Highlights from SBL Nov 09 Program (Provisional)

Highlights from SBL Nov 09 Program (Provisional) April 13, 2009

These are some quick highlights from the SBL (provisional) Program for November (see http://www.sbl-site.org/meetings/Congresses_ProgramBook.aspx?MeetingId=15)

Theological Hermeneutics of Christian Scripture
Date TBD
Time TBD to Time TBD
Room: Room TBD – Hotel TBD

Theme: Romans as Christian Theology
Without denying the obvious occasional character of Romans or its particular features (rhetorical, political, etc.), this session considers Romans as both an example of and a source for Christian theology.

A. Grieb, Presiding (5 min)
Beverly Roberts Gaventa, Princeton Theological Seminary
Reading for the Subject: Conflict and Lordship in Romans 14 (25 min)
Discussion (10 min)
Richard B. Hays, Duke University
Spirit, Church, Eschatology: The Third Article of the Creed as Hermeneutical Lens for Reading Romans (25 min)
Discussion (10 min)
Michael J. Gorman, Saint Mary’s Seminary and University
Romans: The First Christian Treatise on Theosis (25 min)
Discussion (45 min)

Theological Hermeneutics of Christian Scripture
Date TBD
Time TBD to Time TBD
Room: Room TBD – Hotel TBD

Theme: The “Rule of Faith”: Relic, Refuge, or Resource?
As advocates for theological and canonical methods of biblical interpretation have gained a greater hearing, the ancient church’s “rule of faith,” variously elaborated by early theologians such as Irenaeus and Tertullian, has received increased attention. What can be learned from this “rule” for those engaged in theological interpretation of Christian Scripture?

Joy Moore, Duke University, Presiding (5 min)
Dr. Tomas Bokedal, Aberdeen University
The Rule of Faith: Tracing its Origins (15 min)
Discussion (15 min)
Kathryn Greene-McCreight, St John’s Episcopal Church, New Haven, CT
A Chord of Three Strands Is Not Easily Broken: Three Functions of the Rule of Faith (15 min)
Discussion (15 min)
Joel B. Green, Fuller Theological Seminary
The Rule of Faith as Conversation Partner and Prism (15 min)
Discussion (15 min)
Ephraim Radner, Wycliffe College
Applying the Rule of Faith: Herbert Thorndike and the Scriptural Church (15 min)
Discussion (15 min)

SBL Presidential Address
11/22/2009
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Room: Room TBD – Hotel TBDVincent Wimbush, Claremont Graduate University, Presiding

David Clines, University of Sheffield
Learning, Teaching, and Researching Biblical Studies, Today and Tomorrow (45 min)

Christian Theology and the Bible
Date TBD
Time TBD to Time TBD
Room: Room TBD – Hotel TBD

Theme: What is “Historical Criticism?”

Kathryn Greene-McCreight, Presiding (10 min)
Alan Cooper, Jewish Theological Seminary of America, Panelist (25 min)
Peter Machinist, Harvard University, Panelist (25 min)
Francis Watson, Durham University, Panelist (25 min)
Michael Legaspi, Creighton University, Panelist (25 min)
Discussion (40 min)

Cross, Resurrection, and Diversity in Earliest Christianity
Date TBD
Time TBD to Time TBD
Room: Room TBD – Hotel TBD

Theme: The Passion Narrative and Diversity in Earliest Christianity

James Ware, University of Evansville, Presiding
Adela Yarbro Collins, Yale University
The Passion Narrative Before and After Mark (25 min)

Joel Marcus, Duke University, Respondent (15 min)
Discussion (30 min)
Break (10 min)
James D. G. Dunn, Durham University
Unity and Diversity in Earliest Christianity (25 min)
Karen King, Harvard University, Respondent (15 min)
Discussion (30 min)

Early Christianity and the Ancient Economy Consultation
Date TBD
Time TBD to Time TBD
Room: Room TBD – Hotel TBD

Theme: The Ancient Church and the Ancient Economy

David Hollander, Iowa State University, Presiding
John K. Goodrich, University of Durham
Institor of the Gospel: The Commercial Context of Paul’s Oikonomos Metaphor in 1 Corinthians 4 and 9 (30 min)

Intertextuality in the New Testament Consultation
Date TBD
Time TBD to Time TBD
Room: Room TBD – Hotel TBD

Theme: Neglected Echoes: Philippians and Intertextuality

Rodrigo Morales, Marquette University, Presiding
Nijay Gupta, Durham University
A Methodological Reconsideration of Paul’s Use of Scripture in Philippians (25 min)
Discussion (5 min)
Erik Waaler , NLA School of Religion, Pedagogics and Intercultural Studies
Use of Israel’s Scriptures in Philippians 2:5-11 – How Faint May an Intertextual Link Be? (25 min)
Discussion (5 min)
James A. Waddell, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
The Greek Life of Adam and Eve and the Carmen Christi of Phlippians 2: Evidence of Competing Jewish Soteriologies (25 min)
Discussion (5 min)

Mark
Date TBD
Time TBD to Time TBD
Room: Room TBD – Hotel TBD

Theme: Book Review: Joel Marcus, Mark: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary (Anchor Bible: Doubleday).

