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Meeting Program Units

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

Bible and Practical Theology


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: Session I - “Prophetic Preaching and Practical Theology” This is an invited joint session with SBL Homiletics and Biblical Studies Section: TBD Session II - “Communities in Motion.” This session invites papers that explore intersections between biblical texts and practical theology as related to the modern contexts of communities/individuals in exile, those immigrating, going through life transitions, economic shifts, facing life-altering events, etc.). Interdisciplinary collegial presentations are encouraged but not required. Session III - “Exploring Prophetic Bible and Practical Theology Intersections” We invite papers that provide resources and/or strategies focused on intersections between the Bible and practical theology. Both empirical and theological approaches are welcomed. (Possible areas of intersections with Bible and Practical Theology include but not limited to--#MeToo, and gender-related issues, race relations, immigration, public theology, “truth as method,” partner teaching, etc.). Interdisciplinary collegial presentations are encouraged but not required.

Program Unit Chairs

Deborah A. Appler
Johnny Ramirez-Johnson

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