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2019 Annual Meeting

San Diego, CA

Meeting Begins11/23/2019
Meeting Ends11/26/2019

Call for Papers Opens: 12/19/2018
Call for Papers Closes: 3/6/2019

Requirements for Participation

Book of Acts

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Book of Acts section invites submissions for an open session covering any aspect of research related to the Acts of the Apostles, including (e.g.) textual, theological, narratival, historical, reception-historical, exegetical, social-scientific, and postcolonial approaches. The section also plans to host multiple sessions at the 2019 annual meeting composed of invited papers, respondents, and open discussion. One of these, sponsored jointly with the Latino/a and Latin American Biblical Interpretation section, will involve panelists and discussion exploring "Migrants, Refugees, Metics, and Migratory Networks in Acts." Another session featuring panelists and discussion will examine the topic of "Acts and Apocalyptic Discourse." Finally, a session sponsored jointly with the Early Jewish Christian Relations section will consist of a panel discussion of Paula Fredriksen's new book "When Christians Were Jews: The First Generation."

Program Unit Chairs

Eric D. Barreto
Matthew L. Skinner

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