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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

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Biblical Ethics

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: Inter-generational Ethics & the Bible: Recent global events have highlighted tensions between generations. In the current pandemic, for example, the young have been asked to undertake sacrifices to protect the elderly. In contrast, some climate change debates have seen the younger generation remonstrate the failings of older generations to act more decisively for environmental sustainability. This raises questions such as: What are the moral obligations to future generations for the present-day community? What are the moral obligations of the younger for older generations? We invite paper proposals that will explore the theme of inter-generational ethics in the biblical literature. Potential presenters are expected to investigate this theme through a discussion of specific biblical texts, but are also encouraged to consider similarities and differences between the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament, or between one of the two Testaments and relevant extra-biblical material that sheds light on the topic.

Program Unit Chairs

Jacqueline Grey
Volker Rabens

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