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2018 International Meeting

Helsinki, Finland

Meeting Begins: 7/30/2018
Meeting Ends: 8/3/2018

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: 10/18/2017
Call For Papers Closes: 2/15/2018
Requirements for Participation

Biblical Characters in Three Traditions (Judaism, Christianity, Islam)


Program Unit Type: Seminar
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: Biblical literature, the literatures of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and related literatures all place an importance on literature as an important medium for disseminating important “truths” to those with whom the writers wish(ed) to communicate. To Moses, Paul, and Muhammad have been ascribed three anthologies that flow from a similar world-view. Through the three (plus) bodies of literature, one notices a similar theme (not necessarily style) that demonstrates an association by writers who have inherited a specific, progressive Middle Eastern world-view. That world-view has, of course, been informed by neighbors of the core groups of Christians, Jews, and Muslims in a most positive way. Several authors or scribes have been identified as making this traditional literature available to us: Moses, the Hebrew prophets, the writers during the Persian and Greek periods (including the contributors to the New Testament and related literature), and the dictated version of the Prophet Muhammad’s Qur’an. These we intend to explore in great detail.

Program Unit Chairs

John Tracy Greene

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