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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

Ecological Hermeneutics

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The year 2020 was “different.” The challenges and events of that year may have prompted many of us to see things in a different light. There may be insights that are still developing. This year, we take the opportunity to encourage proposals that refine and develop those insights in relation to Ecological Hermeneutics. For example, proposals are requested that consider possible links with Climate Change and survival of life on Earth. How are we to live in an age of mass extinction? (cf., Ezek 33:10 – ethics after a razed city – what is extinction ethics?) What are links with racial justice or indigenous communities? A joint session co-hosted with the Hermeneutics of Trauma Program Unit will allow the above topics (or others) to be explored in conversation with Trauma Studies (see further the call from that unit). Proposals on any aspect of Ecological Hermeneutics are invited. All proposals are encouraged to engage with the principles of ecological hermeneutics - e.g., suspicion, identification, retrieval (Habel and Trudinger, Exploring Ecological Hermeneutics, SBL 2008) or the methodology of the Exeter project (Horrell, Hunt and Southgate, Greening Paul, Baylor 2010) – and trauma theory (for the joint session).

Program Unit Chairs

Barbara Rossing
Peter Trudinger

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