Published on Monday, January 18, 2010
The Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) is pleased to announce that Prof. Vincent L.Wimbush of Claremont Graduate University will serve as Society President for 2010. This one-year honorific position is recognition by SBL members of Wimbushs contributions to scholarship in the field as well as to the Society. The position entails chairing the annual business meeting, participating on SBL Council, and giving the SBL Presidential Address at the annual meeting in November. Prof. Carol Newsom of Emory Universitys Candler School of Theology will serve as Vice President.
Professor Wimbush, an Atlanta native, brings to this role a lifelong interest in studying the Bible as one representation of the world-wide cultural phenomenon of scriptures. Part anthropologist, part sociologist, part historian, literary and social critic, Wimbush views all scriptures not merely in terms of bounded books, but in terms of their interpretation and their and consequences in history. His interests and leadership promise that 2010 will be a rich year indeed for the SBL. . . . [read full press release (PDF)]
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