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Sacred Texts in Their Social-Political Contexts – The 2013 St Andrews Graduate Conference for Biblical and Early Christian Studies

In Candida R. MOSS, Loren STUCKENBRUCK, Matthew NOVENSON, Nathan MACDONALD, St Andrews Graduate Conference for Biblical and Early Christian Studies on February 12, 2013 at 11:19 am

7-11 July 2013

This year’s conference is included within the International Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, and will explore the (theo)political visions of authoritative/sacred texts in their historical contexts. It is aimed at graduate students and early career scholars, welcoming contributors from the following fields of research: Old Testament / Hebrew Bible, Pseudepigrapha & Dead Sea Scrolls, New Testament, and Early Christianity.

We are glad to have with us the following plenary speakers, leading the four sections respectively:

  • Nathan MacDonald (Cambridge)
  • Loren Stuckenbruck (München)
  • Matthew Novenson (Edinburgh)
  • Candida Moss (Notre Dame)

We are welcoming 250-word abstracts via email at by the 1st of March. Non-SBL members are welcomed.

Topics will include (but will not be limited to), sacred texts and:

  • Resistance to hegemony/imperial ideology
  • Negotiating power relations
  • The theopolitical imagination
  • The formation of political communities
  • ‘Apocalyptic’ texts and political theology.

It is intended that selected papers will be published in a proceedings volume.

Download conference flyer: StAnGCBECS_2013 (PDF, 970 KB).

Updates will become available here.

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Organisers: Dan Batovici, Jamie Davies, John A. Dunne

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