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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

Christian Apocrypha


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Christian Apocrypha program unit will host four sessions on a diverse array of topics and texts for the 2020 Annual Meeting. Two sessions will be invited panels: The first will be co-sponsored by "Beyond Canon: Heterotopias of Religious Authority in Ancient Christianity." This session will feature fellows from the institute and their work on literary and material traditions beyond the biblical canon, especially concerning their significance in the ritual life of churches. The second session will be a discussion panel on the second volume of Tony Burke's New Testament Apocrypha: More Noncanonical Scriptures (Eerdmans, 2020) and showcase a number of lesser-known apocryphal texts and their place in biblical history. For the third session, co-sponsored by the Nag Hammadi and Gnosticism program unit, we invite proposals on any topic on Coptic Apocryphal texts. For our fourth session, we invite proposals on any topic pertaining to the study of apocryphal texts.

Program Unit Chairs

Janet Elizabeth Spittler
Lily Vuong

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