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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

Bible and Emotion

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Bible and Emotion Section will host four sessions in 2023. The first session is OPEN. We invite proposals related to the critical study of emotion across the full range of biblical literature and closely related literature. We are interested in papers that examine divine and/or human emotions in a biblical text, set of texts, book, or genre. The theme of the second session is Positive Emotions in biblical literature and closely related literature. We are especially interested in proposals that focus on emotions such as love, joy, enthusiasm, peace, fulfillment, etc. and how these divine and/or human emotions were expressed and received in the ancient world. The third session will be an invited panel focusing on the interplay between cognitive approaches to emotions and affect theory. We will also host a joint session with the Book of Samuel Section. For this session we are accepting proposals on any aspect of the study of emotion as it relates to the narratives in the Book of Samuel.

Program Unit Chairs

Ari Mermelstein
Kathy Barrett Dawson

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