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2018 Annual Meeting

Denver, CO

Meeting Begins11/17/2018
Meeting Ends11/21/2018

Call for Papers Opens: 12/18/2017
Call for Papers Closes: 3/6/2018

Requirements for Participation

Paul and Politics

Program Unit Type: Seminar
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: Call For Papers: The Paul and Politics Section proposes four sessions at the 2018 Annual Meeting in Denver. The FIRST SESSION is an open session inviting proposals for papers on any element of research related to the relationship(s) between "Paul" and "politics" (in the broadest sense of both of these terms). The SECOND SESSION, co-sponsored by Speech and Talk in the Ancient World, will be a session investigating Paul, the communities to which Paul wrote, and the Pauline legacy within the context of civic and/or public discourse, both ancient and contemporary. Proposals that consider this complex of issues within conversations about the political nature of public civil speech (both ancient and contemporary) will be especially welcome. The THIRD SESSION, co-sponsored by Feminist Hermeneutics of the Bible, is a panel discussing issues of surrogacy, whether sexual, political, or theological, in any aspect of the study of communities to which Paul wrote, Paul’s letters, the Pauline legacy, and/or contemporary communities. The FOURTH SESSION will be a session considering the implications of slavery, whether metaphorical or material, in relationship to the sexual politics of Paul’s letters, the communities to which Paul wrote, and/or the Pauline legacy.

Program Unit Chairs

Angela Parker
Katherine A. Shaner

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