Psychology and Biblical Studies Section
SBL Annual Meeting, November 23-26, 2013, Baltimore, MD
We always welcome proposals for papers that address Biblical texts, themes, figures and/or readers using the concepts and interpretive tools of any field of psychology.
For 2013, we are particularly interested in papers on the following themes:
- The psychodynamics of transformative Bible study. How does or how might psychologically-informed methods of engaging the biblical text enable transformative change in cognition, perception, and/or behavior?
- The psychological function of irony. Irony is a popular theme in contemporary biblical interpretation, and it is often difficult to distinguish. What might be the psychological functions of irony and how might a psychological understanding of irony affect a reading of the text?
We also plan a book review session on the Festrschrift honoring Wayne G. Rollins, Psychological Hermeneutics for Biblical Themes and Texts, Ed. J. Harold Ellens (New York: T&T Clark, 2012).
- Proposal deadline: Thursday, February 28, 2013, 11:59 pm EST.
- Must be made through the online system; to propose a paper, click here.
- Must be a member of SBL
- See full requirements here.
Questions? Contact the Chair at email@example.com