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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

Religion and Philosophy in Late Antiquity

Program Unit Type: Seminar
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: For our second year, we will be hosting our seminar and co-sponsoring two additional sessions. For the seminar, we will have invited papers, which will be made available prior to the 2019 meeting. For more information about the seminar, contact (2). Astrology, Philosophy, Religion. In antiquity, astrology elicited strong and diverse opinions. To some it was a philosophical praxis allowing the soul to imitate the divine order; to others, it was the work of demons, designed to keep human beings from God. We invite proposals that address astrology as a locus of philosophical or religious competition in late antiquity. Co-sponsored with "Religious Competition in Late Antiquity." (3) An invited session on Michael Swartz's The Mechanics of Providence: The Workings of Ancient Jewish Magic and Mysticism (Mohr Siebeck, 2018). This session is co-sponsored by Gnosticism, Esotericism, and Mysticism in Antiquity, and History and Literature of Early Rabbinic Judaism.”

Program Unit Chairs

Roshan Abraham
Todd Krulak

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