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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

African-American Biblical Hermeneutics


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The African American Biblical Hermeneutics section welcomes proposals for papers on various aspects of engagement with the Bible from the perspective of African American culture, history, literature, or politics. Three (3) sessions are planned for the section in 2020. The first session, “Have Not Our Weary Feet: Reflections on the Work of Randall C. Bailey,” is an invited panel in which scholars present papers treating the many ways the work of Randall C. Bailey, a pioneer in African American Biblical Studies, helped shape the intellectual contours of the guild. This session is co-sponsored with the Minoritized Criticism and Biblical Interpretation committee. The second session welcomes paper proposals on the work of Cain Hope Felder (1943-2019), renowned New Testament scholar, editor of Stony the Road We Trod: African American Biblical Interpretation, and long-time member of the faculty at Princeton Theological Seminary and Howard University School of Divinity. The third session is an open call for paper proposals taking up interdisciplinary discussions advancing the study of African American hermeneutics.

Program Unit Chairs

Kimberly D. Russaw

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