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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


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The SBL Q Section has planned three sessions for the 2018 Annual Meeting: (1) Open Session. Paper proposals on any topic related to Q or the Double Tradition material are welcome. (2) The Socio-Political Vision of Q. For this panel, we invite papers that explore how the socio-political vision of Q has been understood both in ancient and modern contexts. “Socio-political vision of Q” should be interpreted broadly, encompassing the ideal social world imagined by Q and/or the political interests that are promoted by the authors. We are especially interested in hearing from speakers who explore how Q could be subject to different social/religious/political interpretations today, particularly outside of dominant European and North American contexts of interpretation. Some panelists will be invited, but paper proposals are welcomed. (3) The Parables of Q: Book Review Panel. In this session, two new books will be featured: Ernest Van Eck, The Parables of Jesus the Galilean: Stories of a Social Prophet (Matrix; Eugene, OR: Cascade, 2016), and Dieter T. Roth, The Parables in Q (Library of New Testament Studies; London: T & T Clark, 2018). This session is jointly sponsored with the Social Scientific Criticism of the New Testament Section. Panelists will be invited.

Program Unit Chairs

Daniel A. Smith
Sarah E. Rollens

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