Archives of Reception of the Bible

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Sunday, November 05, 2006

SBL sessions on Reception 5 (Various)

Recovering Female Interpreters of the Bible
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Room: 302 - CC

Theme: A Panel Discussion of Marion Taylor and Heather Weir's new book Let Her Speak for Herself: Nineteenth-century Women Writing on Women in Genesis (Baylor University Press, 2006).

Nancy Calvert-Koyzis, King's University College, University of Western Ontario, Presiding

Marla Selvidge, Central Missouri State University, Panelist (20 min)
Timothy Larsen, Wheaton College, Panelist (20 min)
Judy Fentress-Williams, Protestant Episcopal Theological Seminary in Virginia, Panelist (20 min)
Bernon Lee, Grace College, Panelist (20 min)
Marion Taylor, Wycliffe College, Respondent (20 min)
Heather Weir, University of Toronto, Respondent (20 min)
Discussion (30 min)

Book of Acts
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Room: 145B - CC

Theme: Acts in the Second Century and Beyond

Charles Talbert, Baylor University, Presiding

Richard I. Pervo, St. Paul, MN
Acts in the Suburbs of the Apologists (30 min).

Joseph B. Tyson, Southern Methodist University
Wrestling with and for Paul: Efforts to Obtain Pauline Support by Marcion and the Author of Acts (30 min).

Andrew Gregory, Oxford University, Irenaeus and the Reception of Acts in the Second Century (30 min).

Fran├žois Bovon, Harvard University, Stages in the Reception History of Acts during the First Six Centuries C.E. (30 min).

Discussion (30 min).

The Texts of Wisdom in Israel, Early Judaism, and the Eastern Mediterranean World
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Room: Meeting Room 12 - RW

Katharine Dell, University of Cambridge, Presiding

Eric S. Christianson, University of Chester, Ecclesiastes in Reception: Understanding the Pervasive Appeal of the Preacher (30 min).

T. A. Perry, University of Connecticut, Joyous Vanity: Qohelet's Spirituality (30 min).

Stuart Weeks, Durham University, Qoheleth and his Creator (30 min).

John Jarick, University of Oxford, Unraveling the Threefold Cord of Ecclesiastes (30 min).

Discussion (30 min)

Bible and Cultural Studies
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Room: 302 - CC

Theme: The Bible and its Cultural Effects

Kathleen Nash, Le Moyne College, Presiding

Jeremy Punt, University of Stellenbosch, Popularising a Prophet (Isaiah) in Parliament: The Bible in Post-Apartheid, South African Public Discourse (20 min).

Katrina Van Heest, Claremont Graduate University, Scriptures and Piracy: Textual Politics in Public Intellectual Property Discourse (20 min).

Jesper Svartvik, Lund University, Hugo Odeberg's Pharisaism and Dejudaized Christianity Anno 1943 (20 min).

Discussion (30 min)

Benjamin Abelow, Great Neck, NY, Symbolic Images of Endemic Childhood Trauma Embedded in New Testament Writings: Cultural Functions and Implications (20 min).

Jeremy W. Barrier, Texas Christian University, Stigmata as a Language of Torture in Galatians 6:17: Paul's Body within a Postcolonial Optic (20 min).

Discussion (20 min)


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