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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

Contextualizing North African Christianity


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: This year we have an open call for two sessions. Session 1 is entitled Constructing Gender in North African Christianity. We are interested in papers which consider how masculinity and femininity are constructed and portrayed in North African Christianity. This may be addressed in a number of ways: through the attributes assigned to the martyrs, through the use of biblical figures, or through directions in sermons and treatises, to name a few. Session 2 will be a professional seminar designed to better equip scholars in the use of material culture in their research and teaching, led by Dr. Susan Stevens, Randolph College, who will discuss her excavations at Bir Ftouha (Carthage), followed by discussion and two more invited presentations on North African material culture. In addition, we will host a joint session with the Early Exegesis of Genesis 1-3 seminar, focusing on the interpretation of Gen. 1-3 in the North African context in the fourth and fifth century. For this session, proposals that deal with Gen. 1-3 in Latin Manichaeism and in Augustine are welcome. Among others, the interpretation of light and darkness, the understanding of humans as created in God's image, and the idea and impact of original sin are topics that could be addressed.

Program Unit Chairs

David E. Wilhite
Edwina Murphy

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