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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

Book of Ezekiel


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Theological Perspectives of the Book of Ezekiel will hold three sessions in San Antonio in 2021. (1) For the Open Session, we invite paper proposals on any aspect of the book, though we particularly encourage submissions on the reception of Ezekiel in the Persian period. (2) For our second session, we are seeking papers that explore a range of issues related to the selection, deployment, and interpretation of metaphors in Ezekiel, including the meaning of individual metaphors, the broader patterns of metaphor usage that emerge in the book, and the role metaphors play in the shaping of Ezekiel’s theological message. We especially welcome papers that focus on metaphors other than the often-considered JERUSALEM IS A WOMAN (Ezekiel 16, 23) and LEADERS ARE SHEPHERDS (Ezekiel 34) metaphors. (3) For the third session, we are meeting jointly with the Writing/Reading Jeremiah section on the topic "Jeremiah in Conversation with Ezekiel." We invite papers that reflect on the literary relationship between Ezekiel and Jeremiah. Beyond aspects of the historical sequence of these books, papers that explore textual, thematic, and imaginal relationships that pursue implications for reading these books separately or as a whole would be highly desired. Additionally, we encourage papers that pursue creative analyses of intertextual relationships and the payoff of these links in different contexts.

Program Unit Chairs

Michael A. Lyons
Stephen L. Cook

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