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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

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

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