“New World Coming — Religion, Imagination & Possibility”

March 11 - 13th, 2022, Online
(All Events Scheduled in US Eastern Time)

Host: Department of Religion, Florida State University
Daylight Savings Time starts at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 13th. On that day,
clocks in the Eastern US will advance one hour. Sunday’s program takes that change into account.


Conference Website: https://religion.fsu.edu/conference

Program Chairs: Hollis Phelps, Mercer University & Alexander Thompson, Tennessee Wesleyan University
Program: Hollis Phelps, Mercer University & Joseph Hellweg, Florida State University
Technical Managers: Kurt Rockenstein & Matthew Strange, College of Arts & Sciences, FSU
Conference Co-Organizers: Matthew Goff & Joseph Hellweg, Florida State University

The co-organizers wish especially to thank the following for their generous help and support:

Dean Sam Huckaba, College of Arts & Sciences
Martin Kavka, Chair, Department of Religion
Members of the Board, AAR/SBL Southeastern Regions
Our Plenary Session Speakers & Presiders
Our Event Presiders & FSU Graduate Student Zoom Room Moderators
Heather Athey, Director, Media & Communications, College of Arts & Sciences

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General Information


DAY 1 – Friday, March 11

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  • Preconference Meetings, 2:15 - 3:45p.m.
  • Welcome, Orientation & Awards, 4:00 - 4:30 p.m.
  • Session I – Friday, 4:45 - 6:45 p.m.
  • Plenary Address I: SBL Keynote Address - Friday, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
              Musa Dube, “Prophets and Professors of the Bible at the Crossroads:
              Eco-Criticism, Pandemics, and Pedagogy Reimagined”

DAY 2 – Saturday, March 12

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DAY 3 – Sunday, March 13

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Event Titles – for Searching the Program


AAR Invited Panel I: Africana Religions
AAR Invited Panel II: Africana Religions
AAR Invited Panel III: Pedagogy
AAR Invited Undergraduate Paper Panel
SBL/AAR Invited Panel: Textual Analysis


AAR Africana Religions I, II
AAR Constructive Theologies I, II, III, IV
AAR Ethics, Religion & Society I, II
AAR History of Christianity I, II
AAR Religion and Intersectionality I, II
AAR Islam I, II, III
AAR Judaism I


AAR Method & Theory in the Study of Religion I, II
AAR Nature & Religion I, II
AAR Philosophy of Religion I, II, III
AAR Religion, Culture & the Arts I, II
AAR Religions in America I, II, III
AAR Religions of Asia I, II
AAR Secularism, Religious Freedom & Global Politics I
AAR Teaching & Learning Religion I, II

ASOR Member-Sponsored Session I, II, III, IV, V

SBL Apocrypha & Pseudepigrapha I, II
SBL Bible and Modern Culture I
SBL Dead Sea Scrolls I
SBL Hebrew Bible/Old Testament I, II, III
SBL New Testament I, II, III, IV

Undergraduate Paper Session I, II, III, IV


  1. Zoom Technical Support & Communication Contact Information
  2. Access to File Sharing via SharePoint
  3. Virtual Book Fair





When will the Zoom links below go live?

The Conference Program's Zoom Links are now LIVE.

You will need a Passcode to enter each meeting which will be emailed to registered users and institutes, before March 11th.

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