Marla-Fredrick-AAR1-web.jpgTwo Candler faculty members played prominent roles in the recent annual meetings of the American Academy of Religion (AAR) and Society of Biblical Literature (SBL), held both virtually and in person in San Antonio, Texas this November.

Current AAR president Marla Frederick, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Religion and Culture, delivered her presidential address on “Religion, Poverty, and Inequality: Contemplating Our Collective Futures.” Listen to or watch her address here. With more than 8,000 members around the world, the American Academy of Religion is the largest scholarly society dedicated to the academic study of religion.

dube-musa-sq.jpgAt the SBL annual meeting, Acting Professor of New Testament Musa Dube was elected to serve as SBL vice president for the 2022-2023 term, and president of the society for the 2023-2024 term. Founded in 1880, the Society of Biblical Literature is the oldest and largest learned society devoted to the critical investigation of the Bible from a variety of academic disciplines.

Both guilds are based in Atlanta, and SBL’s archives are housed at Candler’s Pitts Theology Library.

Top photo: Frederick delivers the presidential address at the AAR annual meeting. Photo by Associate Professor in the Practice of Sociology of Religion and Culture Nichole R. Phillips.