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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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Inventing Christianity: Apostolic Fathers, Apologists, and Martyrs

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Inventing Christianity Unit plans to run three sessions in 2020. (1) Baptism: Texts, Theologies, and Rituals. We invite papers on any aspect of baptism in early Christianity. Papers could explore controversies, texts, liturgies and rituals, material culture, or baptism used as metaphor. (2) Canons and Canonicity. Papers are invited on the general theme of canons and canonicity. Scholars tend to operate with more informal canons of texts (e.g. Martyr Acts; Apostolic Fathers); we invite papers that engage these canons or question their boundaries. Proposals might also explore the creations or receptions of canons, texts which fall outside of popular or scholarly canons, or questions arising from the process of canonisation, informal or formal. (3) We will be holding a panel of invited papers to mark the significant contribution of Professor Judith Lieu to the study of Early Christianity.

Program Unit Chairs

Paul Middleton
Taylor G. Petrey

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