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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

Gospel of Mark

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Gospel of Mark invites papers on any topic advancing scholarship on the Gospel of Mark and particularly on two themes: genre and spiritual powers. We seek proposals that engage contemporary genre research or offer new perspectives on perennial debates about Mark’s genre. We also seek proposals examining Mark’s invisible world of spiritual powers, including God, the Holy Spirit, unclean spirits, and Satan. Jesus and others debate these powers and interact with them in various ways, including exorcisms, commanding spirits, and entering the spiritual world to converse with Moses and Elijah. First-time presenters are asked to provide their papers in full along with their proposal. Proposals are submitted through the SBL website. Applicants will receive a response within a week or so of close.

Program Unit Chairs

Kelli S. O'Brien

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