The Bible in the Iberian World: A Religious Melting Pot
European Association of Biblical Studies (EABS).
Warsaw (Poland), 11-14 August, 2019
Warsaw 2019 Call for Papers
Deadline: 28 February 2019
Taking into account how the Bible was used in the Iberian Peninsula since the Middle Ages as an arguing device by its inhabitants, and how the Reformations have also influenced the creation of new religious discourses promoting integration (or not), this group welcomes papers that deal with this Iberian reality. We are particularly interested in papers that analyse discourses of identity, inclusion and exclusion of religious minorities in light of the biblical narrative, and underlining the material history of these polemics, as they spread within the Iberian Peninsula and its overseas territories. An example of this could be the use of the Bible by Bartolomé de las Casas in his A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies or the first translation of the Bible into Portuguese undertaken by João Ferreira de Almeida published in Amsterdam in 1681. As always, we welcome papers that deal with any other aspect of the use of the Bible within the Iberian world.
In case you are not a member of EABS and would like to submit a paper to this unit, please send it directly to the chairs:
Ana Valdez (Lisbon University)
Ricardo Muñoz Solla (Salamanca University – IEMYRhd)