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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

Psychology and Biblical Studies

Program Unit Type: Seminar
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The objectives of the Psychology and Biblical Studies Seminar are (i) to provide a forum for developing the future agenda of "psychological criticism" within Biblical Studies; (ii) to assess the significance of these approaches for ongoing Biblical research, exegesis, and interpretation, and (iii) from time to time to to present an historical-critical overview of "psychological" approaches to scripture. As always, we request that reference to the biblical languages be included where relevant. For the Annual Meeting in 2023 we invite papers dealing with exclusion vs. inclusion in the Bible, focusing on RELATIONS AND ATTITUDES of EXCLUSION, such as identity, inequality, aggression, prejudicial bias, etc.. (This will be the SECOND of 3 years dealing with exclusion vs. inclusion in the Bible, to be followed in 2024 with POLITICS of EXCLUSION.)

Program Unit Chairs

Heather A. McKay
Pieter van der Zwan

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