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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

Theological Interpretation of Scripture

Program Unit Type: Seminar
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: In 2019 the Theological Interpretation of Scripture seminar will sponsor three sessions, one will accept paper proposals: 1) A panel review of Ellen Davis’s Opening Israel’s Scriptures (OUP, 2019); 2) “Jews and Gentiles as One New Humanity” - a joint session with the Society for Post-Supersessionist Theology devoted to readings of Ephesians chapter 2; 3) “Reading the Beatitudes Theologically” - we will accept paper proposals that engage theological loci in the Beatitudes in the Gospel of Matthew or the Gospel of Luke, the significance of the Beatitudes in the canon and theology, or readings of the Beatitudes within communities of faith. Persons interested in the work of this unit, or with ideas for future sessions, should contact the chairs, Stephen Fowl ( and Bo Lim (

Program Unit Chairs

Bo H. Lim
Stephen E. Fowl

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