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2008 Annual Meeting

Boston

Meeting Begins11/22/2008
Meeting Ends11/25/2008

Call for Papers Opens: 11/17/2007
Call for Papers Closes: 2/29/2008

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Formation of Luke and Acts


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: Luke's use of the Septuagint will be a focus for the 2008 Annual Meeting. We would like to have one open session devoted to this and one treating all other issues, like Luke's use of Pauline letters and other sources. The employment of intertextual criteria in evaluating the narrative significance of formulaic quotation, direct quotation, paraphrase, allusion, and echo is of interest. The weight of discernable literary structure in a precursor text as impacting narration and personification in Luke-Acts is also of interest. In their "Conclusions: Problems of Method-Suggested Guidelines," the editors of The Intertextuality of the Epistles: Explorations of Theory and Practice (ed. T. L. Brodie, D. R. MacDonald, and S. E. Porter; NTM 16; Sheffield-Phoenix, 2006), 284-96, raise other germane points of interest relevant to Luke's use of the Septuagint and other sources. All papers addressing any of these formation issues are welcome.

Program Unit Chairs

Paul Elbert

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