“Forbidden Texts on the Western Frontier: The Christian Apocrypha in North American Perspectives” is the theme for the 2013 York Christian Apocrypha Symposium at York University, in Toronto, Ontario, Sep 26th-28th.
“The 2013 York Christian Apocrypha Symposium, ‘Forbidden Texts on the Western Frontier: The Christian Apocrypha in North American Perspectives,’ will take place at York University September 26–28, 2013.
The event is organized by Tony Burke (York University) in consultation with Brent Landau (University of Oklahoma). It brings together 22 Canadian and U.S. scholars to share their work and discuss present and future collaborative projects.
The symposium is open to scholars, students, and interested members of the public; all may register for the event and take part in discussions. One of the goals of the symposium is to make the work of North American scholars on the Christian Apocrypha more widely known, not only to scholars in cognate disciplines (such as New Testament Studies or Medieval Studies) but also to students, who will be the future scholars in the discipline, as well as to the wider public who is interested in the texts but has been ill-informed about them through films, novels, and fringe scholarship.”