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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.
Meeting Program Units

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

Postcolonial Studies and Biblical Studies


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Postcolonial Studies and Biblical Studies Section is soliciting papers for three sessions at the 2014 Annual Meeting. (1) The first session will examine biblical discourses concerning land acquisition and use in the light of postcolonial theories. Colonial histories contain many examples of conflict over land rights, whether in resistance to imperial claims or in inter-tribal negotiations about the construal of customary rights. Papers for this session might explore such questions as the legitimacy of land acquisitions; the relevance of biblical texts to specific cases of land dispossession; or the implications of geography for postcolonial biblical interpretation, whether rural or urban. (2) The second session will be a joint program with the Asian and Asian-American Hermeneutics Section that focuses on issues of labor and (im)migration within any of the countries of Asia. Papers that address these issues from a postcolonial and biblical perspective are welcome. (3) The third session will provide an open forum for papers on any aspect of the relation between postcolonial studies and biblical studies.

Program Unit Chairs

 Christopher D. Stanley
 Yak-Hwee Tan

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