Call for Proposals open for SBL 2015!


The Hebrew Bible and Philosophy unit will be hosting two sessions:

1) invited papers from scholars of bible, theology, and philosophy examining the basis for philosophical criticism of Hebrew Bible, and

2) an open call for papers that propose to examine specific biblical texts or the Hebrew Bible as a whole for philosophical content.

Preference will be given to proposals that consider neglected philosophical sub-disciplines in Hebrew Bible scholarship (e.g., metaphysics, logic/rationality, epistemology, philosophy of religion). See “Why this new program unit?” for the motivations of this program unit.

The Hebrew Bible and Philosophy program unit is concerned with the problems, potential, possibilities and prospects of philosophical perspectives on the Hebrew Bible. The aim is to discuss the relationship between the Hebrew Bible and Philosophy as well as textual contents related to various topics in previously largely neglected philosophical sub-fields, e.g. metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of religion, etc.


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