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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

History of Interpretation


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: 2021: 1. 'Catholic' use of the Catholic Epistles: Papers on interpretation from the earliest to the recent interpreters on any of 1&2 Peter, James, 1-3 John, Jude. Did the apparently ‘late’ canonical inclusion give them a boost in the 3rd-5th centuries, or did it mean the opposite? Did they feature in Byzantine interpretation or in that of the Oriental Churches? Are they truly Catholic in that one sees an increased use of them in the era of the (Counter-) reformation on one side rather than the other, and even from that point on until recently? (OPEN SESSION: JOINT WITH EPISTLES OF JAMES, PETER AND JUDE) HELD OVER FROM 2020 SO CLOSED SESSION 2. Jews and Christians on the bible: 1880-1940. Papers could include those on Rosenzweig and Buber, not last their bible translation, H-J. Schoeps, Gershom Scholem and Walter Benjamin and possible E. Levinas. On the Christian side Franz Overbeck, Karl Barth and Dietrich Bonhoeffer show unusual awareness of Jewish concerns. Then there is also Max Scheler and Edith Stein and possible Erik Peterson. Some of these figures will have more or less to owe to the bible. We might want to consider how some of them have inspired more recent thinking that sees the bible as a place of rapprochement and guidance. (HELD OVER FROM 2020 SO CLOSED SESSION) 3. OPEN SESSION--ACCEPTING PAPERS: METHOD AND PURPOSE IN HISTORY OF INTERPRETATION. With examples from the history of interpretation we welcome papers that could take stock of methods and approaches to the HoI and also suggest new angles. What is at stake and what does HoI have to offer to biblical studies, church history, theology today? 4.INVITED SESSION: La Bible et ses traditions.

Program Unit Chairs

Mark W. Elliott

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