This section is organised in conjunction with the third St Andrews Graduate Conference for Biblical and Early Christian Studies, and will explore the (theo)political visions of authoritative/sacred texts in their historical contexts. Topics will include (but will not be limited to), sacred texts and resistance to hegemony/imperial ideology, negotiating power relations, the theopolitical imagination, the formation of political communities, and 'apocalyptic' texts and political theology.
This is aimed at graduate students and early career scholars, welcoming contributors from the following fields of research: Old Testament / Hebrew Bible, Pseudepigrapha & Dead Sea Scrolls, New Testament, and Early Christianity.
The keynote speakers for the four sections respectively are: Nathan MacDonald, Loren Stuckenbruck, Matthew Novenson, and Candida Moss.
It is intended that selected papers will be published in a proceedings volume.
You may also submit papers directly to Db47@st-andrews.ac.uk.