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2012 Annual Meeting

Chicago, IL

Meeting Begins: 11/16/2012
Meeting Ends: 11/20/2012

Note that the deadline for paper proposals is 11:59 PM (23:59) Eastern Standard Time (UTC -5) on the day PREVIOUS to the deadline below.

Call For Papers Opens: 2/8/2012
Call For Papers Closes: 3/8/2012
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Wisdom and Apocalypticism

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: For its first open session at the 2012 Annual Meeting, the Wisdom and Apocalypticism in Early Judaism and Early Christianity Section is soliciting papers that address the intersection or interrelation of wisdom and apocalyptic traditions in the literature of early Judaism or early Christianity. We ask that your abstract contain your thesis statement, not only a description of your topic. We welcome papers from graduate students; if you have not yet had a paper accepted for an Annual Meeting, please send a copy of your completed paper to the program unit chair. For a joint session with the Religious Experience in Early Judaism and Early Christianity Section, we invite papers analyzing themes of formation or transformation in Wisdom or Apocalyptic texts as experiences, not simply as teaching or ideas. The experiences of trans/formation can be individual or corporate and relevant texts might be reports of such experiences or might have been used to generate them. Appropriate areas of focus could be the stimulation of emotions and sensations or the use of ritual practices. Proposals should show how the paper will explore the human aspects of such experiences rather than probing their confessional character. We are also planning a third session with invited papers on wisdom and apocalyptic elements and influences in Paul’s letters.

Program Unit Chairs

Karina Martin Hogan

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