Book of Acts

Call for Papers: 2017

We welcome seminar papers approaching Acts from a variety of angles and using a variety of methods: historical, literary, textual-critical, theological, archaeological, the social world, possible links/parallels with other biblical and ancient writings, and so on. We also include topics for discussion which relate Acts to the wider contexts of Luke-Acts and the Pauline corpus, where they are relevant and helpful to the study of Acts. Offers of papers are welcome both from research students (this is a great opportunity to ‘try out’ your ideas) and from more established scholars.

The Acts and Paul seminar groups are happy to announce that they will be having a joint session as one of our three sessions scheduled for the 2017 Conference. In light of this collaboration, we are particularly interested in receiving paper proposals that engage with the theology, genre, structure and/or themes of Paul, Paul's letters, and Acts.

Papers may require a full seminar session for discussion (90 minutes) or take half a session (45 minutes).  We make papers available on the British New Testament Society web site a few weeks before the conference so that seminar members can read them in advance. At the seminar, the paper’s author presents a 10-15 minute summary before discussion, in order to maximise discussion time in the seminar.