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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

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Biblical Ethics

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: For many years scholars have been exploring the role of the Bible in light of environmental ethics. Often the focus is on texts that provide positive exploration regarding human relationship with the created world, such as Genesis 1. However, what of texts that are more problematic, such as the apocalyptic texts? Texts which seemingly describe the destruction of creation? How do these texts contribute to a biblically founded understanding of climate ethics? The Biblical Ethics unit welcomes papers that discuss such challenging texts for environmental ethics. The Biblical Ethics unit aims to bring together exegetes of both the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament and New Testament to explore ethical issues as they relate to both Testaments.

Program Unit Chairs

Jacqueline Grey
Volker Rabens

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