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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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Early Jewish Christian Relations

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: Early Jewish Christian Relations is CALLING FOR PAPERS in 3 open sessions. The 4th session is an invited panel. 1.JEWISH-CHRISTIAN VIOLENCE IN WORD AND DEED: Exploring the relationship between violent language and the use of force in encounters between Jews and Christians. Papers should examine the vocabulary of violence, speech about violence, and rhetoric of violence in interactions between Christians and Jews in antiquity, real or imagined. How does the language of violence relate to actual Jewish-Christian interactions? 2.NEW WAYS OF STUDYING JEWISH-CHRISTIAN RELATIONS: Papers should propose new ways of talking about “Jews” and “Christians” in the context of early Jewish-Christian relations and the delayed partings of the ways. Considering the spectrum and multiplicity of practices, beliefs, and group affiliations among individuals whom scholars have historically labeled “Jews” and “Christians,” as well as the (frequent) futility of identifying texts as either “Jewish” and “Christian,” what new typologies and methodologies might be employed to better understand the matrix of groups who understand themselves as heirs to Israelite traditions (including “Samaritans,” “Manichaeans,” “Valentinians,” among others)? 3.KRISTER AMONG THE JEWS AND GENTILES: K. Stendahl (1921-2008) made fundamental contributions to 20th-century Jewish-Christian relations, women’s ordination, research on the Gospel of Matthew and the Dead Sea Scrolls, and especially, with his ground-breaking essay, “Paul and the Introspective Conscience of the West," the study of Paul’s letters--notably Romans. Marking the tenth anniversary of his death, this co-sponsored panel SEEKS PAPERS that explore, comment on, and extend the trajectories that emerge from his life and work. 4.INVITED BOOK REVIEW PANEL on S. Fine, _The Menorah: From the Bible to Modern Israel_ (HUP 2016) and R. Jensen, _The Cross: History, Art, Controversy_ (HUP 2017) co-sponsored with Art and Religions of Antiquity.

Program Unit Chairs

Eric Smith
Shira L. Lander

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