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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

Social Scientific Criticism of the New Testament

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Social Scientific Criticism of the New Testament Unit is happy to offer four panels in 2018: 1. One panel will review the Bible Odyssey website through the lens of the social sciences; participants will be invited. 2. A second panel (co-sponsored with the Q Unit) will review two recent books on parables: _The Parables in Q_ by Dieter Roth and _The Parables of Jesus the Galilean_ by Ernest van Eck; participants will be invited. 3. A third panel (co-sponsored with the Religious Competition in Antiquity Unit) will concern the topic of Social Network Theory and Competition; we gladly invite proposals for papers that consider the mechanisms and processes that make early religious groups successful and competitive on the religious landscape of the Roman Empire. Preference will be given to papers that explicitly engage with Social Network Theory. 4. And as always, we will feature an Open Session for which we invite any proposals relevant to the social scientific study of the New Testament.

Program Unit Chairs

Sarah E. Rollens
Zeba A. Crook

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