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2014 International Meeting

Vienna, Austria

Meeting Begins: 7/6/2014
Meeting Ends: 7/10/2014

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: 10/28/2013
Call For Papers Closes: 2/12/2014
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Expressions of Religion in Israel

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers:

For the 2014 meeting in Vienna, Expressions of Religion in Israel is looking for papers that explore the relationship among cultic personnel, especially those looking for potential rivalry between Levites and priests. Such an investigation would consider the various trends and conceptions of identity among these groups. Whereas evidence of rivalry may be shown in biblical literature, we also encourage papers that would demonstrate glimpses of rivalry in the material culture, in archaeology, in iconography, and perhaps even in the arts. The social sciences also offer insight into the stratification of religious leadership and the tensions that exist between groups, not all of which is harmful, within a religion such as Yahwism. This is an open call for papers.

Expressions of Religion in Israel is also hosting a special panel entitled "Taking Stock and Thinking Ahead: The Study of Israelite Religion Now and in the Future" in which six invited specialists in the area of Israelite religion will present 20 minute position papers outlining their views on our accomplishments as a sub-field and where we need to go from here. For example, what are the questions that we have yet to address and the issues that have become passé.

Program Unit Chairs

Prof. Dr. Antje Labahn
Mark Alan Christian

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