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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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Contextualizing North African Christianity

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: This year we have an open call for two sessions. Session 1: “Exploring the Meaning of African Identity among Christians in Vandal Africa,” which will focus on the nature and significance of Punic and Romano-African cultural expressions during Vandal rule in North Africa. We are particularly interested in how these distinctively African identities influenced both the cultivation of and resistance to the Vandal’s Christian kingdom. Session 2: “Interpretations of Apocalyptic Texts in Christian North Africa,” which will be devoted to the reception and employment of such Scriptural texts among the writings of North African Christians, such as Tertullian, Cyprian, the Martyr Acts, Donatists such as Tyconius, Optatus, and Augustine. These early Christian North African writers are important witnesses to the Vetus Latina and other versions of the scriptures, and they represent some of the most influential voices in the early Latin tradition of biblical interpretation and theology.

Program Unit Chairs

David Riggs
David E. Wilhite

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