AAR keeps plan for stand-alone meeting

Traditionally meets concurrently with Society of Biblical Literature
Despite an on-line petition signed by nearly 3,000 members, the board of directors for the 10,000-member American Academy of Religion said the organization of religion scholars will not rescind its decision last year to meet separately from the Society of Biblical Literature, beginning in 2008.

A letter sent to AAR members said the board spent most of its spring meeting discussing issues related to the petition initiated by Karen King of Harvard Divinity School and Elaine Pagels of Princeton University. King, contacted by the Century on April 26, said the two were declining to comment on the decision.

 

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