Archives of Reception of the Bible

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Thursday, March 23, 2006

SBL sessions on Reception

Having failed miserably to discuss the SBL sessions in which reception issues are of primary interest before the call for papers closed, I want here to begin to collect together some of the material relating to them. With that in mind here is the session data from Philadelphia for each of the three sessions of the two main seminars involved—‘History of Interpretation’ [chaired by Mark Granquist] and ‘The Use, Influence, and Impact of the Bible’ [chaired by Ken Newport]--and the data from two text-specific sessions on the reception of Revelation and Romans. I close by noting two sessions focused on reception but in areas that most biblical scholars would find obscure to say the least. Needless to say, anyone putting reception into the SBL conference book search engine will discover hundreds of events—but the reception of drinks etc, is, and will no doubt always remain, a much more prominent feature of the annual meeting than anything to do with the reception of texts!

History of Interpretation (1)

Rabbinic and Patristic Biblical Interpretation
Stacy Davis, Saint Mary's College, Always Chosen: Divine Protection of the Jewish People in Esther Rabbah
Zhou Ping , University of Reading, From Bible to Bible?—Josephus’s Reconstruction of Solomon as a Military Conqueror
William John Lyons, University of Bristol, When is a Jew not a Jew? Gamaliel the Elder and the Reception of Acts in the Early Church
Dan Clanton, Jr., University of Denver, A Hard Headed Woman? Eve in the Hebrew Bible and Later Jewish Interpretations
Ellen Muehlberger, Indiana University at Bloomington, A New Source of Scripture in John Chrysostom's Homiles on Matthew

History of Interpretation (2)

Biblical Interpretation since the Reformation
Lloyd Pietersen, University of Bristol, 2 Timothy 3:12 and ‘the Ideal of Good Christian Citizenship’: An Anabaptist Perspective
Chad Eggleston, Duke University, The Priestly Office in Calvin’s Interpretation of the Prophets
Michael C. Legaspi, Harvard University, From Sacred to Sublime: Robert Lowth, Johann David Michaelis, and the Reinterpretation of Biblical Poetry
Mark Gignilliat, Beeson Divinity School, Karl Barth's Theological Reading of Isaiah

History of Interpretation (3)

A Panel Review of John Collins' The Bible after Babel. Historical Criticism in a Postmodern Age (Eerdmans, 2005)
Carol Newsom, Emory University, Panelist
Walter Brueggemann, Columbia Theological Seminary, Panelist
Phyllis Trible, Wake Forest University, Panelist
John Collins, Yale University, Respondent


The Use, Influence, and Impact of the Bible (1)
The Use and Influence of the Bible in the Construction of World Views
Jeremy Punt, University of Stellenbosch, Using the Bible in post-Apartheid South Africa: Its Influence and Impact with Reference to the Gay Debate
John S. Vassar, Louisiana State University in Shreveport, The Impact of Psalms in Times of War
Susanna Bede Caroselli, Messiah College, The Moralized Bible as Paraenesis
Valerie A. Stein, University of Evansville, A Minor Character Plays a Major Role: Naaman's Servant Girl in Religious Education
Roger Baker, Brigham Young University, Alexander Cruden's Bible Concordance: Two and a Half Centuries of Verse Mining and Prooftexting

The Use, Influence, and Impact of the Bible (2)
The Visual and Aural Reception of Biblical Texts
R. Christopher Heard, Pepperdine University, Contesting the Test: Ghiberti, Brunelleschi, and Genesis 22
Dan Clanton, Jr., University of Denver, Susanna and Spiritual Songs in the Renaissance
Steven W. Holloway, American Theological Library Association, Assur is King of Persia: Illustrations of the Book of Esther in Some 19th-Century Sources
Burke O. Long, Bowdoin College, Biblical Spectacles: Entertainment, Instruction, Nationalist Affirmation
Katie Edwards, University of Sheffield, Jesus is my Homeboy: The Function of Jesus Images in Contemporary Popular Culture

The Use, Influence, and Impact of the Bible (3)

