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2020 Annual Meeting

Virtual Meeting

Meeting Begins11/29/2020
Meeting Ends12/11/2020

Call for Papers Opens: 1/7/2020
Call for Papers Closes: 3/11/2020

Requirements for Participation


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Matthew Section is seeking proposals on Matthean topics for the 2020 Annual Meeting in Boston. We will hold three sessions at this meeting. Two of these will be invited sessions. The first is co-hosted with Christian Theology and the Bible. This session continues our study of women in/on Matthew’s Gospel. This year the panel will focus on women in Matthew and women interpreting women in Matthew, especially from a theological perspective. The second is a panel discussion of Matthew within Judaism (Runesson and Gurtner, eds.) and Matthew within Sectarian Judaism (Kampen). The third session is open to any topic in Matthean studies. Submissions will be evaluated based on the originality and clarity of the thesis proposed, command of current and classic scholarship (author; year), quality and clarity of supporting evidence, and the overall contribution it makes to knowledge and the vision of SBL Matthew to present the best in Matthean scholarship. Please note that proposals lacking a clear thesis and explicit reference to the scholarly context of the proposed paper will not be considered. Ideally, abstracts should be less than 300 words.

Program Unit Chairs

Catherine Sider Hamilton
Nathan Eubank

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