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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

Historical Jesus


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Historical Jesus section organizes four sessions for the 2019 meeting. 1) 100 years of form criticism. A joint session with the Synoptic Gospel highlights the centenary of the publication of the three form-critical 'classics' by Dibelius (Die Formgeschichte des Evangeliums, in 1919), Schmidt (Der Rahmen der Geschichte Jesu, in 1919), and Bultmann (Die Geschichte der synoptischen Tradition in 1921). The papers by invited speakers will discuss and assess the impact of form criticism on the historical Jesus research. 2) A book review session on Joel Marcus’s book John the Baptist in History and Theology (University of South Carolina Press, 2018) with invited speakers. 3) New trends in research on Jewish apocalyptic thought. This session focuses on new development within the study of apocalyptic ideas in early Judaism and the implications for understanding Jesus’ apocalyptic message. The session will include invited speakers but we also invite proposals on this topic. 4) An open session for which we welcome proposals on topics related to the research on the historical Jesus. Thus, we invite scholars to submit proposals for two of the sessions.

Program Unit Chairs

Cecilia Wassén

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