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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


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: For the 2014 meeting the Q Section will organize four sessions, two of which are offered jointly with other program units: (1) Orality, Textuality, and the Synoptic Problem. This session, cosponsored by the Bible in Ancient and Modern Media section, Synoptic Gospels section, and Q section, will explore how ancient media can inform our understanding of the relationships between the Gospels and the Synoptic Problem. Presenters have been invited in advance. (2) Q’s Difference: Social Context and Rhetorical Function. This session explores the difference of Q, that is, its place within constructions of Christian origins and early Judaism, beginning with basic questions about the document’s social context and rhetorical function, and whether Q represents the views of a “Q Community”. Presenters will be invited in advance. (3) Q’s Difference: Contents, Silences, and Perspectives. This session, sponsored jointly by the Extent of Theological Diversity in Earliest Christianity Section and the Q Section, revisits the question of how “different” Q seems to be given its contents, silences, and perspectives, especially where issues evidently crucial to other groups (such as the death and resurrection of Jesus) are concerned. Does Q make a difference to constructions of Christian origins? Presenters will be invited in advance. (4) Open Session. In this session, papers on any topic related to Q are welcome.

Program Unit Chairs

Daniel A. Smith
Alan Kirk

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