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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 Q Section is pleased to offer three sessions for the 2021 meeting:

1. Q and the Historical Jesus/John: Did you think there was nothing left to say about Q and the historical Jesus or the historical John the Baptist? Wrong! There has admittedly been a great deal written on this topic, but we suspect a new generation of scholars has been thinking differently about it. In this session, we thus invite proposals (the more theoretical, the better!) that think carefully about the procedures and assumptions involved in using a text like Q to reconstruct the historical figures of Jesus and John. Some papers will be invited, but the section also welcomes unsolicited proposals for this panel.

2. Q and Materiality: The Q section invites papers examining the material features of the production and circulation of Q with particular attention given to their socio-cultural implications and using parallels drawn from early Jewish and Greco-Roman archives. Some papers will be invited, but the section also welcomes proposals for this panel.

3. Open Session: As always, we will reserve a third session as an open session, for which we warmly invite proposals on any aspect of research on Q.

Program Unit Chairs

Giovanni Battista Bazzana
Sarah E. Rollens

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