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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

Polis and Ekklesia: Investigations of Urban Christianity

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: This unit of the SBL investigates the expansion of early Christianity as an urban phenomenon from Jerusalem to Rome, from the perspective of Paul's letters and the Acts of the Apostles, in the context of the local documentary and archaeological evidence. The Consultation seeks to bring together scholars of early Christianity and Greco-Roman antiquity in the study of early Christian texts as primary evidence for the understanding of civic and religious life in the first and second century Mediterranean world. The wide range of methodologies and disciplines employed in this investigation aims at a more holistic approach than has been the case in the past. The focus of the consultation in 2018 is twofold. The first session will be an invited panel discussion of "Early Christianity in Lycaonia and Adjacent Areas: From Paul to Amphilochius of Iconium" by Cilliers Breytenbach and Christiane Zimmermann (Brill 2018); two further sessions invite papers on the region of Galatia and the Galatian churches from Late Hellenism to Late Antiquity, attending to the particular aspects of the Section’s objectives.

Program Unit Chairs

Prof Alan H. Cadwallader
Prof. Dr. Angela Standhartinger

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