'Good and Evil in Biblical and Post-Biblical Traditions'
CALL FOR PAPERS
The 5th University of Birmingham Biblical Studies Postgraduate Conference will be hosted by the Department of Theology and Religion, University of Birmingham, on Thursday 25th June 2015.
Paper proposals are invited from postgraduates on the conference theme, 'Good and Evil in Biblical and Post-Biblical Traditions'. Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be e-mailed to Tupá Guerra (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 27th April 2015; various perspectives (including text-critical, sociological, theological) on the theme are welcome.Examples of possible topics include:
• Philosophical perspectives on good and evil in biblical and post-biblical traditions
• Sociological/Political perspectives on good and evil in biblical and post-biblical traditions
• Morality in biblical and post-biblical traditions
• Studies on particular words, such as tob, tahor, ra‘, rasha‘ (Hebrew); kalos, agathos, kakos, ponēros, (Greek); bonum, pius, probus, malus, perversus (Latin)
• Angels and demons
• Interpretations of the Adam and Eve story
• God and evil (Did God create evil?)
• Questions of purity
• Characterizations of evil woman in biblical and post-biblical traditions
• Biblical and/or post-biblical perspectives on sin
• Good and evil in the Dead Sea scrolls, pseudepigrapha, or rewritten Bible.
The keynote speakers will be Prof. George Brooke (University of Manchester) and Dr. Helen Bond (University of Edinburgh). The conference will conclude with a round-table discussion.Further enquiries: Tupá Guerra (email@example.com)