Society of Biblical Literature

2010 Annual Meeting

Atlanta, GA

Meeting Begins: 11/20/2010
Meeting Ends: 11/23/2010

Christianity in Egypt: Scripture, Tradition, and Reception

Program Unit Type: Consultation
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: First topic: The Christianity in Egypt Consultation invites proposals for papers on “Shenoute of Atripe” that explore significant emerging problems in the historical, philological, exegetical, and theological study of Shenoute’s writings. Papers may explore Shenoute’s context within the social and intellectual milieu of both the Panopolitan region and Coptic Egypt as a whole, his roles as monastic administrator and theologian, and issues of biography and chronology. Particularly welcome are studies that utilize recent advances in the reconstruction of Shenoute’s literary corpus either to provide new insights into individual works within Shenoute’s corpus or to draw exegetical, historical, theological, literary, and philological connections between works in his Canons, Discourses, and Letters. Second topic: We are seeking papers on the theme of Biblical interpretation as it relates to Christianity in Egypt. Papers may address a genre of interpretation, text, or theme. Proposals that address the history of reception of a particular text or theme are encouraged. Studies of sources in Greek, Coptic, Arabic, Ethiopic, Syriac, Armenian, Georgian, or Latin that are relevant to the program's focus on Biblical interpretation are welcomed.

Program Unit Chairs

Lois Farag  (
Andrew Crislip
Blake Chair in the History of Christianity
Virginia Commonwealth University
Department of History