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2023 Annual Meeting

San Antonio, Texas

Meeting Begins11/18/2023
Meeting Ends11/21/2023

Call for Papers Opens: 1/23/2023
Call for Papers Closes: 3/14/2023

Requirements for Participation

African Biblical Hermeneutics

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: 1) Methodologies and Epistemologies in African Biblical Interpretation- This session invites papers highlighting the relationship between epistemology and methodology and how both frameworks intersect and are used together; they provide distinct ways of reading the Bible within the Context of Africa. Papers utilizing both frameworks to read particular pericope/pericopae in either testament are especially welcome. 2) Reading the Bible in the Context of Ecological/Environmental Effects in the Aftermath of pandemics and climate change. The session invites papers that examine reading paradigms and methodologies generated in response to ecological effects on climate change and pandemics. Papers utilizing theories and methods from health, economics, ethnicity and race, religion and faith, ecology, spirituality, and work about the African context are especially welcome. 3) Children in the Bible and the African Context: This session welcomes papers that address issues surrounding representations of Children in the Bible and the African Contexts. Special consideration will be given to testamental, intertestamental, or trans-testamental representations of children in critical dialogue with representations of children in African literature, culture, spirituality, economics, church, and politics. Papers should address at least one of the following themes: disabilities, au pairs, parables, wisdom, etc. 4) African Biblical Hermeneutics and Formation of Isaiah (Joint Session):Theme: Africa in the book of Isaiah // Reading Isaiah in Africa. In this session, attention will be paid to the book of Isaiah from two possible perspectives, namely (1) the presence of Africa within the book of Isaiah and beyond, and (2) how the book of Isaiah was read in the past and is read today in the African context. The book of Isaiah contains references to Egypt and Cush, and the book of Acts tells the story of the Ethiopian who reads and interprets the book of Isaiah. Invited speakers only!

Program Unit Chairs

Alice Yafeh-Deigh

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