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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

Sabbath in Text and Tradition

Program Unit Type: Seminar
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Sabbath in Text and Tradition Group invites papers on the topic of “Constructing, Reconstructing and Deconstructing the Sabbath: How Abrahamic Religions Maintained or Revised the Sabbath.” Papers may discuss changes in Sabbath theology or practice in Judaism, Christianity or Islam or how Sabbath observance was affirmed and strengthened. Papers may focus on biblical themes or on how those themes have been understood and implemented across time. Topics may include changes or affirmations from biblical times to Rabbinic times in Judaism; the change in Christianity from Sabbath to Lord’s Day or a focus on groups that continued to keep Sabbath in Christianity or observed both Sabbath and Lord’s Day; the change from a Temple centered Sabbath to a synagogue or home centered Sabbath; the change in leadership roles from priest to rabbi; and the change from Judaic and Christian understandings of a holy day to the observance of a day of prayer in Islam. Other proposals related to the Sabbath are welcome.

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