The March, 2015 meeting will feature plenary addresses and a wide range of sessions on topics vital to our disciplines
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Daniel Bennett McGee, 1933-2014
Fr. David Balas, O.Cist., 1929-2014
The commission requests information regarding members who have died in the past year.
Danna Nolan Fewell (left) and Laurie S. Zoloth
The Southwest Commission on Religious Studies was established in 1974 to encourage, support, and coordinate scholarly activities in the field of religious studies in the Southwest. The Commission serves as the umbrella organization for the regional American Academy of Religion, American Schools of Oriental Research, Association for the Scientific Study of Religion, and Society of Biblical Literature. The Commission is supported by membership and sponsoring institutions.
Nolan Fewell, Zoloth Featured Speakers
at 2015 SWCRS
Danna Nolan Fewell of Drew University and Laurie S. Zoloth of Northwestern University will deliver plenary addresses at the SBL-SW and AAR-SW, respectively. Nolan Fewell's address, "The Work of Biblical Narrative," will explore an area of her expertise; she is the author of Narrative in the Hebrew Bible (1993) and is currently editing the new Oxford Handbook to Biblical Narrative. Fewell’s teaching and research focus on biblical narrative with special attention to constructions of gender, ethnicity, social roles, social trauma, and communal identity. directs the Center for Bioethics, Science and Society at the School of Medicine at Northwestern University, and she is the immediate past president of the American Academy of Religion.
through February, 2015
President: Steve Ortiz,
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Vice President: James W. Thompson,
Abilene Christian University
Executive Secretary: Richard J. Bautch,
St. Edward's University
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