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Meeting Program Units

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

Development of Early Christian Theology


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? No

Call For Papers: In 2021 our program unit is sponsoring three sessions: 1) A session on biblical exegesis and the development of Christological doctrine in fifth-century authors and texts; 2) A panel discussion of Andrew Radde-Gallwitz’s Gregory of Nyssa’s Doctrinal Works: A Literary Study (OUP, 2018); and 3) A session on figural or allegorical exegesis of Homeric, Jewish, and Christian texts in antiquity. In addition, we running a joint session with the program unit "Early Exegesis of Gen. 1-3" on the role of Genesis 1-3 in the fifth-century Christological controversies. All of our papers accepted for the 2020 annual meeting were deferred to the 2021 meeting, so we are not accepting new proposals this year.

Program Unit Chairs

Erin Walsh
Peter Martens

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