Search SBL
 













Meeting Program Units

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

Graeco-Roman Society and the New Testament (EABS)


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: Two sessions are scheduled for the meeting in Helsinki: a) an open session where papers on any topic within the range of the interests of the research group are welcome. b) a thematic session focused on ""Marginal groups in Graeco-Roman cities"". The concept of marginality has been widely used in sociology but has not often been discussed in the context of Graeco-Roman society. Various persons, social, professional or religious groups (the early Christian groups among others) have been regarded as marginal in different social, geographical or cultural contexts. The present session will attempt to apply the insights of the previous sociological studies on data (both literary and material) from the cities of the Graeco-Roman world and to explore the notion of marginality in this world as well as its various manifestations in different local communities. More specifically, we invite papers that will focus either on methodological issues regarding maginalization processes and manifestations in the ancient world, especially in the realm of religion (however, not confinded in it) or critically discuss particular pieces of evidence that could provide information about various groups or persons living on the margins of the Graeco-Roman society. Moreover, studies that can relate the sociological discussion on marginalization with the New Testament evidence are welcome.

Program Unit Chairs

Ekaterini Tsalampouni
Jennifer Krumm
Soeng Yu Li

Propose a Paper for this Program Unit

If you are a SBL member, you must login before you can propose a paper for this or any other session. Please login by entering your SBL member number on the left in the Login box.

If you are a member of the European Association of Biblical Studies (EABS), but not of SBL, please click here to propose a paper.

For all other persons wanting to propose a paper, you must communicate directly with the chair of the program unit to which you want to propose. Chairs have the responsibility to make waiver requests, and their email addresses are available above. SBL provides membership and meeting registration waivers only for scholars who are outside the disciplines covered by the SBL program, specifically most aspects of archaeological, biblical, religious, and theological studies.

Questions About Membership?

  • Call 866-727-9955 Toll Free in the US
  • Call 404-727-9498 Outside the US
  • Fax us at 404-727-2419
  • Email us at sblservices@sbl-site.org
 
JOIN SBL   |  DONATE TO SBL   |  CONTACT SBL   |  BIBLE ODYSSEY   |  REVIEW OF BIBLICAL LITERATURE   |  SBL TWITTER   |  BIBLE ODYSSEY TWITTER

© 2018, Society of Biblical Literature. All Rights Reserved.