CALL. 13.02.2018: [Panel 12 at SBL 2018] The Bible in the Iberian World: Fundaments of a Religious
FECHA LÍMITE/DEADLINE/SCADENZA: 13/02/2018
FECHA CONGRESO/CONGRESS DATE/DATA CONGRESSO: 30-31/07, 01-02-03/08/2018
LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: (Helsinki, Finland)
ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Ana T. Valdez; Ricardo Muñoz Solla
This unit would like to invite proposals for papersv for the joint 2018 EABS/iSBL meeting in Helsinki discussing 1) the impact of Reformation within the Iberian empires, and 2) the role of Iberian medieval and renaissance exegetes. We are particularly interested in papers that approach these topics through the underlining of disputatio, diaspora, and building of Iberian and extra-Iberian intellectual networks that were responsible for introducing new biblical interpretation within the space of the Iberian empires. The group is interested in pursuing further research that explores heterodox representations and/or discourses by opposition to traditional exegesis, namely mystic, historiographic, and literary discourses, among others. We also welcome paper proposals for an open session on the broader topic analyzed by this unit. Description: That the Iberian Peninsula represents a key hub between Christianity, Judaism and Islam is widely known. However, theologians and historians have been studying these phenomena as isolated events and not as part of a much larger Iberian world characteristic, one that should be understood regarding the broader Western thought. This session's goal, though experimental, is to provide a space for discussion for those of us who work with biblical themes in the context of the Iberian world. This world includes not only the peninsular area but also its colonial spaces, e.g., American, African and Asian places where Portuguese and Spaniards played an influential role starting in the Early Modern period. Moreover, the subjects to discuss are not limited nor to a particular time frame nor a specific chronological period for this first phase. Our initial objectives are to underline the importance of the Iberian world as a space of communication, or not, between the different religions of the Bible, of biblical interpretation, and how the Iberian world was prone to be influenced by the Bible.