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Meeting Program Units

2014 Annual Meeting

San Diego, CA

Meeting Begins: 11/22/2014
Meeting Ends: 11/25/2014

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: 12/20/2013
Call For Papers Closes: 3/5/2014
Requirements for Participation

Rhetoric of Religious Antiquity


Program Unit Type: Seminar
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The RRA Group holds three sessions at the annual meetings according to three research tracks. Track 1 (New Horizons in Sociorhetorical Interpretation) will be a joint session with the Space, Place and Lived Experience in Antiquity Group on the topic "Thinking through Place: The Spatiality of the Household". This session will explore how places formed rhetoric and concepts in the ancient context of scripture. While some papers for this session will be by invitation, SBL members are free to submit proposals for the remaining presentations. Papers must be informed by spatial theory and/or ancient rhetorics and must demonstrate how such theories help to interpret the biblical texts. Track 2 (An Analytical Seminar showcasing the use of sociorhetorical interpretation) will be on the Gospel of John and will be presented by the Rev. Dr. L. Gregory Bloomquist. Track 3 (Refining Sociorhetorical Interpretation) will be on "Refining topoi" and will consist of invited papers.

Program Unit Chairs

 L. Gregory Bloomquist

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