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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

Postcolonial Studies and Biblical Studies


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: Postcolonial Studies and Biblical Studies section will host three sessions for the 2020 Annual Meeting, including a joint session. The first session explores Wisdom traditions in Global Cultures and invites papers that examine wisdom tradition from around the world in conversation with biblical wisdom. In this regard, paper topics may be broadly construed focusing on any aspect of this theme. The second session is an open session co-sponsored with the Christian Theology and the Bible section. This session continues our series exploring the significance of geography in the Bible by reflecting on Boston as a colonial site, and calls for paper proposals on the role of the Bible in Christian theology’s colonial impulse, as well as how postcolonial interpretations of the Bible do (or can) intersect with Christian theology. The third session invites paper proposals on the theme of Loyalty as Resistance and Subversion. In this regard, loyalty may be broadly construed to include cultural, theological, biblical and ideological loyalty. But equally, loyalty shaped by biblical authority. Are there constraints and limitations to loyalty?

Program Unit Chairs

Hemchand Gossai

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