In order to foster interdisciplinary dialogue, we welcome papers that adopt approaches from a variety of fields, including theology and religious studies, social sciences, ancient history, and literary studies. The unifying element will be the body of texts, as papers must deal with a non-Pauline and non-Johannine early Christian letter[s] (typically dated
pre-third century), as well as the theme of identity. This can include aspects of early
Christian identities revealed in the letters or how these letters shaped or influenced the identities of future Christians. Although comparative studies with other NT texts are
welcome, papers that address these neglected texts in their own right will be preferred. We welcome papers from researchers at every level, including postgraduate students.
Please e-mail your abstract of no more than 200 words to firstname.lastname@example.org by 18th January 2015.