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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

Early Jewish Christian Relations

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Early Jewish Christian Relations Group invites papers for two OPEN sessions at the 2014 SBL meeting. PUBLIC VIOLENCE: This joint session, co-sponsored with "Violence and Representations of Violence among Jews and Christians," invites submissions that address acts of or incitements to inter-communal violence as these unfolded within the "public" spaces of ancient Mediterranean society (e.g., cities, marketplaces, rural shrines). What social and discursive factors triggered or constrained the outbreak of events such as urban riots, acts of "vigilante" violence, or the destruction of communal buildings? And how do accounts of public violence support or subvert political or religious institutional structures? ATONEMENT: We will consider any other proposals, but have a particular interest in papers offering new perspectives on atonement, reconciliation, and forgiveness. NOTE: We will also be hosting two pre-arranged sessions: one, co-sponsored with “Social History of Formative Judaism and Christianity,” on Susanna Drake's new book, _Slandering the Jew: Sexuality and Difference in Early Christian Texts_; and one celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Early Jewish Christian Relations group. ALL proposals must be submitted online. All inquiries should be sent to Tina Shepardson (

Program Unit Chairs

Tina Shepardson
Shelly Matthews

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