Psychology and Biblical Studies


Call for Papers

Psychology and Biblical Studies Section

SBL Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL• Nov 17-20, 2012

We welcome proposals for papers that address Biblical texts, themes, figures and/or readers and interpreters using the concepts and interpretive tools of any named field of psychology.

We are particularly interested in papers which examine readers, the process of reading, appropriation of texts, and their impact on individuals and communities from a psychological perspective.

We also plan review sessions of two recent books: Kamila Blessing's Families of the Bible (Praeger 2010), and Barbara Leung Lai's Through the 'I'-Window: The Inner Life of Characters in the Hebrew Bible (Sheffeild Phoenix Press, 2011).

Questions? Contact the Chair, D. Andrew Kille, at