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AAR Annual Meeting
Denver, CO
November 17-20, 2018

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Black Theology Unit and Womanist Approaches to Religion and Society Unit and Women of Color, Scholarship, Teaching, and Activism Unit and SBL Feminist Hermeneutics of the Bible Unit and SBL Women in the Biblical World Unit

Call for Papers: 

Sisters in the Wilderness: Classic Landmark Work Twenty-Five Years Later

This year marks twenty-five years since the publication of Delores S. Williams’ Sisters in the Wilderness: The Challenge of Womanist God-Talk (Orbis, 1993). Drawing on the biblical figure of Hagar mother of Ishmael, cast into the desert by Abraham and Sarah, but protected by God, Williams finds a prototype for the struggle of African diasporic women. Hagar, an African slave, homeless exile, surrogate mother, serves as metaphor for an image of survival and defiance appropriate to Black women today. To commemorate the anniversary, we invite papers that address the interfaith/interreligious theological significance of this groundbreaking text then and today, and its role in the formation of womanist theological perspectives, epistemologies, methodologies, and pedagogies.

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