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Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting

Providence at the Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting

Two Providence College faculty members presented papers at the 2010 Society of Biblical Literature's (SBL) annual meeting in Atlanta, Georgia in November.

Cameron McKenzie contributed to the Book of the Twelve Prophets session with a paper titled "The Book of Jonah as a Historical Romance." Michael Gilmour's paper "Beware the 'Strange Woman': Lady Wisdom Calls out from Anne Brontë's The Tenant of Wildfell Hall" was part of the Recovering Female Interpreters of the Bible group. Prof. Lissa Wray Beal from Providence Seminary also attended the conference.

"The Society of Biblical Literature is the largest scholarly organization in the world dedicated to the study of the Bible," says Gilmour. "Its members represent a broad cross-section of theological perspectives, and methodological and theoretical approaches. One highlight of this year's conference was a series of sessions marking the 400th anniversary of the King James Version."

According to the SBL website, the SBL Annual Meeting is the largest gathering of biblical scholars in the world. Each meeting:

  • showcases the latest in biblical research,
  • fosters collegial contacts,
  • advances research, and
  • focuses on issues of the profession.

One of the world's largest exhibits of books and digital resources for biblical studies was on display at the congress.

For more information on the Society of Biblical Learning, please click here.

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