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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

Social Scientific Criticism of the New Testament


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Social Scientific Criticism of the New Testament Unit is happy to offer three sessions in 2019:

1. One of our sessions will be modeled on the format of the Context Group meetings, in which pre-circulated papers are discussed in a seminar format, with a formal response, followed by discussion with the audience. Some papers will be invited, but we are also accepting proposals for this session related to any aspect of the social-scientific study of the New Testament. Participants must agree to have their paper prepared for pre-circulation to discussants by November 1, 2019.

2. We will also feature a second session, thematically focused on Pain, Suffering, and Disability. We invite proposals that relate to this theme, and preference will be given to those that explicitly engage with social-scientific theories or frameworks.

3. And finally, as always, we will feature an Open Session, for which we enthusiastically invite any proposals related to any aspect of the social-scientific study of the New Testament.

Program Unit Chairs

Dr. Erin K. Vearncombe
Sarah E. Rollens

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