Wuppertal 2020 Call for Papers
We welcome papers considering the use of marvels and miracles in biblical reception, including apocalypses, extracanonical gospels, apocryphal acts, patristic, monastic and rabbinic literature. The Greco-Roman fascination with marvels of nature resulted in numerous paradoxographic writings, which may be relevant for biblical reception in many ways. Research questions may include how are paradoxes of nature used to explain biblical texts, or how are marvels used as a foil to depict future scenarios such as the end of the world? Papers may also compare marvels in texts of biblical reception with those encountered in paradoxographic literature or analyze how particular authors use marvels to sustain their arguments.