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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

Social Scientific Criticism of the New Testament

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Social Scientific Criticism of the New Testament Section program encourages the self-conscious employment of recognized models, methods, or theories of the social sciences in order to contribute to a more comprehensive understanding of the texts and social world of the New Testament and early Christianity. For 2014, we will have 3 sessions. One session will be open and thus anyone engaging social scientific methods and the New Testament and/or early Christian texts is welcome to submit a proposal. A second session will focus on “food” in the New Testament and related literature. There has been much work done on meals in antiquity, but less on the actual food that was consumed. What did people eat? How much? What were attitudes towards eating certain kinds of foods? This session will feature invited papers and will be co-sponsored with the Meals Section of the SBL. A third session will centre upon gender, sexuality, economics and ideology and will also consist of invited speakers.

Program Unit Chairs

Alicia J. Batten
Zeba A. Crook

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