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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

Letters of James, Peter, and Jude

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Letters of James, Peter, and Jude section is beginning a (multi-year) critical assessment of the evidence and methods that inform modern dialogues on matters of “introduction,” including authorship, date, literary relationships, etc. This represents an opportunity to investigate untested assumptions, to revisit long-held viewpoints, and to explore new avenues for answering some foundational interpretive questions. In 2023, we will have three sessions: (1) an invited session with papers devoted to re-examining the methods employed in modern discussions on the authorship of James, 1-2 Peter, and Jude; (2) an open session with papers that re-evaluate the evidence commonly informing authorship debates on James, 1-2 Peter, and Jude (e.g., educational opportunities, linguistic abilities, role of secretaries, eyewitness character, etc) and that suggest new ways of moving the authorship discussion forward; and (3) an open session with papers exploring any topic related to the study of the Letters of James, Peter, and Jude.

Program Unit Chairs

Dr. Darian Lockett
Mariam Kamell Kovalishyn

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