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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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Second Corinthians: Pauline Theology in the Making


Program Unit Type: Seminar
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: For the 2017 annual meeting the Second Corinthians: Pauline Theology in the Making Seminar is planning two sessions. (1) A session co-sponsored with the John’s Apocalypse and the Mysticism, Esotericism and Gnosticism in Antiquity Sections 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. (2) A session on sections of, or on the whole of, 2 Corinthians 12, along the lines of the goals of the Seminar, for which there is an open call for papers. In this session, our focus will be on the role of revelatory experiences in creating knowledge and understanding, and related to this, how authority and power can be claimed based on this knowledge. We also welcome papers on how the weakness and power motif functions in 2 Corinthians 12, regarding especially, but not limited to, the question of knowledge, and on the use of the term “signs, wonders, and mighty works.”

Program Unit Chairs

Dominika A. Kurek-Chomycz
Steven Kraftchick

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