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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

Construction of Christian Identities

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers:

For the 2011 Annual Meeting our Section will be articulated into four sessions.

A) The Historical Jesus and Related Themes: A discussion on new books and ideas on the subject (invitation only).

B) When Was Christianity Born? A discussion on new books and ideas on the subject (invitation only).

C) Counter-cultural Identity Formation in Early Christianities. A discussion on how sufferance / servitude / death were elements for the construction of power structures and identity in early Christianities (session open to contributions).

D) Different Reconstructions of the Origins. A discussion on how early Christianities (e.g.: each of the different gnostic-Christian groups and texts, Jewish-Christian communities and texts, Justin, Pseudo-Clementine literature, Origen, etc.) understood and explained their own origins, with or without the adoption of funding and/or authoritative or exemplary figures and events of their past, including the interventions of supernatural powers (session open to contributions).

Program Unit Chairs

Edmondo F. Lupieri
Mauro Pesce

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