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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

Biblical Ethics


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Biblical Ethics unit aims to bring together exegetes of both the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament and New Testament to explore ethical issues as they relate to both Testaments. In this space, exegetes can discuss the similarities, differences, and intertextual connections between the various ethical traditions in biblical literature and their respective contexts. The Biblical Ethics unit will have two sessions at the 2020 meeting in Boston, of which one will be an open session on the theme of the “ethics of peacemaking”. Peacemaking is arguably an important value and ethic in both the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament and New Testament. This topic is also of vital importance in our contemporary global, inter-religious world. The focus of this session is to explore ethical foundations, strategies and examples of peacemaking in Scripture. Papers should address specific examples of strategies of peacemaking and non-violent conflict resolution as well as engage intertextual connections of the theme within the biblical canon.

Program Unit Chairs

Jacqueline Grey
Volker Rabens

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