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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 of Religious Antiquity


Program Unit Type: Seminar
Accepting Papers? No

Call For Papers: The Rhetoric of Religious Antiquity Seminar provides a forum for collegial work exploring religious texts of the ancient Mediterranean using sociorhetorical interpretation as an analytical framework. We value input from those familiar with sociorehtorical interpretation and active engagement with scholars from a variety of content areas and interpretive approaches. In 2019, we will be holding three sessions. In Track 1: New Horizons in Sociorhetorical Interpretation, we will continue our look at the sublime as part of ancient rhetoric by considering the experience of terror more specifically. In Track 2: Refining Sociorhetorical Interpretation, a panel of presenters from different disciplines will address the role of mental images and embodied experience in dialogue with the analysis of rhetography in sociorhetorical interpretation. This session is co-sponsored with our colleagues in Senses, Cultures, and Biblical Worlds. Track 3 is the Sociorhetorical Analytical Seminar, which demonstrates in-depth commentary work using the sociorhetorical analytic, especially for those who are unfamiliar with the approach. Duane Watson will lead an exploration of 1 Peter for this session.

Program Unit Chairs

Bart B. Bruehler
Robert H. von Thaden, Jr.

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