Ethnicity/Race/Religion: Identities, Ideologies, and Intersections in Biblical Texts and InterpretationFollow the link for further particulars. Booking is open.
9-11th August 2016,
Centre for Biblical Studies, University of Exeter, UK
How do ethnicity and race feature in constructions of identity in biblical texts? How have ideologies of race shaped biblical interpretation past and present? And how has the Bible and its interpretation contributed to racial ideologies and racist practices? These are the key issues to be explored in this international conference. Religion and ethnicity or race – the terms are contested and unavoidably loaded – are facets of identity that intersect and overlap in complex and varied ways. They are neither identical nor entirely separable, but clearly bound up in some of the most intractable and prominent conflicts in the contemporary world. One of the aims of the conference is to explore and to problematize the extent to which the dominant models of biblical scholarship remain ‘Western’ in their assumptions, and to consider what breaking out of these might entail.
HT Paul Middleton from the British New Testament Society list.