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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

Ritual in the Biblical World


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: In November 2011, we will hold three sessions, two open for the call for papers and one with invited papers, as follows:

1) Ritual in the Biblical World will be sponsoring a special session on the cognitive theories of ritual and their explanatory potential in the study of biblical materials. The cognitive science of religion is a recent multidisciplinary field in religious studies, which has produced several new theories of ritual. (This session is not open for the call for papers).

2) A joint session with the Biblical Law Section on the theme: "Priestly Law and Literature" - This session will be held in memory of Jacob Milgrom, with the aim of following his model of closely engaging the legal, narrative, and ritual dimensions of ancient literature, especially the priestly texts of the Hebrew Bible. We thus welcome papers that will focus on these three general areas in the Hebrew Bible, the broader ancient Near East, and Jewish texts of Late Antiquity.

3) An open session on the general call for papers.

Program Unit Chairs

Ada Taggar Cohen
Russell C. D. Arnold

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