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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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Letters of James, Peter, and Jude

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: This section considers research on the NT letters of James, 1 and 2 Peter, and Jude. The plan for 2008 is to have two sessions: (1) a special session focused on social-scientific perspectives on 1 Peter, and (2) a general sesssion on any research concerning these letters. Both sessions are open to accepting paper proposals. The focused session on social-scientific perspectives on 1 Peter could include research based on any of the social sciences, including sociology, social psychology, social history, economics, anthropology, archaeology, etc. If you have any questions, please contact Robert Webb, chair. In addition, we will have a joint session with the Philo of Alexandria Group that explores ancient theories of psychagogy and notions of perfection of the soul. Papers have been solicited on the topics of Philo's theory of psychagogy, James and the perfection of the soul, psychagogy in Stoicism, and notions of the soul in Second Temple Judaism.

Program Unit Chairs

Robert L. Webb

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