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Research on the experience of religious conversion or spiritual transformation is necessarily interdisciplinary and interest in this field grows progressively. In light of this important and burgeoning area of study, CoRPC explores conversion or converting experience in the environment of the ancient Hellenistic world(s) with attention to early Judaism and early Christianity/the New Testament. Presentations will undertake both historical and philological reconstructions relying on source material and utilising interdisciplinary approaches. Similarly, discussions take up the literary use of the motif of conversion, the topic of philosophical conversion as well as ritual, social and embodied aspects of spiritual transformation.
CONFIRMED KEYNOTE SPEAKERS (in alphabetical order)
Pierre-Yves Brandt, Lausanne
Natacha Bustos, Rosario
Stephen Chester, Chicago
Athanasios Despotis, Bonn
Edith M. Humphrey, Pittsburgh
Miguel Herrero de Jauregui, Madrid
Rikard Roitto, Stockholm
LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: University of Bonn (Bonn, Germany)
ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Kelley Coblentz Bautch (St. Edward's University in Austin); Athanasios Despotis (Universität Bonn); Edith M. Humphrey (Pittsburgh Theological Seminary); Hermut Löhr (Universität Bonn).
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