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2016 Annual Meeting

San Antonio, TX

Meeting Begins: 11/19/2016
Meeting Ends: 11/22/2016

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: 12/16/2015
Call For Papers Closes: 3/2/2016
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Contextualizing North African Christianity

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: This year we have an open call for two sessions. Session 1: "Exploring the Meaning of Punic Identity in Roman Africa," which will focus on the meaning of Punic culture and the significance of its legacies for how North Africans conceived of their religious identities. We intend for this first session to lay the groundwork for later studies that will move past this general Punic background and look more specifically at the influence of distinctively African social and cultural orientations on the cultivation of Christian identities in Roman and post-Roman North Africa. Session 2: "Narratives of the Hebrew Bible in Christian Africa," which will be devoted to various Old Testament narratives as found in the writings of Christians from North Africa, such as Tertullian, Cyprian, Lactantius, Optatus, the Donatists, and Augustine. These early Christian North African writers are important witnesses to the Vetus Latina and other versions of the scriptures, and they represent some of the most influential voices in the early Latin tradition of biblical interpretation and theology.

Program Unit Chairs

David Riggs
David E. Wilhite

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