History of Biblical Interpretation

  Sponsors: Marion Taylor and Andrew Witt

Time, Date, and Location TBA

The History of Biblical Interpretation research group focuses on recovering and examining the work of past male and female biblical interpreters with the aim of better understanding the methodologies, themes, and historical trajectories in the interpretation of biblical texts. This year, our theme is “Reading the ‘Cursing’ Psalms with our Interpretive Foremothers and Forefathers.” The so-called imprecatory or cursing psalms are often a stumbling block for many readers of the Psalms. Our call for papers invites us to consider how these psalms have been read by forgotten and known foremothers and forefathers throughout the history of interpretation, and what their responses can teach us about how we read these challenging psalms today. Inquiries about the session can be directed to Marion Taylor ([email protected]) or Andy Witt ([email protected]). The deadline for proposals is February 29, 2024.