Sunday, November 6, 2011

CFP: The Christian Moses, The Catholic University of America, Washington DC May 31-June 3, 2012

Source: Compitum.

The University's Center for the Study of Early Christianity will host a conference on the above dates on the topic of the "Christian Moses." Speakers will investigate how early Christians (to the seventh century CE) used traditions associated with Moses, along with significant Jewish traditions and early Islamic references to Moses. The conference will have a single-session format to encourage maximum interaction among all participants: speakers, local and visiting scholars, and graduate students. Check the Centerwebsite for more details, including the names of invited speakers and the titles of their papers.

Scholars interested in presenting a paper are asked to submit titles and abstracts. The abstracts should be limited to 300 words, reflect very closely the theme of the conference, and demonstrate explicitly either an engagement with primary sources in the original languages or an interest in relevant material culture (artistic or archeological). The time for delivery will be 25 minutes. Participants willing to do so are also welcome to suggest panels or other types of group presentation. All papers delivered at the conference will be considered for inclusion in a volume published by the Catholic University of America Press. The deadline for submission of abstracts is December 31, 2011, but we would welcome expressions of interest and likely titles as soon as possible. Send submissions (by email attachment) and inquiries to Philip Rousseau ( or Janet Timbie (