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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
Requirements for Participation

Jesus Traditions, Gospels, and Negotiating the Roman Imperial World

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: This year we will have two open sessions. For both of these sessions, we are particularly interested in papers that focus on the exercise of power exerted from above and/or negotiated from below. Proposals are especially encouraged that engage this theme by using theoretical concepts that offer nuanced understandings of how gospel authors and audiences negotiated the broader ideological and material practices of the Roman Empire. The first half of the first session will be devoted to discussion of Dorothy Jean Weaver's book, The Irony of Power: The Politics of God within Matthew's Narrative (Wipf and Stock, 2017), with two invited respondents. The remainder of that session and our entire second session will be open to proposals related to the more general theme of the exercise of power.

Program Unit Chairs

Catherine M. Murphy

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