Call for Proposals
This Group gathers Jewish, Christian, and Muslim thinkers for the study of scriptural texts related to themes of contemporary import. Papers should examine brief scriptural passages — drawing on both textual scholarship and reception history — and suggest how they address contemporary readers’ concerns. Participants will be asked to circulate drafts in advance and revise their papers in conversation with each other. At least one session will include text study in small groups. We invite paper or panel proposals in the following areas:
We welcome proposals on other topics as well and encourage complete panel proposals.
“Scriptural reasoning” is a practice of interreligious scriptural study — as illustrated in the Journal of Scriptural Reasoning. This Group provides one “home,” within the AAR itself, for sustained study of the Abrahamic scriptural traditions, for exploring postmodern approaches to the study of scriptural religions, for interreligious and intercultural fellowship as an essential aspect of study, and as an experimental workshop in the practices of collaborative, dialogic, and interdisciplinary study. Each of our Annual Meeting sessions includes three papers, one on each of the Abrahamic traditions — Jewish, Christian, and Muslim. Each paper should teach a single, brief scriptural passage — drawing on both textual scholarship and the scripture’s reception history — and suggest how it addresses the contemporary reader’s interest in the theme. Authors are asked to submit preliminary drafts in July and to discuss them with one another by e-mail.
Anonymity of Review Process
Proposals are anonymous to Chairs and Steering Committee Members until after final acceptance or rejection.
Method of Submission