The unit provides a forum for presentation and discussion of original scholarly research on all facets of the interpretation of the Pauline Corpus in the New Testament. This includes consideration of exegetical, socio-historical, history of religions, theological, literary, history of interpretation, and methodological questions. Papers that focus on how the cultural experiences of present-day readers contribute to a fuller understanding of texts are also encouraged.
There will also be a special session focussing on the city of Philippi with contributions from archaeologists and epigraphers. This session promises to be interesting to those who are keen on the pagan cults of Philippi, Christian inscriptions, and Roman urbanism and architecture.
Scholars and students from the majority world enjoys a special rate to join SBL via the International Cooperation initiative.
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