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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

Contextualizing North African Christianity


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: This year, we have an open call for two sessions. The first session is entitled Prophets and Prophecy in North African Christianity. Submissions may examine either the reception of biblical prophets (books or individuals) or the phenomenon of prophecy then current in North Africa. Papers may focus on a single text or author, or trace a character or theme through a variety of sources. Resubmissions of papers withdrawn last year are welcome, as are new submissions. The second session is entitled Sermons and Sermonisers in North African Christianity. Submissions may consider a particular homily or collection of homilies, preaching on a particular text, or an aspect of the practice of preaching in North Africa. We will also hold an invited panel session on a forthcoming book, and will co-sponsor (with the AAR Augustine and Augustinianisms Unit) an interview with James K. A. Smith, discussing the questions raised by his bestselling On the Road with Saint Augustine: A Real-World Spirituality for Restless Hearts (Brazos, 2019).

Program Unit Chairs

Edwina Murphy
Jonathan P. Yates

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