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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

Disputed Paulines

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Disputed Paulines Section will offer two sessions in 2023, for which we invite papers exploring historical, sociological, literary (including rhetorical), and theological matters that bear upon the interpretation of one or more of the Disputed Paulines (or a discreet section thereof). In addition to an open session, in 2023 we are offering a special session with a more specific focus. According to the UN, one in three women experience domestic violence globally, with as many as 45,000 women and girls killed by their intimate partners or other family members in 2021. With those troubling statistics in view, this year we especially welcome papers that explore how any aspect of the Disputed Pauline letters can bring a word of hope for healthier and safer family relationships.

Program Unit Chairs

Jerry L. Sumney
Lisa Marie Belz

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