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2021 Annual Meeting

San Antonio, TX

Meeting Begins11/20/2021
Meeting Ends11/23/2021

Call for Papers Opens: 1/20/2021
Call for Papers Closes: 3/24/2021

Requirements for Participation


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Matthew Section is seeking proposals on Matthean topics for the 2021 Annual Meeting. We will hold three sessions at this meeting. Two are carried over from 2020. The first is an invited session, a panel discussion of Matthew within Judaism (Runesson and Gurtner) and Matthew within Sectarian Judaism (Kampen). The second is an open session, 'Topics in Matthew.' We invite proposals for the third - open - session. This session will focus on the theme 'Jesus and Power in Matthew: Dynamics in Text and Reception.' Contributions are invited on any topic related to this theme. These may include Jesus’ authority in Matthew and/or Matthean reception; power structures in the Matthean community; empire and worldly rule; Jesus, women and power; Jesus, poverty and power; Jesus, ethnicity and power, etc. Submissions will be evaluated on the originality and clarity of the thesis proposed, control of current and classic scholarship (author: year), quality and clarity of supporting evidence, and the overall contribution that it makes to the field of scholarship and to the vision of SBL Matthew to present the best in Matthean scholarship. (Note: ideally, abstracts should be less than 300 words).

Program Unit Chairs

Catherine Sider Hamilton
Nathan Eubank

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