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The Society of Biblical Literature is the oldest and largest international scholarly membership organization in the field of biblical studies. Founded in 1880, the Society has grown to over 8,500 international members including teachers, students, religious leaders and individuals from all walks of life who share a mutual interest in the critical investigation of the Bible.
Meeting Program Units

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
Requirements for Participation

Greco-Roman Religions

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Greco-Roman Religions Section of the Society of Biblical Literature solicits proposals for its open session, “Issues in Greco-Roman Religions,” that cover the full variety of religious phenomena from the cultures of ancient Greece and Rome. Proposals that contain Christian/Judaic material are welcome; however, successful proposals focus primarily focus on non-Christian, non-Jewish data. Christian/Judaic examples should be used for comparative purposes only. For the open session, special consideration will be given to those proposals that engage questions dealing with the connections between practitioners’ social location and religion. Social location includes among other issues, economic, political, social, military, gender, and identity power relations. The second “Redescribing Session,” entitled “Attitudinal Practices: Relating to Authorizing Agencies. Redescribing Faith, Belief, and Piety,” solicits papers dealing with the possibilities of reconceptualizing faith, belief, and piety as attitudinal practices as internalized societal or field-specific, “non-negotiable” presuppositions about practices that create and reinforce dispositions inherent in ancient religious habitus, or perhaps as practices and sites of discipline through which power is impressed on the body to produce long-term dispositions. The GRR Section is also co-sponsoring a session with the Society for Ancient Mediterranean Religion (SAMR). Papers can be submitted for these sessions directly to the associated SAMR website.

Program Unit Chairs

 James Constantine Hanges

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