Call for Papers: CSBS/CSPS Christian Apocrypha Session 2015

For the past three years I have been organizing a session of Christian Apocrypha at the annual meeting of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies. Last year we began a partnership with the Canadian Society of Patristic Studies to create a joint session. Normally there is no particular theme to the session, but this year we are looking for papers that tie in to the theme of the York Christian Apocrypha Symposium to be held in September 2015. Papers on other topics are also welcome.

The theme for the session this year is Re-write, Re-use and Recycle: Transformations in the Writing of Christian Apocrypha. We are looking for papers that examine the transformation of Christian and non-Christian texts and traditions into apocryphal Christian texts – such as the Christianization of Jewish Pseudepigrapha, the Gnosticization of Jewish and Greco-Roman texts into gnostic Christian texts, elaborations and harmonizations of canonical Christian texts, and other possibilities. We welcome also papers that do not fit this theme. The session will be mounted if there are sufficient proposals (at least five). For further information on the session, contact Tim Pettipiece ( or Tony Burke (

Proposed titles, an abstract of approximately 100 words, and an indication of audio-visual requirements and accessibility requirements should be submitted by 31 January 2015 by email to the CSPS programme coordinator, Theodore de Bruyn ( Please write “CSPS Proposal” in the subject line of your email. Proposals may also be sent to the CSBS programme coordinator, Zeba Crook (

The annual meeting will be held at the University of Ottawa, May 31-June 2, 2015, under the auspices of Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences.

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3 Responses to Call for Papers: CSBS/CSPS Christian Apocrypha Session 2015

  1. barbarra siskos says:

    I am very interested in participating in this endeavour . An interesting theme for certain. Apocryphal ideology is very new to me. I am certain for most. Is there a page limit to the paper?

  2. Tony says:

    Hi Barbara, you have to be a member of one of the two societies to propose a paper. Generally, also, participants are graduate students and professional scholars.

  3. Francis Owusu says:

    I don’t have any skills and ideas to contribute to that. However, I know it is a good education seminar and very interesting. I attended the 2013 seminar and I did learned a lot of new things. I hope to be there in 2015.

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