"Bible in the Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Traditions"
Society of Biblical Literature (SBL)
November 17-20, 2007
San Diego, CA
The SBL consultation unit, "Bible in the Eastern and Oriental
Orthodox Traditions," invites proposals of papers for the 2007 annual
meeting of the Society. The unit's focus area of discussion for this
year's annual meeting is: "Exegesis and Hermeneutics in the Churches
of the EastThe First Five Centuries."
The committee invites the presentation of papers from a variety of
approaches and methodologies to discuss biblical hermeneutics and
exegesis developed and practiced in the Eastern and Oriental Orthodox
churches during the first five centuries. Critical examination of the
writings of the churches in the East, preserved in the Arabic,
Aramaic, Armenian, Coptic, Georgian, Syriac and other languages, will
help develop a critical understanding of the biblical scholarship in
these Christian communities during the first five centuries.
The "Bible in the Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Traditions" is a
consultation unit within the SBL which offers a forum for biblical
professors and scholars from the Eastern and Oriental Orthodox
traditions (including Aramaic, Syriac, Armenian, Arabic, Georgian,
Coptic, among others) to engage in critical study of the role of the
Bible in eastern Christianity, past and present. A particular aim of
this section will be to engage participating scholars in dealing with
issues raised by contemporary and critical biblical scholarship. The
committee invites presentation and discussion of papers from a
variety of approaches and methodologies, including (but not limited
to) theological, historiographic, philological, and literary studies.
For further information and to propose a paper, please visit the
# # #