Identity Formation in the New Testament

The purpose of this research unit is to explore the various ways the New Testament writings shape early Christian identity within the context of the Roman world generally and Judaism specifically. This year we welcome paper proposals that examine methodology in regards to mind sciences and prototype theory. For example, how has social identity theory employed prototypicality? What are new ways that mind sciences can develop prototypicality/prototype theory for the benefit of social identity theory as it is applied to the New Testament? Those interested in participating should contact the co-conveners with their paper proposal by February 28, 2019: J. Brian Tucker and Elizabeth Shively