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Meeting Program Units

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

Rhetoric and Early Christianity


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Rhetoric and New Testament Section acknowledges that, given our current socio-political climate and discursive landscape, the study of rhetoric and biblical literature is as highly relevant as ever. To this end, we call for proposals centering on several themes at the 2019 annual meeting. All approaches to the study of rhetoric and the New Testament will be considered. Proposals that focus on the question of why the study of rhetoric and the New Testament matters now will be particularly welcome. FIRST: We seek proposals concerning “rhetorics of history and historiography,” broadly conceived. For this session, papers that consider the interplay of ancient and modern discourses, contexts, and deployments will be especially welcome. SECOND: We will co-sponsor a session with the Ancient Fiction section for which we invite proposals on “ancient fictional letters,” specifically addressing the way these letters incorporate the principles of rhetoric. THIRD: We will host a review session of M. Parsons and M. Martin, Ancient Rhetoric and the New Testament (Baylor, 2018); participants for this session have been invited. FINALLY, as usual we invite proposals dealing with various aspects of the intersection of the study of rhetoric and the New Testament.

Program Unit Chairs

Lillian I. Larsen
Davina C. Lopez

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