Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Q, Social Identity, and Apocalyptic Violence in History of Religions!




In the summer of 2009, I presented a paper on the rhetoric of apocalyptic violence in Q during the International Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature. The meetings were held at the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome, just down the street from the Trevi Fountain and a short walk from the Pantheon! One of the highlights of the trip was being invited to submit the paper for publication in a special issue on Violence and Identity in History of Religions. Happy to say it just got published ("A Social Identity Approach to the Rhetoric of Apocalyptic Violence in the Sayings Gospel Q")!