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CALL. 20.02.2020: [PANEL 11] Cultural Hegemony and the Power of Sacred Texts (EABS) - Wuppertal (Ger




LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: University of Wuppertal (Wuppertal, Germany)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Benedetta Rossi (Pontifical Biblical Institute); Danilo Verde (KU Leuven)

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This year the Research Unit ‘Cultural Hegemony and the Power of Sacred Texts’ intends to inquire into the relationship between narratives, history, and the construction/deconstruction of cultural hegemony in the HB/OT. We accept abstracts addressing the following questions: What is the role of biblical stories in constructing the past and controlling imagination for building the future? To what extent the creation of a “historical past” through narrative contributed to building cultural hegemony in Ancient Israel/emerging Judaism?

Through which strategies (redactional, pragmatic, rhetorical etc.) did biblical narratives try to convince its audience/recipients to assume a certain interpretation of their past?

Do competing and conflicting narratives mirror hegemony and counter-hegemony in the HB/OT?

As Thompson (2013, 159) highlights, “Bible’s progress through time is reiterative: neither linear nor historical”. How does a reiterative representation of history contribute to building or reinforcing cultural hegemony?

What is the import of divine involvement in history for creating cultural hegemony?

Are the recipients’ positive responses to this narrative enterprise embedded in the narratives themselves?

Do biblical narratives contain traces of counter-hegemonic voices? To submit your abstract:


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