Call for Papers: The St Andrews Symposium for Biblical and Early Christian Studies

Atonement: Sin, Sacrifice, and Salvation in Jewish and Christian Antiquity

The St Andrews Symposium for Biblical and Early Christian Studies

Atonement: Sin, Sacrifice, and Salvation in Jewish and Christian Antiquity

4-6 June 2018 St Mary’s College, University of St. Andrews

Plenary Addresses:

  • Christian Eberhart
  • Martha Himmelfarb
  • David Moffitt
  • Carol Newsom
  • Andrei Orlov
  • Deborah Rooke
  • Catrin Williams
  • David Wright
  • N.T. Wright

Short papers are invited that explore the diverse aspects of atonement within the following corpora: Hebrew Bible, Septuagint, Dead Sea Scrolls, Pseudepigrapha, New Testament, Rabbinic Judaism, and early Christianity. Abstracts if 250 words on the following topics will be accepted until 1 February 2018 and should be sent to Justin Duff (jd221@st-sandrews.ac.uk):

  • Priesthood and temple cult
  • Blood, redemption, and non-cultic reparation
  • Temple and cosmology
  • Angelology, anthropology and sacred space
  • Political Ideologies in the Second Temple period
  • Messianism
  • Impurity and demonology
  • Corporate priesthood and the people of God
  • Early Christian sacrificial imagery
  • Apocalyptic and early mystical traditions
  • Ancient and scriptural exegesis
  • Other related topics

Registration for the symposium opens 1 December and closes 1 May 2018. It will be available here. Early bird registration fee (£50) will be available until 1 March 2018 (£75 thereafter). Short papers will be considered for publication in a conference volume. Submission of short papers must be made by September 2018.

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