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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

Asian and Asian-American Hermeneutics

Program Unit Type: Seminar
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: For our open session, the Asian and Asian-American Hermeneutics Seminar invites proposals for papers related to reading the Bible and other sacred texts in, from, as well as to Asian and Asian American contexts and communities. We welcome papers that examine methodological issues involved in interpretation and hermeneutics, as well as papers that offer readings of specific texts and passages. Both veteran and first-time presenters are encouraged to submit proposals. We will also be holding a joint-session of invited panelists on “Envisioning the Future of Doctoral Programs in Biblical Studies" with the Minorized Criticism and Biblical Interpretation, African-American Biblical Hermeneutics, Latino/a/e and Latin American Biblical Interpretation, and Racism, Pedagogy, and Biblical Studies units. Lastly, we will have a book review session of invited panelists: A Review of Ekaputra Tupamahu's monograph Contesting Languages: Heteroglossia and the Politics of Language in the Early Church (Oxford University Press, 2022).

Program Unit Chairs

Janette H. Ok
Sharon Jacob

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