Biblical Use and Influence: Theory and Practice
Mayer Gruber, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, The Book of Daniel in Jewish Liturgy
David Parris, Fuller Theological Seminary, Hans Robert Jauss’ Summit-Dialogue and its Appropriateness for Biblical Hermeneutics
John Granger Cook, LaGrange College, Porphyry's Reception of the Bible
Brennan Breed, Princeton Theological Seminary, Job as a Maieutic Text: Kierkegaard and the Incarnation of Indirect Communication


John's Apocalypse and Cultural Contexts Ancient and Modern (1)

Cultural Perspectives on the Apocalypse

Panel discussion of Brian Blount, Can I Get a Witness? Reading Revelation Through African-American Culture(Westminster John Knox, 2005)
Brian Blount, Princeton Theological Seminary, Panelist
Stephen Moore, Drew University, Respondent
Tina Pippin, Agnes Scott College, Respondent
Thomas Slater, Mcafee School Of Theology, Respondent
Brian Blount, Princeton Theological Seminary, RespondentDiscussion

David Arthur Sanchez, Mount Saint Mary's College, Recontextualizing Resistance: The Appropriation and Subversion of Dominant Myths: From Patmos to East Los Angeles
Carla Sulzbach, McGill University, Of Angels, Lambs and Temples: What a Jewish Counter-Reading of Revelation May Contribute to Understanding its Social Milieu
Lynn R. Huber, Elon University, Virginity in the Book of Revelation: Reflections and Responses to Roman Social Discourse

John's Apocalypse and Cultural Contexts Ancient and Modern (2)

Lynne St. Clair Darden, Drew University, "To Everyone Who Conquers and Continues to Do My Works To the End I Will Give Authority Over the Nations to Rule Them with An Iron Rod" (Revelation 2:26): The Book of Revelation Through a Postcolonial Perspective
David Barr, Wright State University Main Campus, RespondentElaine Pagels, Princeton University, Jews? Christians? “Others”? What Intimate Enemies Does the Author of Revelation Have in Mind?
Paul Duff, George Washington University, RespondentDiscussionStephen Moyise, University College, Chichester, Is the Book of Revelation the Death of Scripture?
Robert Royalty, Wabash College, Respondent


Romans through History and Cultures

Reformation Readings of Romans
Mark W. Elliott, University of St. Andrews, Scotland, Behind and Beyond Parker: The Key Moments and Voices in Reformation Romans Commentating
Ekkehard Stegemann, University of Basel, Switzerland, The Alienation of Humankind
R. Ward Holder, Saint Anselm CollegeCalvin's Hermeneutic and Tradition: An Augustinian Reception of Romans 7
Stanley Stowers, Brown University, Respondent
Cristina Grenholm, Karlstad University, Respondent
David Steinmetz, Duke University, Respondent
William Campbell, University of Wales, Respondent


Christian Late Antiquity and Its Reception

Patristic Theology and Its Reception: Doctrines of Christ
Mark Weedman, Crossroads College, Hilary of Poitiers and the Pro – Nicene Abandonment of Logos – Sarx Christology
Stephen J. Davis, Yale University, Alexandrian Christology on the Nile: Monastic Controversy, Ritual Practice, and Shenoute’s Doctrine of the Incarnation
David Maxwell, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, What Was "Wrong" with Augustine: The Sixth-Century Reception (or Lack Thereof) of Augustine's Christology
Brian E. Daley, University of Notre Dame, Ontology as Gospel: The Person of Christ as the Structure of Salvation in Post-Chalcedonian Greek Theology


Rethinking Plato's Parmenides and Its Platonic, Gnostic and Patristic Reception

Patristic Use or Lack of Use of Plato’s Parmenides

Mark Edwards, Christ Church, Oxford, Christians and the Parmenides
Jean Reynard, Institut des Sources Chrétiennes, The Influence of Plato’s Parmenides upon the Cappadocian Fathers
Daivd Runia, Queens College, Early Alexandrian Theology and the Parmenides of Plato
Serge Cazelais, Universite Laval, Platonic Receptions of the Gospel of John: Marius Victorinus and his Predecessors
I am especially fascinated by the title of this last session--use or lack of use--more on that later in the year, I think.


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