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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

Ecological Hermeneutics

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: There are three parts to the call this year.
1. The first call is for proposals linked to the Oxford Handbook of the Bible and Ecology (ed. H. Marlow and M Harris, OUP, 2022). This significant publication in Ecological Hermeneutics will be discussed in a book review session with invited speakers. In addition, we invite proposals for papers that dialogue with chapters in this work or methodological and theological issues raised in this work for inclusion in another session. These are not to be general review works but papers that build on specific aspects of the Handbook, e.g. relating to space and place in Isaiah (Handbook, Chapter 9).
2. We invite proposals on the topic of Migration: Ethics and Ecology. Within the biblical canon, several instances of migration occur in relation to environmental crises. Today, thousands of people are leaving their homes because climate change has rendered them inhabitable. Whether recounted in biblical texts or happening today, these climate related migrations have significant impact on humans (especially women) and collateral impact on the environment. We invite proposals that examine the ways in which climate change, migration, gender, and ecology were deeply intertwined in biblical time periods and continue to be today. The best proposals will consider a biblical text (or set of biblical texts) with a combination of ethical, sociological, and ecological factors in view as well as its significance for people today.
3. There is also an open call for papers on any biblical text or theme on the unit description. All proposals are encouraged to have a robust methodological basis.

Program Unit Chairs

Barbara Rossing
Peter Trudinger

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