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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

Ideological Criticism


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Ideological Criticism Section seeks paper proposals on any topic concerned with Ideological Criticism as defined in the program unit description. We plan to explore the following topics at the 2014 Annual Meeting: 1) Ideology and the Commentary – joint session with the Use, Influence, and Impact of the Bible program unit. We welcome papers that look at the ideological assumptions that underpin the biblical commentary as a dominant form of interpretation, as well as at the religious, cultural, and/or political influence of particular commentaries. 2) New Philosophical Perspectives – An open session for papers that explore the potential and impact of new developments in philosophical thought and critical theory on biblical studies and biblical texts. 3) Memory and Memorialization – We welcome papers that explore the ideological goals, constraints, and barriers involved in how communities remember, ritualize, and memorialize their identities and experiences. 4) A joint session with the Poverty in the Biblical World unit of invited papers on the topic: Ideology, Poverty, and the Formation of Biblical Scholars.

Program Unit Chairs

 Davis Hankins

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