Source of Information: CFP 2004-05-26/27
Date of Event: 2004-11-27
Location of event: London, U.K.
Deadline for abstracts etc.: 2004-06-15
Update; Call for Papers Please note correct(ed) contact details and keynote speakers: Biblical Exegesis and the Emergence of Science in the Early Modern Era Keynote Speakers: Peter Harrison, Bond University, Australia, author of The Bible, Protestantism and the Rise of Natural Science, (Cambridge University Press, 1999) Jonathan Sawday, University of Strathclyde, author of The Body Emblazoned; Dissection and the Human Body in Renaissance Culture (Routledge, 1995) Reply to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com We invite submissions for papers for a conference to be held at Birkbeck College, University of London, on November 27th 2004. The conference will examine how biblical hermeneutics in the early Modern period contributed to the natural philosophy of the era. The emphasis of the conference on biblical reading practices, rather than religion in general, is intended to focus on the specific procedures of interpretation and to propose models for how they interacted with scientific thought and discourse on the natural world. We take science in a broad sense, to encompass both residual and emergent models of nature. We particularly invite papers dealing with the interaction of exegesis and science within literary culture. Topics might include: Exegesis and the natural world Scripture and the Signatures of Natural Things The book of Scripture and the book of Nature The bible and Animals Natural philosophy in biblical commentary Scripture and the nature of corporeal being Interpretation as prediction comets, astronomy, apocalypse and biblical commentary. Alchemy, cabala and exegesis Scriptural physics / the physics of creation in the early modern mind firstname.lastname@example.org =============================================== From the Literary Calls for Papers Mailing List CFP@english.upenn.edu Full Information at http://www.english.upenn.edu/CFP/ or write Erika Lin: email@example.com ===============================================