Archives of Reception of the Bible

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Sunday, November 05, 2006

SBL sessions on Reception 2

The Use, Influence, and Impact of the Bible
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Room: 301 - CC

Theme: The Bible and Death

Eric Christianson, University of Chester, Presiding

Brennan Breed, Emory University, Job, Lazarus, and the Juxtaposition of Pain and Hope in the Office of the Dead (30 min).

John Walliss, Liverpool Hope University, Images of Death and Destruction in the Apocalyptic Art of Basil Wolverton (30 min).

David M. Gunn, Texas Christian University, Goliath’s Head: Rendering Death in the Bible for Youth (30 min).

Regina A. Boisclair, Alaska Pacific University, Isaiah and the Three Year Sunday Lectionaries: Post-Shoah Considerations of the Anamnesis of Public Worship (30 min).

Jannine Jobling, Liverpool Hope University, Death at the Feast: Esther, Politics and Purim (30 min).

The Use, Influence, and Impact of the Bible
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Room: 153 - CC

Theme: Panel discussion of J. Sawyer, D. M. Gunn, C. Rowland, J. Kovacs, eds., Blackwell Bible Commentary Series (2004-2005).

Kenneth Newport, Liverpool Hope University, Presiding (5 min)
David Jobling, St. Andrew's College-Saskatoon, Panelist (20 min)
Scott Langston, Texas Christian University, Respondent (10 min)
David Gunn, Texas Christian University, Respondent (10 min)
Eric Christianson, University of Chester, Respondent (10 min)
Discussion (20 min)
Tobias Nicklas, Catholic University of Nijmegen-Netherlands, Panelist (20 min)
Christopher Rowland, University of Oxford, Respondent (10 min)
Judith Kovacs, University of Virginia, Respondent (10 min)
Break (35 min)

The Use, Influence, and Impact of the Bible
9:00 AM to 11:45 AM
Room: Bridge Room: Wilson - GH

Theme: The Bible's Impact in Private and Public Discourse

Alison Jack, University of Edinburgh, Presiding
Peter T. Lanfer, University of California, Los Angeles, Use of the Hebrew Bible in Jewish Magical Texts (30 min).

Mark Elliott, University of St. Andrews, Scotland, Leviticus as the Groundwork for Christian Spirituality (30 min).

Mary Chilton Callaway, Fordham University, American Idol: The Material Bible as Bearer of Cultural Values (30 min).

Jacques Berlinerblau, Georgetown University, Using the Bible in Contemporary American Political Rhetoric (30 min).

L. Daniel Hawk, Ashland Theological Seminary, Land of the Pilgrim’s Pride: Joshua, Destiny, and Dispossession (30 min).

Business Meeting (15 min)

A fourth session-held jointly with the John's Apocalypse and Cultural Contexts Ancient and Modern people is listed in a later post because of its focus on politics. I would also highly recommend Berlinerblau, see above, for anyone interested in Bible and Politics. A real showman ( I wonder if he has missed his real calling), but with very interesting things to say about American politics and its use of the Bible.


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