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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

Israelite Prophetic Literature

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Israelite Prophetic Literature section will sponsor three sessions in 2019 and now invites proposal for two of these sessions: (1) The Ideal Messianic Age Papers are invited that explore the depiction of the ideal messianic age in prophetic literature with particular focus upon materialist economic imagery. Proposals can cover a broad range of economic concerns for instance wealth distribution, economic flourishing, luxurious living such as images of feasting with description of specific foods. What indications these images offer regarding the material transformations of that age and whether or not these changes effect utopian visions of inclusion and amelioration? Do these images deal with global/contextual redistribution of wealth or not? What are the implications upon communities and the environment for the type of feasting, drunkenness, food diets and lifestyles envisaged in these depictions? Other foci that raise materialist implications of messianic visions such as food related actions - procurement/provision; feeding/being fed - are also encouraged. (2) An open session with papers on a broad range of topics dealing with prophetic literature. Papers that fall within the scope of the other thematic session on the ideal messianic age may also be presented here. (3) A joint session with other prophetic studies units with invited speakers.

Program Unit Chairs

Steed Vernyl Davidson

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