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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 Annual Meeting

San Diego, CA

Meeting Begins: 11/22/2014
Meeting Ends: 11/25/2014

Call For Papers Opens: 12/20/2013
Call For Papers Closes: 3/5/2014
Requirements for Participation

John's Apocalypse and Cultural Contexts Ancient and Modern


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Section on John's Apocalypse and Cultural Contexts, Ancient and Modern invites for a joint session with the section on Islands, Islanders, and Scriptures. The theme of this session is "Islands, Apocalypse, and Climate Change." The session welcomes papers that explore the ways in which apocalyptic texts, particularly John's Apocalypse, are interpreted through the lived experience of islands and/ or being an Islander, especially in light of changing climates. Papers might also explore island imagery within the context of apocalyptic texts and/ or the ways in which island perspectives might shape the Book of Revelation in particular. We also invite papers for an open session. We invite papers that explore the ways a range of topics exploring the intersection between Revelation and specific cultural contexts. We are especially interested in papers exploring the connections between the Apocalypse and modern cultural topics such as climate change, the civil rights movements and animals. We also welcome papers examining Revelation in relation to cross-cultural apocalyptic expectation. Papers offering new perspectives on the relation between Revelation and ancient contexts will also be considered, especially those that consider the Apocalypse from the standpoints of new methodologies and reading strategies.

Program Unit Chairs

 Leslie Baynes

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