Science Fiction and the Bible CFP

Religion Call for Papers passed on an exciting bit of news: The European Association of Biblical Studies will be holding a workshop in Leipzig next summer on science fiction and the Bible! There’s more information on the EABS website, and the call for papers opened today.

Sounds like something I really ought to find a way to go to. The workshop is organized by a doctoral student named Frauke Uhlenbruch who appears to have a longstanding interest in the topic.

Of related interest, Jim West mentioned that King’s College London has a conference coming up in a little over a week about the Bible on TV.



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  • Great excuse to go to Leipzig!

  • William J E Dempsey

    I’d like to read some “Jesus Was An Alien” theories: Jesus having come down to us from the “heavens,” with his advanced knowledge of the course of civilizations, and so forth. Watch out for the angels warring in Heaven however (Rev.).

    • Did you mean to write “stories” rather than “theories”? Stories there are, and theories, but the difference is whether the author/reader regards them as fiction. This workshop sounds like it is specifically for those who know that such ideas are fiction…

  • John W. Morehead

    This is great. I’ve posted it on TFQ as well. I wish I had the travel budget to be a part. I hope such openness might develop in the US to such possibilities in theological studies.

    • There’s a conference on the Mandaeans in Oxford earlier in July, and I’m not sure that I can manage both that and this even if I really want to. But if I can find a way to manage it, I will certainly blog about it! 🙂