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CALL. 31.12.2015: Praying and Contemplating: Personal Religious attitudes. Religious and Philosophic


FECHA LÍMITE/DEADLINE/SCADENZA: 31/12/2015


FECHA CONGRESO/CONGRESS DATE/DATA CONGRESSO: 31/03-01-02/04/2016


LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO:North-West University, Potchefstroom, (South Africa)


ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Eleni Pachoumi; Philip Bosman


INFO: elenipachoumi@hotmail.com


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The International Interdisciplinary Conference is organised by the School of Ancient Language and Text Studies at North-West University, Potchefstroom in collaboration withUNISA, Pretoria. The conference is the second activity of the newly established research group on Late Antiquity Studies of the focus group on Ancient Texts: Text, Context and Reception of the School of Ancient Language and Text Studies.

The conference aims at the study of religious and philosophical syncretistic tensions and interactions, as reflected in Late Antiquity texts (3rd to 7th c. A.D.). It intends to highlight the interreligious character of some texts. It shall also examine personal religious attitudes, notions of theurgy, the mysteries, magic and philosophical approaches. The conference is focused on the study of religious and philosophical texts from Late Antiquity, such as Patristic literature, Jewish and Syriac religious texts, Neoplatonism, Magic, the Chaldaean Oracles, Gnosticism, Hermetica and the Coptic Nag Hammadi Library.

A selection of papers will be published in a peer-reviewed edition.

Presentation time of papers should be about 20 minutes.

Titles with short abstracts (500 words) should be submitted to Eleni Pachoumi at: elenipachoumi@hotmail.com and Philip Bosman at: Bosmapr@unisa.ac.za

Deadline for submission: 31 December 2015.

For further information, please, contact Eleni Pachoumi at elenipachoumi@hotmail.com

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