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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

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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 is entitled 'Wisdom tradition in North Africa' and will focus on the reception of biblical wisdom materials in North Africa, including so-called deuterocanonical books such as Sirach (but not including Psalms). Papers may focus on a particular book or passage in one or more authors or consider one author's use of a number of biblical books. The second session will be held jointly with Inventing Christianity: Apostolic Fathers, Apologists, and Martyrs, entitled 'Augustine and the second and third centuries.' We seek papers that discuss Augustine’s engagement with second and third century texts, figures or theologies. Papers might also consider the ways in which the second and third century worlds had an influence (in the broadest sense) on Augustine’s work. We will also have two sessions of invited papers in memory of David Riggs, one of the co-founders of our section. They will focus on 'Pagan'-Christian interaction in Roman (and post-Roman) North Africa.

Program Unit Chairs

Alden Bass
Edwina Murphy

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