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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

Bible and Practical Theology

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: Bible and Practical Theology will host three sessions. The first session welcomes papers that include reading a biblical text, in a COV-19 Contextual environment. Successful proposals should incorporate the practical theological implications that emerge that address society and various faith communities (Christian, Jewish, Muslim, other). The second session welcomes papers that place the Bible in dialogue with the current political climate in the USA or political climate in another country. The third session is a joint session with Contextual Biblical Interpretation and welcomes papers that include reading the Bible using Practical Theology and/or the social sciences to address a current issue of concern together with a reflection on how your experience/context influences your interpretation/view of the issue.

Program Unit Chairs

Terry Ann Smith
Yolanda Norton

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