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2017 Annual Meeting

Boston, MA

Meeting Begins: 11/18/2017
Meeting Ends: 11/21/2017

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: 12/19/2016
Call For Papers Closes: 3/8/2017
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John's Apocalypse and Cultural Contexts Ancient and Modern

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: We invite submissions for an OPEN SESSION on John's Apocalypse and Cultural Contexts, Ancient and Modern. While we welcome proposals on all aspects of the Book of Revelation, we especially invite papers that offer new perspectives on the text, including papers that approach the text from specific hermeneutical contexts, employ innovative approaches to the Apocalypse, and/or offer new perspectives on enduring questions. We will also offer a joint session with Second Corinthians: Pauline Theology in the Making and Mysticism, Esotericism, and Gnosticism in Antiquity on "Ascent, Visionary Experience, and Theology in Early Judaism and Christianity." Invited papers will concentrate on 2 Corinthians 12, and the ascent motif as it appears in the Apocalypse of John and other early Jewish and Christian texts, as they illumine questions of literary/rhetorical form, religious experience and theology. A third session of invited papers will discuss intercultural interpretation of the book of Revelation.

Program Unit Chairs

Leslie Baynes

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