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Meeting Program Units

2020 Annual Meeting

Boston, MA

Meeting Begins11/21/2020
Meeting Ends11/24/2020

Call for Papers Opens: 1/7/2020
Call for Papers Closes: 3/11/2020

Requirements for Participation

Pauline Theology


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: Theme: Paul on Justice. What does Paul have to say about justice? The dik-stem words in the Pauline corpus (especially in Romans) minimally allow and maximally require us to address the question of justice in Paul’s thought. For its open session, the Pauline Theology Section invites proposals for papers which address any of the following questions (and others) around the theme of Paul and justice: What for Paul are the source, norm, power and practice of justice? How are Paul’s thoughts on justice determined by his fundamental theological commitments: God, Jesus as kyrios and christos, the Holy Spirit, sovereignty, Abraham, faith-trust-loyalty, Israel, law, cross-resurrection-exaltation, apocalyptic, messianism? How does Paul’s justice-discourse reflect, bear on, or challenge the justice-discourses in the Hebrew Bible, Second Temple Judaism, and the Greco-Roman world? What are the social, judicial, economic and political dimensions of Paul’s understanding of justice? Finally, how might Paul’s theology of justice be brought to bear on contemporary understandings of justice in its various dimensions (power-sovereignty-government, international relations, war, law, judiciary, equity, punishment, incarceration, oppression, revolution, restitution, reconciliation, restoration, peace)?

Program Unit Chairs

Alexandra R. Brown
Douglas Harink

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