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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

Ritual in the Biblical World


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: For our first session, papers are invited that explore water in rituals in the biblical world. How is water used? Where and how does it come into play in a given rite? What kinds of symbolic value does it carry in these rituals? And what sense might we make of this use, if any? Our second session is open to all proposals dealing with rituals in the biblical world. We are particularly interested in papers that employ a methodological or theoretical framework to analyze, explain, or defamiliarize these rituals or ritual contexts.

Program Unit Chairs

 Russell C. D. Arnold
 Jonathan Schwiebert

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