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2020 Annual Meeting

Virtual Meeting

Meeting Begins11/29/2020
Meeting Ends12/11/2020

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

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History of Interpretation

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: 1. Jews and Christians on the bible: 1880-1940. Papers could include those on Rosenzweig and Buber, not last their bible translation, H-J. Schoeps, Gershom Scholem and Walter Benjamin and possible E. Levinas. On the Christian side Franz Overbeck, Karl Barth and Dietrich Bonhoeffer show unusual awareness of Jewish concerns. Then there is also Max Scheler and Edith Stein and possible Erik Peterson. Some of these figures will have more or less to owe to the bible. We might want to consider how some of them have inspired more recent thinking that sees the bible as a place of rapprochement and guidance. (OPEN SESSION) 2. 'Catholic' use of the Catholic Epistles: Papers on interpretation from the earliest to the recent interpreters on any of 1&2 Peter, James, 1-3 John, Jude. Did the apparently ‘late’ canonical inclusion give them a boost in the 3rd-5th centuries, or did it mean the opposite? Did they feature in Byzantine interpretation or in that of the Oriental Churches? Are they truly Catholic in that one sees an increased use of them in the era of the (Counter-) reformation on one side rather than the other, and even from that point on until recently? (OPEN SESSION: JOINT WITH EPISTLES OF JAMES, PETER AND JUDE) 3. The Apocrypha/Deuterocanonicals in the History of Interpretation: Reception of Old Testament Apocrypha is an area which has recently been attracting interest. Can one really explore the history of the interpretation of the Old Testament without knowing about how its 'fringe' books operated, even to the point of their being more like 'core' books? Any papers in this area, with or without reference to the project overseen by David Lincicum and Annette Yoshiko Reed, will be welcome. (OPEN SESSION)

Program Unit Chairs

Mark W. Elliott
Michael C. Legaspi

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