Rikk Watts, Regent College, Presiding
Craig Evans, Acadia Divinity College, Panelist (20 min)
James W. Voelz, Concordia Seminary, Panelist (20 min)
Morna Hooker, Cambridge University, Panelist (20 min)
Joel Marcus, Duke University, Respondent (30 min)
Discussion (60 min)

Matthew
Date TBD
Time TBD to Time TBD
Room: Room TBD – Hotel TBD

Theme: Where From, Where To? In Matthean Studies
Participants’ papers will be published prior to the session on the SBL website.

Joel Willitts, North Park University, Presiding
Andries van Aarde, University of Pretoria
Matthew Studies Today – A Willingness of Suspect and a Willingness to Listen (15 min)
Craig S. Keener, Palmer Theological Seminary of Eastern University
Some Possible Directions to Explore in Matthew’s Milieu (15 min)
Ben Witherington, Asbury Theological Seminary
Wise and Sagacious Vistas: The past and future of a sapiential reading of Matthew (15 min)

Roland Deines, University of Nottingham
From the Center to the Margins: German Speaking Scholarship on Matthew’s Gospel as a Case Study for Matthean Scholarship as a whole (15 min)
Break (5 min)
Discussion (35 min)
Discussion (50 min)

New Testament Theology: Status and Prospects
Date TBD
Time TBD to Time TBD
Room: Room TBD – Hotel TBDPheme Perkins, Boston College, Presiding
James Dunn, Durham University, Panelist (25 min)
Udo Schnelle, Panelist (25 min)
Frank Matera, Catholic University of America, The, Panelist (25 min)
Donald Carson, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Panelist (25 min)

Paul and Scripture
Date TBD
Time TBD to Time TBD
Room: Room TBD – Hotel TBD

Theme: Beyond the Hauptbriefe

Christopher Stanley, St. Bonaventure University, Presiding
E. Elizabeth Johnson, Columbia Theological Seminary
Paul’s Reliance on Scripture in 1 Thessalonians (10 min)

Discussion (60 min)
Break (10 min)
Stephen E. Fowl, Loyola College in Maryland
The Use of Scripture in Philippians: How Deep Should We Dig? (10 min)
Discussion (60 min)

Papers will be summarized, not read. Papers will be posted in advance on the seminar’s Web site at http://paulandscripture.blogspot.com.

Paul and Scripture
Date TBD
Time TBD to Time TBD
Room: Room TBD – Hotel TBD

Theme: The Disputed Paulines

Christopher Stanley, St. Bonaventure University, Presiding
Jerry L. Sumney, Lexington Theological Seminary
Writing “In the Image” of Scripture: The Form and Function of Allusions to Scripture in Colossians (10 min)
Discussion (60 min)
Break (10 min)
Gordon D. Fee, Regent College
God`s Sure Foundation: “Paul`s” Use of Scripture in 2 Timothy (10 min)

Discussion (60 min)

Papers will be summarized, not read. Papers will be posted in advance on the seminar’s Web site at http://paulandscripture.blogspot.com.

Pauline Epistles
Date TBD
Time TBD to Time TBD
Room: Room TBD – Hotel TBD

Theme: After the First Urban Christians: The Social Scientific Study of Pauline Christianity Twenty Five Years Later

Alexandra Brown, Washington and Lee University, Presiding
David Horrell, University of Exeter, Panelist (15 min)
Todd Still, Baylor University, Panelist (15 min)
Wayne Meeks, Yale University, Panelist (20 min)
Break (5 min)
Steven Friesen, University of Texas at Austin, Panelist (20 min)
Margaret MacDonald, St. Francis Xavier University, Panelist (20 min)
Discussion (55 min)

Pauline Epistles
Date TBD
Time TBD to Time TBD
Room: Room TBD – Hotel TBD

Theme: Pauline Epistles Open Session

Terence Donaldson, Wycliffe College, Presiding
Matthew V. Novenson, Princeton Theological Seminary
Iesous Christos in Paul: Proper Names, Titles, and Other Ancient Ways of Naming (25 min)

