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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.
Meeting Program Units

2014 Annual Meeting

San Diego, CA

Meeting Begins: 11/22/2014
Meeting Ends: 11/25/2014

Call For Papers Opens: 12/20/2013
Call For Papers Closes: 3/5/2014
Requirements for Participation

Redescribing Early Christianity


Program Unit Type: Seminar
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Redescribing Early Christianity seminar seeks proposals for the 2014 Annual Meeting that mesh with the seminar’s agenda of providing significantly re-imagined descriptions and theoretically-informed explanations of “Christian” data and relevant comparanda from the first three centuries of this era. One session will be devoted to evolutionary and cognitive approaches, while the other will focus on theories related to social formation and social practice. We especially encourage papers that focus on large-scale theories, relating “Christian” materials to broader patterns of human behavior, as well as papers that do not assume the self-evident and monolithic identity of a reified “Christianity.” For both sessions, we anticipate a combination of invited papers and open submissions. Note that papers are to be predistributed, and only summarized, not read in their entirety, at the meeting itself.

Program Unit Chairs

 William E. Arnal
 Erin Roberts

Propose a Paper for this Program Unit

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For all other persons wanting to propose a paper, you must communicate directly with the chair of the program unit to which you want to propose. Chairs have the responsibility to make waiver requests, and their email addresses are available above. SBL provides membership and meeting registration waivers only for scholars who are outside the disciplines covered by the SBL program, specifically most aspects of archaeological, biblical, religious, and theological studies.

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