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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

Polis and Ekklesia: Investigations of Urban Christianity


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: This unit of the SBL investigates the expansion of early Christianity as an urban phenomenon from Jerusalem to Rome, from the perspective of Paul's letters, the book of Acts and other early Christian writings, in the context of the local documentary and archaeological evidence. The section seeks to bring together scholars of early Christianity and Greco-Roman antiquity in the study of early Christian texts as primary evidence for the understanding of civic and religious life in the first and second century Mediterranean world. The wide range of methodologies and disciplines employed in this investigation aims at a more holistic approach than has been the case in the past. The focus of the final session of the consultation in 2019 is threefold: firstly, Paul and Jerusalem; secondly, the transformation of Jerusalem in the first two centuries of the common era; thirdly, the links between Jerusalem and Caesarea Maritima. We invite papers in each of these three sessions.

Program Unit Chairs

Prof Alan H. Cadwallader
Prof. Dr. Angela Standhartinger

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