#AARSBL Days 1-2

I arrived in Baltimore yesterday and immediately started bumping into SBL people, and very soon people I knew or who knew me from my blogging. I had dinner with Judy Stack-Nelson and Brooke Lester, during which we talked about aspects of teaching both in the classroom and online.

At the AAR reception I got to meet Brandon Withrow in person:

Today I spent a little time in the book exhibits, and managed to see a few people I know from the academy, and a former student. In the afternoon, I read a paper about mythicism and academic freedom. Frank Zindler was present and had some comments to offer both in the discussion time and afterwards, and he kindly gave me copies of a couple of his books, which I will try to blog about. The BBC simulcast of “The Day of the Doctor” began while the session was still going on, alas…

There were more interesting sessions than I could get to. I did get to part of a session with Larry Hurtado speaking critically but appreciatively about Wilhelm Bousset's Christos Kyrios. And met several more people, including some once again for the first time face to face.

 

 

Pay To Hear Bart Ehrman and Robert Price Debate
CFP: Doctor Who and History: A Cultural Perspective
Fuller Seminary and Daniel Kirk
CFP: Sacred Texts and Comics: Religion, Faith, and Graphic Narratives
  • Peter Kirby

    “In the afternoon, I read a paper about mythicism and academic freedom.” Very interesting. Is it possible to read a copy online or obtain it privately?

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/exploringourmatrix/ James F. McGrath

      I was hoping to get it onto the blog to coincide with delivery, but didn’t have it ready with illustrations etc. embedded. So yes, I hope to share it here, and if I cannot for some reason, then I will share a copy privately.

      • Peter Kirby

        Thanks! Wish I could be there.


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