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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

Mysticism, Esotericism, and Gnosticism in Antiquity

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: As we have been studying over the last few years particular provenances of mysticism in early Judaism and Christianity, we recognize the centrality of ritual, liturgy, magic and other forms of praxis. So The Early Jewish and Christian Mysticism section invites papers that focus on the practice of mysticism within Judaism and Christianity prior to 500 CE. Ideally papers should be intertextual and contextual in their approach, exploring specific practices as they relate to ideology, hermeneutics, esotericism, eroticism, sociology, gender, psychology, human memory, and/or other dynamic factors.

Program Unit Chairs

April D. DeConick
Rebecca Lesses

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