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2021 Annual Meeting

San Antonio, TX

Meeting Begins11/20/2021
Meeting Ends11/23/2021

Call for Papers Opens: 1/20/2021
Call for Papers Closes: 3/24/2021

Requirements for Participation

Use, Influence, and Impact of the Bible


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: For 2021 we invite proposals that examine the political use of the Bible across a range of resistance movements. Papers might focus on resistance movements within contemporary contexts or historical ones, but in either case should highlight ways in which the Bible is taken up as part of a particular movement’s self-understanding, rhetoric, and/or practices. We would especially welcome work that looks beyond North America and Europe for its examples. We will also have at least one open session: proposals are welcome on any aspect of the Bible's reception history. For the open sessions our preference is for papers that do not focus on the narrower history of scholarship, but explore wider aspects of the Bible's impact on religions, society and culture, politics, art, literature and music.

Program Unit Chairs

Andrew Mein
Rebecca Esterson

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