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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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Second Corinthians: Pauline Theology in the Making

Program Unit Type: Seminar
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: For the 2018 Annual Meeting the Second Corinthians: Pauline Theology in the Making Seminar is planning two sessions. (1) A panel on sections of, or on the whole of, 2 Corinthians 13, along the lines of the goals of the seminar. Themes of interest include, but are not limited to, “Kreuzestheologie” in vv. 3-4; the significance of vv. 11-13 for the Literarkritik of 2 Corinthians; the question of the number of visits at the beginning of chapter in relation to the issue of the interim visit and the evidence for it in the letter; the notion of Christ speaking “in Paul” (v. 3) and thus Paul’s role as a medium of communication between God and the Corinthians. (2) A panel on the reception history of Paul’s Second Letter to the Corinthians throughout the centuries, including 20-21 century appropriations of the letter. In this session our interest is in particular in how the history of reception of the thought of 2 Corinthians sheds light on Paul’s theological endeavour. For all panels, the abstract should state the paper's thesis and outline the approach that will be taken. We encourage paper proposals which make use of contemporary methods and approaches to biblical interpretation.

Program Unit Chairs

Dominika A. Kurek-Chomycz
Steven Kraftchick

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