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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

Polis and Ekklesia: Investigations of Urban Christianity

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: This unit investigates early Christianity as an urban phenomenon from Jerusalem to Rome, from the perspective of Paul's letters, the Apocalypse of John, and the Acts of the Apostles, in the context of the local documentary and archaeological evidence. The unit seeks to bring together scholars of early Christianity and Classicists in the study of early Christian literature as sources for understanding the civic and religious life of the first and second century Mediterranean world. The wide range of methodologies and disciplines employed in the investigations promises a more holistic approach than has been the case in the past. The city chosen for investigation in 2014 is Philippi. There will be two sessions, one open, the other by invitation only

Program Unit Chairs

James R. Harrison
Laurence L. Welborn

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