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The Society of Biblical Literature is the oldest and largest international scholarly membership organization in the field of biblical studies. Founded in 1880, the Society has grown to over 8,500 international members including teachers, students, religious leaders and individuals from all walks of life who share a mutual interest in the critical investigation of the Bible.
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2014 International Meeting

Vienna, Austria

Meeting Begins: 7/6/2014
Meeting Ends: 7/10/2014

Call For Papers Opens: 10/28/2013
Call For Papers Closes: 2/12/2014
Requirements for Participation

Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: This year the section will have two sessions. The first session will be open to various topics within the study of Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha. The second session will feature a joint panel with the Apocalyptic Literature and the Nag Hammadi and Gnosticism sections on the topic of "Apocalypticism in Late Antique Christianity: New Perspectives, Fresh Challenges." Six invited papers will discuss apocalyptic texts, themes, and traditions in Christianity from the second century CE to the rise of Islam. The discussion will be channeled towards comprehending the distinctive nature of late antique Christian apocalypticism, describing its expressions in their various social and cultural ecologies, and formulating a new understanding of its role as "apocryphal" literature and its relationship with "gnostic" categories. The goal of the session is to move towards the preparation of a comprehensive volume on the apocalypticism in late antique Christianity in light of recent scholarship.

Program Unit Chairs

 Tobias Nicklas

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