Leif E. Vaage, University of Toronto
Paul’s Singleness (25 min)
Mark D. Nanos, Rockhurst University/University of Kansas
Did Paul Observe Torah in Light of His Strategy ‘to Become Everything to Everyone’ (1 Corinthians 9:19-23)? (25 min)
Beth M. Sheppard, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
Drinking the Spirit: Potions, Medicine, Healing and 1st Corinthians 12: 12-26 (25 min)
David Briones, Durham University
Paul’s Intentional ‘Thankless Thanks’ in Philippians 4:10-20 (25 min)

Pauline Epistles
Date TBD
Time TBD to Time TBD
Room: Room TBD – Hotel TBD

Theme: Pauline Epistles Open Session

Emma Wasserman, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick Campus, Presiding

Brigitte Kahl, Union Theological Seminary and Brigitte Kahl, Union Theological Seminary
Jewish Torah, Roman nomos, and the hazard of Galatian foreskin : A critical re-imagination (25 min)
George H. van Kooten, University of Groningen
Paul Among the Stoic Martyrs: Romans 13 in the Context of Contemporary Philosophical views on the Divinity of the Emperor (25 min)
Luca Marulli, Andrews University
‘Strive to Keep Quiet’: 1 Thessalonians 4:11-12 and Socio-Political Quietism (25 min)
John K. Goodrich, University of Durham
Institor of the Gospel: The Commercial Context of Paul’s Oikonomos Metaphor in 1 Corinthians 4 and 9 (25 min)
Suzanne Nicholson, Malone University
Predicting Heresy: Paul’s Rationale in 1 Cor. 15:24-28

Pauline Soteriology
Date TBD
Time TBD to Time TBD
Room: Room TBD – Hotel TBD

Theme: Book Review Session: *The Deliverance of God*
Douglas Campbell, *The Deliverance of God: An Apocalyptic Rereading of Justification in Paul* (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2009).

Ann Jervis, Wycliffe College, Presiding
Michael Gorman, Saint Mary’s Seminary and University, Panelist (20 min)
Alan Torrance, St. Andrews University (Scotland), Panelist (20 min)
Douglas Moo, Wheaton College, Panelist (20 min)
Douglas Campbell, Duke University, Respondent (20 min)
Break (10 min)
Discussion (60 min)

Second Corinthians: Pauline Theology in the Making
Date TBD
Time TBD to Time TBD
Room: Room TBD – Hotel TBD

Theme: 2 Corinthians 3

Reimund Bieringer, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Presiding
Carl N. Toney, Fuller Theological Seminary
Paul’s Illiterate Reference Letter in 2 Cor 3 (20 min)

Discussion (5 min)
Colleen Shantz, Toronto School of Theology
Experiencing Transformation that Was already Underway (20 min)
Discussion (5 min)
Ben C. Blackwell, Durham University
Becoming ‘Gods’?: 2 Corinthians 3:18 and Theosis (20 min)
Discussion (5 min)
Break (10 min)
Respondent (15 min)
Discussion (20 min)
Business Meeting (25 min)

The papers of this seminar will be available starting on October 20, 2009 at https://perswww.kuleuven.be/~u0007546/sbl

Synoptic Gospels
Date TBD
Time TBD to Time TBD
Room: Room TBD – Hotel TBD

Theme: Reading Gospels for Character Formation
“Reading Gospels for Character Formation.” This session will to ask how the gospels may be used, or are being used, as either models for or mechanisms of character formation. What is at stake, then, is the product of the gospel reading act – seen as an effect on readers.

Mark Matson, Milligan College, Presiding
Charles H. Talbert, Baylor University
Matthew and Character Formation (25 min)
Richard A. Burridge, King’s College – London
Biographical Genre as the Key to Reading the Gospels for Character Formation (25 min)
John A. Darr, Boston College
High Anxiety: Reading Martha, Mary, and Jesus in Luke 10:38-42 (25 min)
A. K. M. Adam, Duke University
“Too Much Study Is Driving You Crazy”: Growth, Formation, and Gospel (25 min)
Ann Jervis, Wycliffe College, Respondent (10 min)
Stephen Fowl, Loyola College in Maryland, Respondent (10 min)
Discussion (30 min)

Society for Pentecostal Studies
Date TBD
Time TBD to Time TBD
Room: Room TBD – Hotel TBD

Theme: A Celebration of and Engagement with James D. G. Dunn’s “Baptism in the Holy Spirit” Forty Years On

Blaine Charette, Northwest University, Presiding
John Christopher Thomas, Church of God Theological Seminary, Panelist (15 min)
James Dunn, Durham University, Respondent (30 min)
Discussion (15 min)
Discussion (30 min)

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