JFSR Reception and Panels @ AAR/SBL 2014, San Diego
We welcome you to join us at several JFSR events at the AAR/SBL 2014 Annual Meeting in San Diego (November 22-25, 2014).
Please mark the following events on your calendars and help us celebrate the 30th Anniversary of JFSR!
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JFSR Reception: Friday, November 21st 8:30-10:30pm
Point Loma Room at the Marriott Marquis & Marina
(drinks and light snacks will be served)
Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion: Panel: P22-227
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Room: Room 33 A (Upper level) – San Diego Convention Center (CC)
Theme: Sexual Violence and Sacred Texts
Violence against wo/men is inscribed in the Scriptures of all 3 monotheistic religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Feminist scholars in religion are well versed in analyzing and interpreting sacred texts in critical, historical, literary, and cultural terms but we have less developed methods of conscientization or consciousness-raising for enabling wo/men who have experienced sexual abuse to work through such sacred texts of violence in bible, TaNaKh and Qu’ran. The panel will seek to engender conversation across religious interpretive boundaries and to identify methods of interpretation that could engender a process of healing from sexual violence and abuse perpetrated in and through Sacred Scriptures.
Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza, Harvard University, Presiding (10 min)
Amy Kalmanofsky, Jewish Theological Seminary of America, Panelist (15 min)
Fulata L. Moyo, World Council of Churches and Harvard Divinity School, Panelist (15 min)
Celene Ayat Lizzio, Hebrew College and Andover Newton Theological School, Panelist (15 min)
Shelly Matthews, Brite Divinity School (TCU), Panelist (15 min)
Sarra L. Lev, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, Panelist (15 min)
Ayesha Chaudhry, University of British Columbia, Panelist (15 min)
Break (5 min)
Discussion (45 min)
Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion: P23-130
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Room: Sapphire Ballroom A (Level 4 (Sapphire)) – Hilton Bayfront (HB)
Theme: Feminist Biblical Studies in the 20th Century
This session celebrates and reflect upon the publication of Feminist Studies in the 20th Century in the landmark encyclopedia series The Bible and Women published in 22 volumes in four languages. This volume focuses on the historic global emergence of feminist biblical studies in the 20th century as a part of the women’s movement in religion and as an academic discipline.
Melanie Johnson-DeBaufre, Drew University, Presiding (10 min)
Jacqueline Hidalgo, Williams College, Member
Susanne Scholz, Southern Methodist University, Member
Cynthia Baker, Bates College, Member
Elsa Tamez, United Bible Societies, Member
Yak-Hwee Tan, Council for World Mission, Member
Denise Buell, Williams College, Member
Joseph Marchal, Ball State University, Member
Monica Melanchthon, United Faculty of Theology, Member
Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza, Harvard University, Member
Judith Plaskow, Manhattan College, Member
Zayn Kassam, Pomona College, Member