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Regional Coordinator:

John J. O'Keefe
Department of Theology
Creighton University
Omaha, NE 68178
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This is just a gentle reminder that the Rocky Mountain-Great Plains Regional meeting is only days away! You can register onsite.

March 18–19, 2011
Iliff School of Theology
Denver, CO, USA

Hotel Information

Guests are staying at the Holiday Inn Select, 455 South Colorado Boulevard, 888-388-6129.

Plenary Speakers

  • Ronald Simkins, Creighton University, “Biblical Studies as a Secular Discipline: Reflections of a Protestant Scholar on a Catholic Theology Faculty”
  • AAR Plenary Address: José Cabezón, University of California at Santa Barbara, “Why To Eschew Reductionism: Lessons from the Buddhist Vinaya”
  • SBL Plenary Address: Dale Martin, Yale University, “Epistemologies of the Body in the New Testament”

Panels at the Regional Annual Meeting

  • Constituting Communities
  • Diverse Topics in Biblical Studies
  • Diverse Topics in the Study of Islam
  • Emerging Media
  • Epistemologies of the Body
  • Ethics, Law, and Identity
  • Feminist Reflections
  • Indigenous Traditions
  • Islam and the Public Square
  • Land, Trade, and Temple
  • Media and Popular Culture
  • Monsters, Vampires, and Other Others
  • New Documents from the BYU Papyrus Collection
  • New Testament
  • Religion, Art, and Literature
  • Religion in Southern Asia
  • Space and Place
  • Technology and Pedagogy in Theological Education
  • Textual and Ritual Traditions in Southern Asia
  • Thematic Issues in Biblical and Religious Studies
  • Theological Reflections
  • Theoretical Concerns
  • Topics in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament

For the full meeting program, click here.

Please note that the system for electronic submission of paper proposals is now closed.

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