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2014 Annual Meeting

San Diego, CA

Meeting Begins11/22/2014
Meeting Ends11/25/2014

Call for Papers Opens: 12/20/2013
Call for Papers Closes: 3/4/2014

Requirements for Participation

Book of Acts

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: 2014 Annual Meeting The Book of Acts Section is planning two sessions for the 2014 Annual Meeting on the theme "Acts in the Discourses of Politics." This session will examine Acts through the lens of politics in the ancient world from various perspectives, to develop and deepen our understanding of how far the ‘story’ of Acts is embedded in and participates in the ancient political world, widely understood. In particular, this will involve some engagement with recent debates about Acts in relation to empire, and provide a fresh angle on such discussions.Session I will not accept proposals. Session II is an open session and encourages a wide range of proposals that suggest fresh approaches to existing problems or that explore new strategies for reading Acts. Proposals on the theme of politics in the Acts of the Apostles will be particularly welcome.

Program Unit Chairs

Pamela E. Hedrick
Steve Walton

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