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A Calendar of Events for Biblical and Religious Studies
Events that are of interest to SBL members may be submitted to Sharon Johnson.  Inclusion in the calendar does not constitute an endorsement by SBL of the event. Minor editorial revisions may be made for stylistic purposes and for reasons of length. Submissions must include a link for more information - either a website or an email link. We cannot host PDF documents.

October 2022
10/18 The Heroic Ideal in Augustine
The first in a series of Patristic talks organized by the Pontifical Faculty of Theology at St. Augustine’s Seminary
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10/22 Bringing the Word Home:The Guatemalan Aural Bible Translation Project
The Anglican Association of Biblical Scholars invites you to join a virtual meeting on our continuing theme, “Teaching the Bible in Context.” Dr. Phil Ruge-Jones on Bringing the Word Home:The Guatemalan Aural Bible Translation Project
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November 2022
11/19-11/22 2022 SBL Annual Meeting
will be held at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado.
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December 2022
12/1 Call for Papers: CTCL-Symposium 2023
Pope Francis speaks in Evangelii Gaudium “of the need to promote a sound ‘decentralization’” (16) mirrored in the newly promulgated Constitution for the Roman Curia and the importance of the Dicastery for Evangelisation for the life of the Church (Praedicate Evangelium, Art. 53-58). At the same time, the church in our times is characterised by an abuse of power ultimately leading to a Synodal Pathway that will culminate in a Synod of Bishops on “Communion, Participation, and Mission” in autumn 2023. An important question surrounding these events that this symposium takes as a hypothesis lies in the right understanding of power in the Church.
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12/1 Call for Papers: "(Anti)-Apocalypticism throughout Antiquity"
The University of Zurich is organising a conference on the subject of "(Anti-)Apocalypticism in Antiquity", which is going to take place at the Monte Verità Conference Centre in Ascona, Switzerland, from July 16th to 19th 2023. The event is part of the "Congressi Stefano Franscini" events series. This international congress will serve as a platform for interdisciplinary exchange on the subject of apocalyptic thinking, its critiques, and the cultural and intellectual history surrounding apocalyptic traditions in ancient cultures. Besides a number of invited sessions with participants from the disciplines of theology, history, classics, philology, and other areas of research interested in various ancient cultures, the organisers invite offered papers for contributions of a maximum of 15 to 20 minutes. This call for papers is open to both junior and senior scholars from all disciplines within the study of ancient texts, languages, cultures and thought, while there is some focus on Ancient Near Eastern, Mediterranean, Levantine, Egyptian, and Persian contexts. Scholars researching questions in relation to (anti-)apocalypticism are invited to send abstracts for proposed papers to the organisers by email to the following address: Abstracts should be of an approximate length of 300-400 words and be supplemented by a small paragraph describing the scholar's academic background.
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