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2012 Annual Meeting

Chicago, IL

Meeting Begins11/16/2012
Meeting Ends11/20/2012

Call for Papers Opens: 2/8/2012
Call for Papers Closes: 3/7/2012

Requirements for Participation

Polis and Ekklesia: Investigations of Urban Christianity


Program Unit Type: Consultation
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: This Consultation investigates the expansion of early Christianity as an urban phenomenon from Jerusalem to Rome, from the perspective of Paul's letters and the Book of Acts, in the context of local documentary and archaeological evidence. The consultation seeks to be a venue for collaboration between scholars of early Christianity, classicists and archaeologists, in the study of the New Testament and early Christian literature as primary evidence for understanding the civic, religious and cultural life of the Mediterranean world of the first two centuries. The wide range of methodologies employed and the interdisciplinary nature of the investigation aim at a holistic presentation of the relationship between each polis and its ekklesia. Roman Corinth is the focus of the consultation for 2012. Two sessions are planned: a closed session and an open session.

Program Unit Chairs

James R. Harrison
Laurence L. Welborn

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