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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
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Synoptic Gospels

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: Study of the Synoptic Gospels is critical for a literate understanding of religious discussions and imperatives in today's world. This year, three sessions will be organized and proposals are welcome for each one of them. The themes of the sessions are: 1. Orality, Memory and Literacy in the formation process of the Synoptic Gospels. Since there is no special session on Q, we invite proposals in two categories: one specializing in Q and the other on the Synoptic Gospels. 2. The Synoptic Problem Reconsidered. At the beginning of the session Dennis R. MacDonald will outline his alternative solution to the synoptic problem based on his Two Shipwrecked Gospels (SBL 2012), and we invite responses to his solution. 3. Special Themes on the Synoptic Gospels. All topics are welcome. We especially welcome proposals that deal with more than one Gospel. Please indicate in your proposal which session your paper will fit best.

Program Unit Chairs

 Sakari H√§kkinen
 J. R. C. Cousland

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