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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

Religious Experience in Antiquity


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Religious Experience in Antiquity unit invites paper proposals for one of its three sessions at the 2019 SBL meeting. Our first session is an open call on the theme: “The Performance of Religious Experiences.” We especially welcome proposals that focus on the performative aspects of religious experience, or on the ways that performances both reflect and/or idealise religious experiences. Other proposals within the scope of our program unit will also be considered. All proposals should specify the texts or other material artifacts under discussion and include a clear methodological perspective. Innovative approaches are most welcome. The second session will consist of invited papers to review Meredith Warren’s monograph, “Food and Transformation in Ancient Mediterranean Literature” (WGRWSup; SBL Press, 2019). The third session will consist of invited papers on the theme, “Experiencing Demonic Beings”.

Program Unit Chairs

Catherine Playoust
Frederick S. Tappenden

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