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2015 International Meeting

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Meeting Begins7/20/2015
Meeting Ends7/24/2015

Call for Papers Opens: 10/29/2014
Call for Papers Closes: 2/25/2015

Requirements for Participation

Authority and Influence in Ancient Times


Program Unit Type: Seminar
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The aim of this seminar is to investigate the nature of authority and leadership language as it is used in Biblical documents (both Old and New Testament). Since definitions of what leadership really is vary widely, the seminar uses a functional approach. Contributors will be asked to focus on the texts of the Old and New Testaments (each according to his or her expertise) and to investigate how authority is expressed and handled, but also how a group is convinced to move along with a leader to a common goal. This year we request participants to give special attention to hermeneutical issues as part of their papers, i.e. whether and how the Biblical information may be used to inform current debates about leadership.

Program Unit Chairs

Jan G. van der Watt

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