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2013 Annual Meeting

Baltimore, MD

Meeting Begins: 11/23/2013
Meeting Ends: 11/26/2013

Call For Papers Opens: 12/15/2012
Call For Papers Closes: 3/1/2013
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Papyrology and Early Christian Backgrounds


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Papyrology and Early Christian Backgrounds Group explores how the ancient papyri illumine the world of early Christianity and will appeal to scholars interested in paleographic, linguistic, and textual questions, as well as those who specialize in the social and cultural history of early Christianity. This Section invites proposals for papers for three sessions: the first is an open session, papers for which can address any of the group's themes. The second is a thematic session, on "Christian papyri from Oxyrhynchus", for which papers discussing the literary or documentary Christian papyri from Oxyrhynchus are invited. Proposals focusing on larger thematic issues pertaining to Christianity at Oxyrhynchus or its Christian texts in their local context are especially welcome. In addition, papers are welcome for a special session on Scribes and Readers of the Nag Hammadi Codices in Fourth- and Fifth-century Egypt, to be held jointly with the Nag Hammadi and Gnosticism Group.

Program Unit Chairs

 Malcolm Choat

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