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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

Early Christianity (EABS)

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: Ritual and Worship: Worship and liturgical practices can not only reflect doctrinal and theological convictions, but also help develop, shape, or even create them. For this reason, the practice of liturgy and worship has been dubbed a ‘theological laboratory’. This year, for the EABS Early Christianity section, papers are sought that explore any aspect of liturgy, worship, or ritual in early Christianity. Papers might address the development of any particular liturgical practice; the relationship between worship and the development of Christology; the place, context, background, or content of hymns (canonical or extra-canonical); the role of hymns in the development of ‘orthodoxies’; how historical or contemporary liturgical or hymnody interpret the past; or any other aspect of the theme. Papers are also invited for an open session on any aspect of the Unit’s aims.

Program Unit Chairs

Paul Middleton

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