The 3rd Annual IAC-sponsored session for the

Society of Biblical Literature

 

Biblical and Cognate Studies for the 21st Century

 

What Biblical Scholars Should Know About Comparative Approaches to Ancient Mediterranean Religions

(SBL Session: S19-100)

Monday, 19 November 2007, 4-6:30 pm

Location:  Room 31 C

Convention Center

 

IAC Project Directors and Session Coordinators

Michele Salzman, University of California-Riverside, Director of IAC Late Latin Letters Project

AND

Marvin A. Sweeney, Claremont School of Theology, Claremont Graduate University

Director of IAC Prophecy and Politics in 7th-Century Judea AND FOTL Projects

 
Presiding:

Dennis R. MacDonald

Claremont School of Theology & Claremont Graduate University

IAC Director & Director of IAC Mimesis in Ancient Jewish and Christian Literature Project

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Papers:

An Introduction to the Study of Comparative Ancient Religion

and the Cambridge History of Ancient Mediterranean Religions
Michele Renee Salzman, University of California-Riverside
 
Editing a Volume on the Religions of Antiquity: Approaches, Problems and Pitfalls
William Adler, North Carolina State University
 

Israelite and Judean Religions in Comparative Perspective
Marvin A. Sweeney
, Claremont School of Theology, Claremont Graduate University
 
Syro-Canaanite Religions: A Construct of Metaphors
David Wright, Brandeis University

 

Berbers, Romans, Vandals, and Greeks: Carthage as a Cultural Crossroad
Robin Jensen, Vanderbilt University

 

Sacred Topographies:

Monuments, Memory, and Religious Identity in Late Ancient Rome
Dennis Trout, University of Missouri

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Commentator:  David Frankfurter, University of New Hampshire

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