That the Iberian Peninsula represents a fundamental hub between Christianity, Judaism and Islam is common knowledge. However, theologians and historians have been studying these phenomena as isolated events and not as part of a much larger Iberian world characteristic, one that should be understood in terms of the broader Western thought.
This sessions’ goal, though experimental, is to provide a space of discussion for those of us who work with biblical themes in the context of the Iberian world, including not only the peninsular space, but also its colonial spaces.
For 2013 we are seeking for papers exploring the encounter between Iberians and overseas’ peoples. Under the theme “From Iberian to the World” the papers should analyze the influence of such encounters and how those encounters have influenced biblical exegesis and religious debate within the Iberian world. Possible themes are: visions of the newly found worlds and apocalyptic expectation, Sephardi Diaspora, religious co-existence and Inquisition, and the impact of Catholic missionaries.
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