Society of Biblical Literature

Call for Papers: 2013 Annual Meeting

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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:

  1. 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?
  2. 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).

Paper Proposals

  • 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 psybibs@psybibs.org

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