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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
Requirements for Participation

Texts and Traditions in the Second Century


Program Unit Type: Consultation
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The consultation “Texts and Traditions in the Second Century” seeks to create space, in the context of the SBL, for the detailed discussion of the texts, people, and traditions of a pivotal period of early Christianity during which a number of canons and identities were conflicting and coalescing. This year the consultation will partner the Extent of Theological Diversity in Earliest Christianity Group to host a review session of Prof. Judith Lieu’s important new book “Marcion and the Making of a Heretic” (Cambridge University Press, 2015). In addition, we will offer a second session, entitled “Texts and People in the Second Century”. As the name suggests, this is an open session which encourages proposals on any second century text or person which might illuminate the development of Christianity in this formative period. The consultation aims to foster original and interdisciplinary research on second-century Christianity. Accordingly, special consideration will be given to submissions that focus on new approaches or under-explored subjects. Potential contributors are encouraged to contact the session organizers with any questions. Christopher M. Hays: cmhays@gmail.com Michael Bird: m.bird@ridley.edu.au

Program Unit Chairs

Christopher M. Hays
Michael F. Bird

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