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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Bible and Justice Conference

Matthew Coomber is running a conference here at Sheffield on the Bible and Justice and at a bargain price I think it is fair to say. The web page is here.

Here are some of the key details:

The 2008 Conference on the Bible and Justice

29 May - 1 June, 2008

The 2008 Conference on Bible and Justice will bring together scholars from around the world to explore how the ancient texts of the Bible can play an active role in addressing twenty-first century social concerns. The purpose of the conference is to foster discussion about the relevance of the Bible to modern social issues, and promote bridges between the academic field of biblical studies and the various endeavours for a just world.

The Conference Will Focus On Three Main Areas:

* Human Rights
* Economic Justice
* Environmental Justice

Our Keynote Speakers Are:

* Stanley Hauerwas, Duke University
* Timothy Gorringe, University of Exeter
* John Rogerson, University of Sheffield (Emeritus)

A variety of other speakers, including James Crossley, Philip Davies, David Horrell, Louise Lawrence, Mary Mills, Hugh Pyper, Christopher Rowland, Gerald West, and Keith Whitelam, will address how the Bible is able to relate to a wide variety of social issues.

There is also a call for papers/abstracts now open:

Call For Abstracts

Abstracts of no more than 250 words will be accepted until January 24th, 2008. Each paper will receive a forty-minute time slot (30min for presentation and 10min for questions and answers). Abstracts should be attached as a Word document, and the body of the email should indicate which area the paper would best fit into: human rights, economic justice, or environmental justice.

A few selected papers will be included in a conference book. If you do not wish to have your work published in this volume, please let us know in the body of your email.

All abstracts should be sent to: bibleandjustice@sheffield.ac.uk

Conference Registration & Accommodation

Registration for the 2008 Confrence on Bible and Justice will open on 5th November.
Conference Fees

* Before Friday 7th March, 2008: £50 (£27 student rate)
* After Friday 7th March, 2008: £65 (£42 student rate)


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