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Meeting Program Units

2011 Annual Meeting

San Francisco, CA

Meeting Begins11/19/2011
Meeting Ends11/22/2011

Call for Papers Opens: 1/25/2011
Call for Papers Closes: 3/4/2011

Requirements for Participation

Nag Hammadi and Gnosticism


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Nag Hammadi and Gnosticism section aims to support the work of scholars at a wide range of career stages, but seeks for our 2011 meeting particularly to hear from junior and mid-career scholars. We will be convening two sessions that celebrate the work of senior scholars, for which the panelists are already selected. We also we invite papers addressing the theme of religious experience, especially transcendent religious experience, in gnostic works or in scholarship dealing with the gnostic works. Papers might, for example, address "philosophical" mystical or unitive experiences. Particularly encouraged are papers that approach the topic from constructivist, perennialist, sociological, cognitive science, or neurophysiological points of view. Papers on other topics in Nag Hammadi and Gnosticism will also be given due consideration.

Program Unit Chairs

Nicola Denzey Lewis

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