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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

Bible and Practical Theology


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: Session I- A Joint Session with AAR Evangelical Group- "The intersection of Bible and the United States 2020 Politics": We invite papers that intersect (a) biblical readings, (b) American religious life, and (c) USA 2020 politics. Acknowledging that religion and, particularly, Evangelicalism has a significant role in the USA elections and also that biblical readings have fostered the political aspirations of the Evangelical church theological imaginary, we invite papers that address this tripartite intersectionality. Session II- Themed Session: "Moral Injury and/or Trauma, the Bible, and Practical Theology": Papers may include but are not limited to military ethics, gender politics, or racial economic injustice. Interdisciplinary collegial presentations are encouraged but not required. Session III- Open session: We invite papers on any issue emerging out of the intersections of biblical interpretation and practical theology (liturgy, formation, education, administration, pastoral care, and public theology) that encourages relational and interactive readings of both human situations and biblical texts. Interdisciplinary collegial presentations are encouraged but not required.

Program Unit Chairs

Deborah A. Appler
Johnny Ramirez-Johnson

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