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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

Wisdom and Apocalypticism


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Wisdom and Apocalypticism program unit will hold four sessions at the 2019 SBL Annual Meeting in San Diego. The first is an invited session, “Knowledge and the Cosmos in the Wisdom of Solomon and Related Literature,” which will explore the role of the cosmos in the Wisdom of Solomon as well as comparative materials from apocalyptic literature, Qumran, and philosophical traditions. The second, “Spiritual Exercise and Wisdom: Formation of the Subject,” is also an invited session. Papers will consider new dimensions in the study of the subject in antiquity, highlighting discourses of asceticism, confession, therapy, and reading as a mode of self-examination. The third is a special session, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Wisdom and Apocalypticism program unit. A panel of invited speakers, including founding members, past chairs, and others who have helped in the development of the unit over the years, will share their thoughts on the history, accomplishments, and future of the group. The fourth session is open and we welcome submissions on any topic that relates to sapiential and/or apocalyptic traditions in early Jewish and/or Christian literature. Submissions are particularly encouraged from women and underrepresented minorities.

Program Unit Chairs

Jason M. Zurawski
Emma Wasserman

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