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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

Religious Experience in Antiquity


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: “Religious experience” continues to be a contested term, in part due to concerns that it might describe a subjective and uncritical category. This year we invite proposals that can address that objection in a distinctive session structure. The session will comprise several papers that are 10 minutes in length and include the following three elements: (1) a text that you understand to involve religious experience, (2) a description of the nature of that experience, and (3) a definition of religious experience related to the critical study of your case. We warmly welcome proposals that address these three points. We will sponsor two additional sessions of invited papers: a joint meeting with the Early Jewish and Christian Mysticism unit on “praxis and experience” and a book review session.

Program Unit Chairs

Colleen Shantz

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