Traditions and Religious Worlds of Late Antiquity – #AARSBL15 Monday Afternoon

Traditions and Religious Worlds of Late Antiquity – #AARSBL15 Monday Afternoon November 23, 2015

Traditions or Eastern Late Antiquity co-sponsored a session with the SBL section on Religious Worlds of Late Antiquity, focused on exploring and problematizing the phenomena that have been labeled “Christianization” and “Islamicization.” The papers looked at topics at the intersection of the two traditions, such as celibacy, and sacred space. I was delighted to see how well-attended it was.

 

 

 

 

 

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  • arcseconds

    How were the ‘-izations’ problematized?

    • Largely in terms of the essentialization they imply, as though Christianity and Islam are these clear, uniform, distinct categories, so that greater resemblance to one can only mean dilution of the other.