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Meeting Program Units

2016 Annual Meeting

San Antonio, TX

Meeting Begins11/19/2016
Meeting Ends11/22/2016

Call for Papers Opens: 12/16/2015
Call for Papers Closes: 3/1/2016

Requirements for Participation

Social History of Formative Christianity and Judaism

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: For 2016 we are planning three sessions. The first will be a pre-arranged session on Larry Hurtado’s book, Destroyer of the Gods: Christian Distinctiveness in the Roman World (forthcoming from Baylor University Press). For the two other sessions, we seek proposals on the following topics: 1. The Environment. We welcome proposals that address any aspect of environmental engagement in formative Judaism and Christianity. These might include discussions of natural resources, the utility of “waste” lands, transhumance, agriculture, natural disasters, insects and animals, as well as the use of environmental imagery by teachers, preachers, artists, and writers. 2. Roman Law and Politics. We are interested in proposals that address how Christian and Jewish leaders or communities responded to imperial legislation (by compliance, resistance, negotiation, or avoidance) or reacted to political events (such as imperial visits, the creation or destruction of monuments, taxation, riots, and military presence). We particularly welcome proposals that engage the fields of legal history and political theory.

Program Unit Chairs

Gil P. Klein
Blake Leyerle

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