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Meeting Program Units

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

Prayer in Antiquity


Program Unit Type: Consultation
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Prayer in Antiquity Consultation and the Religious Experience Section announce a call for papers dealing with Curses in Antiquity. We especially welcome papers that treat the relationship between curses and material remains--such as amulets, binding curses, or curse texts—or the various functions of imprecation and how it was experienced in antiquity. Methodological papers that also consider how curses relate generally to the experience of prayer are also welcome. All proposals should examine the phenomenon from the perspective of curses as religious experience. The Prayer in Antiquity Consultation will hold a second session that is open to any paper on prayer that fits within the general goals of the unit. Please note that this includes prayers from the ancient Near East and the Greco-Roman world

Program Unit Chairs

Daniel K. Falk
Rodney A. Werline

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