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2023 Annual Meeting

San Antonio, Texas

Meeting Begins11/18/2023
Meeting Ends11/21/2023

Call for Papers Opens: 1/23/2023
Call for Papers Closes: 3/14/2023

Requirements for Participation

John's Apocalypse and Cultural Contexts Ancient and Modern

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: We invite submissions for an open session on John's Apocalypse and Cultural Contexts, Ancient and Modern. While we welcome proposals on all aspects of the book of Revelation, we especially invite papers that offer new perspectives on the text, including papers that approach the text from specific hermeneutical contexts, employ innovative approaches to the Apocalypse, and/or offer new perspectives on enduring questions. We also invite papers for an open session on 'Revelation 2-3'. We welcome papers exploring any aspect of these chapters including (but not limited to) genre, angelology, gender theory, performance criticism, material culture, reception history, archaeology, visual art, ancient Christian commentary, urbanism, manuscript studies, and Second Temple Judaism. We will also host a joint session of invited papers with Archaeology of Roman Religion Section on the work of Steven Friesen.

Program Unit Chairs

Michelle Fletcher
Olivia Stewart Lester

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