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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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Christian Apocrypha

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Christian Apocrypha program unit will hold four sessions in 2017. The first of these is a joint session with the Nag Hammadi and Gnosticism program unit on the theme of “Coptic Apocrypha at Nag Hammadi and Beyond.” This session is intended to think about Coptic apocryphal literature more broadly than—but inclusive of and in conversation with—the Nag Hammadi Library. This session will have several invited participants, but submitted abstracts are very welcome. The second session will be a review of the newly-published anthology New Testament Apocrypha: More Noncanonical Scriptures (edited by Tony Burke and Brent Landau; Eerdmans, 2016) with invited panelists. The topics of the third and fourth sessions are open at present, though the steering committee has indicated interests in apocryphal epistles, and in the representation of the Christian Apocrypha in art and other facets of material culture.

Program Unit Chairs

Brent C. Landau

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