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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

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Ritual in the Biblical World

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Ritual in the Biblical World section will offer three sessions in the upcoming 2021 annual meeting. 1) The first session will continue our ongoing discussion on the relationship between ritual and epistemology; in light of this we invite proposals which will address the epistemological function of ritual in the ANE/OT/NT/Late Antiquity. 2) The second session will be an open session. We encourage those of you working on rituals in texts as well as ritual acts and iconography to consider proposing to this session which will offer a forum for discussing theory and methods in the field of ritual studies in the world of the Bible, i.e. OT/NT/ Late Antiquity. 3) The third session, in conjunction with our interest in ritual and epistemology, is a joint session with the Senses, Cultures and Biblical Worlds section. It will continue the exploration of ritual and epistemology, with focus on the epistemological role of the senses on ritual praxis. This will not be an open call.

Program Unit Chairs

Daniel Belnap
Jade Weimer

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