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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

Gospel of Mark

Program Unit Type: Group
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Mark Group invites proposals (350 wds max) for papers on the topic Tensions and Coherence in Mark’s Mysterious Picture of Jesus. The fundamental concern is to examine how Mark relates Jesus’ apparent full humanity (e.g. suffering, weakness, limitation) with his exercise of divine-like powers. Papers may address any aspect of the topic and may choose to focus on a particular method or employ a range thereof. Please ensure that your proposal clearly states a) the problem you are addressing, b) your thesis as it relates to this year’s topic, and c) how your paper breaks significantly new ground. If you are arguing on the basis of comparative cultural data, indicating your main primary sources will be of benefit. Preference will be given to those papers who ideas are clear and clearly stated, whose methods are sound, and whose insights are new and promising. Send proposals in MS Word or Mac Pages format to: (preferred method), OR, mail or fax to Prof. Rikk Watts, Regent College, 5800 University Boulevard, Vancouver, BC, V6T 2E4. Fax number 604-224-3097, including the name Rikk Watts on faxed materials. Proposals may also be submitted through the Society of Biblical Literature website at If using the latter please include a contact email.

Program Unit Chairs

Rikki E. Watts

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