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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

The Historical Paul


Program Unit Type: Consultation
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Historical Paul consultation will hold three sessions in 2019, two with invited papers and one open-call session. The first invited session, co-sponsored with the Pauline Epistles unit, will take up ancient divination, especially textual divination, as a context for Paul's activity and exegesis. The second invited session will revisit Paul's references in Phil 1:13 and 4:22 to the "praetorium" and "Caesar's household," considering their implications not only for the location of Paul's imprisonment, but also for describing Paul's place as a social actor in the Roman world. For the third, open-call session, we invite paper proposals in keeping with the objectives of the consultation. We are particularly interested in proposals that take up concrete biographical problems and/or invoke fresh comparanda that help to position Paul within his social world.

Program Unit Chairs

Heidi Wendt
Ryan S. Schellenberg

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