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2018 International Meeting

Helsinki, Finland

Meeting Begins7/30/2018
Meeting Ends8/3/2018

Call for Papers Opens: 10/18/2017
Call for Papers Closes: 2/14/2018

Requirements for Participation

Biblical Interpretation in Early Christianity

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: This year we especially invite papers examining the intersection of intertextuality with the theme and practice of “imitation.” How did patristic writers seek to imitate (or, conversely, differentiate themselves from) biblical authors? How did patristic exegesis interpret and borrow themes of imitation (of God. of Christ, of past and present exemplars) from scripture texts? How did patristic authors use and adapt biblical paraenesis, narratives, and values in their own, new constructions of mimesis and imitatio? We will also consider other proposals which contribute to our understanding of the structures, methodologies, concerns and assumptions functioning within patristic readings of biblical texts

Program Unit Chairs

Paul A. Hartog

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