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Meeting Program Units

2020 Annual Meeting

Boston, MA

Meeting Begins11/21/2020
Meeting Ends11/24/2020

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

Requirements for Participation

Nag Hammadi and Gnosticism


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Nag Hammadi and Gnosticism Section is planning to hold four sessions at the Annual Meeting in Boston. There is an open call for the first session for papers on any topic related to the interests of the section. For the second session, we encourage proposals addressing the topic of Jesus, gospels, and the Nag Hammadi collection. In this session, we will also review volume 2 of The Reception of Jesus in the First Three Centuries, edited by Chris Keith, Helen Bond, Christine Jacobi, and Jens Schröter. Additionally, there will be two joint sessions: one with The Bible, Myth, and Myth Theory section, which welcomes proposals that study extant Gnostic and related literature using methodologies conventionally employed in the study of ancient myth; and the other with the Christian Apocrypha section that welcomes proposals on Apocryphal texts in Coptic. For all four sessions, advanced graduate students and women scholars are especially invited to submit abstracts for consideration.

Program Unit Chairs

Nicola Denzey Lewis
Tuomas Rasimus

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