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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

Christian Apocrypha

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Christian Apocrypha program unit welcomes papers on a diverse array of topics and texts for the 2018 Annual Meeting. We will hold one joint session with the Religious Competition in Late Antiquity program unit. For this joint session, we invite papers that focus on competition in apocryphal Christian writings; for example, around issues of authority, interpretation, cult practice, etc. Furthermore, given the heightened cultural awareness of sexual assault and toxic masculinities, we are particularly interested in the ways that competing understandings of these concepts find expression in the Christian Apocrypha. We will also hold a session devoted to the comparison of canonical and apocryphal gospels; we are inviting proposals that place these gospels in a common intertextual field, exploring their theological and ideological convergences and divergences. In addition to these two planned sessions, the steering committee welcomes submissions on any topic pertaining to the Christian Apocrypha, broadly construed.

Program Unit Chairs

Brent C. Landau

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