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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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).
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Organisers: Dan Batovici, Jamie Davies, John A. Dunne