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2008 Annual Meeting


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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Early Christianity and the Ancient Economy

Program Unit Type: Consultation
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Early Christianity and Ancient Economy Consultation sponsors three sub-projects. The first is "The Ancient Economy," with particular attention given to the economies of Classical Greece, the Hellenistic World, and the Roman Empire (especially the Roman Near East). The second is “First-Century Early Christianity and the Economy,” and the third is “Christianity and the Economy in the Second to Fifth Centuries.” Both the second and the third sub-projects give attention to the relationship of early Christianity to the ancient economy and to Christianity’s own economic aspects. Given the scope of the project, we anticipate that studies will be both synchronic and diachronic, with some contributions focused on specific texts, authors, and events, and others being more comprehensive and thematic in nature. Each of the three sub-projects plans to hold at least one session at the 2008 meeting in Boston. Paper proposals for all three sub-projects are welcomed. Those submitting a proposal should designate in the Abstract the sub-project for which the paper should be considered.

Program Unit Chairs

Fika J. van Rensburg
John T. Fitzgerald

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