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Meeting Program Units

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

Mind, Society, and Religion: Cognitive Science Approaches to the Biblical World


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: For the 2017 Annual Meeting, the program unit (1) accepts proposals to open sessions related to cognitive science of religion, social cognition, role of emotions in biblical literature, and evolutionary foundations of morality. (2) We organize a thematic session on costly signaling theory, with the keynote speaker Richard Sosis of the University of Connecticut. We also welcome paper proposals with special attention to applications to ancient history and biblical literature. (3) We organize a joint session on the historical Jesus, exorcism and spirit possession together with the Historical Jesus and the Religious Experience in Antiquity program units. The papers will be mainly invited, but some proposed papers may be included.

Program Unit Chairs

Istvan Czachesz
Jutta Jokiranta

Propose a Paper for this Program Unit

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