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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

Christian Theology and the Bible


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Christian Theology and the Bible section invites papers for two open sessions. 1) We are continuing our series on biblical figures who appear in both Testaments and their significance for Christian theology. For this session, we welcome papers on Adam and/or Eve, on the biblical texts (OT and/or NT) where these figures appear, and on their role in past or present Christian theology. We would also welcome papers that compare the role of Adam and/or Eve in Jewish and Christian theology. 2) We are also continuing a series on biblical topography. In recognition that our host city of San Diego is literally at the center of current discussions on migration, we invite papers on aspects of borders and border-crossings in Scripture (e.g., Moses’ flight to Midian, the Deuteronomic prohibition against moving boundary markers, Jesus’ travel to Tyre and Sidon) and their relevance for Christian theology during any past period as well as today. The Christian Theology and the Bible section will also be hosting an invited book panel, co-sponsored by Baylor University Press, on the forthcoming English translation of Christoph Markschies’ book Gottes Körper (God’s Body).

Program Unit Chairs

Arthur Sutherland
Rebekah Eklund

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