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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

Contextualizing North African Christianity


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: This year we have an open call for two sessions. The first is entitled Exploring the Meaning of African Identity Among Christians in Roman Africa, and this session will continue our unit's contextualizing focus on the meaning and significance of distinctively African social and cultural expressions for the formation of Christian identities in Roman Africa. The second session is entitled Gospel Narratives in Christian Africa. This will be a history of interpretation session devoted to various Gospel narratives as found in the writings of Christians from North Africa, such as Tertullian, Cyprian, Lactantius, Optatus, the Donatists, and Augustine. These early Christian North African writers are important witnesses to the Vetus Latina and other versions of the scriptures, and they represent some of the most influential voices in the early Latin tradition of biblical interpretation and theology.

Program Unit Chairs

David Riggs
David E. Wilhite

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