will be an open session on the theological interpretation of the Hebrew Bible in general. TOTHS is open to all proposals, although those on Sacred Space are especially welcome.

Program Unit Chairs

David Frankel
Soo Kim Sweeney

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