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The Society of Biblical Literature is the oldest and largest international scholarly membership organization in the field of biblical studies. Founded in 1880, the Society has grown to over 8,500 international members including teachers, students, religious leaders and individuals from all walks of life who share a mutual interest in the critical investigation of the Bible.
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2014 International Meeting

Vienna, Austria

Meeting Begins: 7/6/2014
Meeting Ends: 7/10/2014

Call For Papers Opens: 10/28/2013
Call For Papers Closes: 2/12/2014
Requirements for Participation

Biblical Theology

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: 1. Invited Panel to review Magne Saebø (ed.), Hebrew Bible / Old Testament The History of Its Interpretation Hebrew Bible / Old Testament. III: From Modernism to Post-Modernism. 2. Open Session: Biblical Theology: so what is it and where is it going, if anywhere? Papers which interact with OT theologies or NT Theologies of the last ten years or which move to consider the issue of Whole Bible theology with reference to current treatments (again, post-2000) will be welcomed. The relationship between biblical theology, church lectionaries and preaching will also be considered. To what extent is biblical theology some kind of 'ecclesial theology'? There might also be space for papers on the following: Is there a place for a confessional Jewish position, or a non-confessional 'secular' theology of the bible? Are there some biblical themes which are less 'divisive' than others?

Program Unit Chairs

 Mark Elliott
 Carey Walsh

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