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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

Inventing Christianity: Apostolic Fathers, Apologists, and Martyrs

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: In 2019, Inventing Christianity invites papers for two sessions. First, we invite proposals relating to any aspect of the 'afterlives' of the disciples/apostles (understood flexibly), individually or collectively, in the second and third centuries CE. For our second session, we are open to receiving papers on any other aspect of the themes of the Unit, including Apostolic Fathers, martyr literature, or apologists in the second and third centuries CE. We will also be holding a joint session with Nag Hammadi and Gnosticism with invited papers celebrating the contributions of Karen L. King to the scholarship of Early Christianity.

Program Unit Chairs

Paul Middleton
Taylor G. Petrey

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