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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
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Biblical Literature and the Hermeneutics of Trauma


Program Unit Type: Consultation
Accepting Papers? No

Call For Papers: In 2014 this consultation is sponsoring three sessions for which all papers are invited. (1) How hermeneutics of trauma facilitate bringing the biblical text into pastoral theology and constructive/systematic theology: theologians Shelly Rambo and Robert Schreiter and pastoral theologians Philip Browning Helsel and Peter Yuichi Clark will give papers. This session is being co-sponsored by the AAR program unit “Bible, Theology, and Postmodernity.” (2) How hermeneutics of trauma illuminates the biblical text: Sam Balentine, Miriam Bier, Margaret Odell, and Gerald West will give papers. (3) A book review session featuring three books, with presentations by the editors/authors and a response by Paul Joyce. The books include: Eve-Marie Becker, Jan Dochhorn, and Else Holt, eds., Trauma and Traumatization in Individual and Collective Dimensions: Insights from Biblical Studies and Beyond (Studia Aarhusiana Neotestamentica 2; Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht: Göttingen, [projected spring 2014]); David Carr, Holy Resilience: The Origins of the Bible in Trauma and Survival (New Haven: Yale University Press, [projected fall 2014]); and David Janzen, The Violent Gift: Trauma’s Subversion of the Deuteronomistic History’s Narrative (London: T & T Clark International, 2012).

Program Unit Chairs

 Elizabeth Boase
 Christopher Frechette

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