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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

Feminist Hermeneutics of the Bible


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers:

The Feminist Hermeneutics of the Bible (FHB) section will offer the following sessions at the 2019 meeting.

Open Call

FHB issues an open call for papers using feminist, womanist, mujerista or other cognate ideological frames to read biblical texts, broadly defined. Special consideration will be given to papers that apply feminist hermeneutical methodologies to the examination of public discourse and the use of biblical texts in political speech.

Invited Panels

FHB will present an invited panel of seven biblical scholars to discuss the intersection(s) of White Supremacy and Feminist Biblical Hermeneutics.

Cosponsored Panels

FHB co-sponsor with Gender, Sexuality and the Bible an invited panel that will review the collection of essays by Susanne Scholz, The Bible as Political Artifact: On the Feminist Study of the Hebrew Bible (Fortress, 2017).

FHB will co-sponsor with the Journal of Feminist Studies of Religion an invited panel on Womanist and Feminist Dialogical Interpretation.

FHB will co-sponsor with Asian and Asian American Biblical Hermeneutics, and Minoritized Criticisms and Biblical Interpretation an invited panel celebrating the contributions of Dr. Gale Yee to biblical studies, with particular focus on her contributions to Asian and Asian American and Feminist Hermeneutics of the Bible.

Program Unit Chairs

Carolyn J. Sharp
Dr. Margaret Aymer

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