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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

Jesus Traditions, Gospels, and Negotiating the Roman Imperial World

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The section aims to encourage the exploration of the diverse ways (accommodation; cooption, ambivalence; self-protective protest; challenge; alternative communities and contestive practices; exposure of imperial strategies etc.) in which Jesus traditions and gospels negotiate the Roman imperial world. We welcome papers on any aspect of this topic. For 2014, we are interesting in advancing the theoretical and hermeneutical discussion regarding critical perspectives on empire and the New Testament. For this, we especially seek papers relating to Jesus traditions or gospels that employ models of empire and/or attend to multiple strategies for negotiating empire, particularly reciprocity and mimicry. Inquiries to Colleen Conway at or Eric Thurman at

Program Unit Chairs

Colleen M. Conway
Eric Thurman

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