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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

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Book of Acts

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: For 2018, the Book of Acts Section is planning two sessions. The first is an invited session on "Paul within Judaism in the Book of Acts,” a topic which provides a much needed follow-up to the section’s recent explorations of ethnicity in Luke-Acts, especially with an eye toward the ways in which Paul’s characterization in Acts has influenced notions of ethnicity, early Christian identity formation, exclusion, and supersessionism within Christian theology. Given recent scholarship on the historical Paul's Jewish identity, this session also seeks to clarify the persistent questions that surround “the Lukan Paul." In addition, we invite submissions for an open session covering any aspect of research related to the Acts of the Apostles, including (e.g.) textual, theological, narratival, historical, reception-historical, exegetical, social-scientific, and ideological approaches. Proposals that address questions related to Paul and Judaism in Acts will be particularly welcome.

Program Unit Chairs

Eric D. Barreto
Matthew L. Skinner

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