Menorah and Cross – CFP: SBL/AAR (November 17-20, 2018)

The SBL Program Unit on "Art and Religions of Antiquity" is co-sponsoring with the SBL Early Jewish-Christian Relations Program Unit a review session at the 2018 SBL Annual Meeting of Robin M. Jensen's The Cross (2017) and Steven Fine's The Menorah (2016). Prof. Jensen (Notre Dame) is an ICS Vice President and Prof. Fine (Yeshiva University) was awarded a Shohet Scholarship in 2015. The call for papers from the session organizers is below. A full list of SBL 2018 CFP is here (link).

Call For Papers: For the 2018 Annual Meeting in Denver, the Art and Religions of Antiquity Program Unit is offering two sessions, including one OPEN SESSION. We are co-sponsoring a review session with the Early Jewish-Christian Relations Program Unit discussing Robin Jensen's, The Cross: History, Art, Controversy, and Steven Fine's, The Menorah: From the Bible to Modern Israel. The session will include panelists as well as a response and discussion with both authors. We also a sponsoring an open paper session organized by the theme Ritual and Sacred Space. For this session, we ideally seek papers that discuss ways that architecture, spatial features, or any religious environment channel ritual movement or ritual stages, or demarcate audiences from principal performers. Papers that address liturgical development through the lens of material culture are welcome as well.
Program Unit Chairs (Art and Religions of Antiquity): Felicity Harley-McGowan, Yale University (; Lee M. Jefferson, Center College ( Program Unit Chairs (Early Jewish-Christian Relations): Eric C. Smith, Iliff School of Theology (; Shira L. Lander, Southern Methodist University (