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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 Emotion

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Bible and Emotion section will host three sessions in 2021. First, the Bible and Emotion and the Historical Paul sections are hosting a joint session, “Epistolary Affects,” exploring Paul’s letters as affective technologies: How do these texts work to inscribe, evoke, regulate, and cultivate emotions, both the emotions of Paul and of his addressees? Papers for this session have already been selected. The second and third sessions are OPEN. We invite proposals related to critical study of emotion across the full range of biblical literature and closely related literature. We are interested in papers that examine divine and/or human emotions in a biblical text, set of texts, book, or genre.

Program Unit Chairs

Amy Cottrill
Kathy Barrett Dawson

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