Saturday, April 18, 2015

The Intertextuality in the New Testament Interpretation Sessions for SBL-Atlanta 2015

After reading well over 40 or so proposals, the steering committee of the Intertextuality in the New Testament Interpretation Section (of which I am co-chair) for the Society of Biblical Literature finally made its decisions on which papers to accept for our three sessions in Atlanta this November 2015. 
We have two themed sessions: one on the Gospel of John, and the other on rhetorical criticism and the Pauline letters. The 3rd session was an open session. I'm presiding for the Paul presentations and am especially eager to hear the paper, among others, from Andrew Das of Elmherst College. I've read his work on Galatians and used select chapters to teach my classes with great appreciation for the quality of scholarship and insight (see, e.g., his Paul, Covenant and the Law and Paul and the Jews). And I just picked up his commentary on Galatians which is whopping 800+ pages. I might just bug him during our breaks and down-time about some of his work on Paul's view of the Torah and justification through faith.
   In any case, our three sessions are outlined below, subject to any last minute adjustments. Looking forward to hearing these!

Session 1: Intertextuality and the Gospel of John

Erik Waaler, Presiding

William M. Wright IV, Duquesne University
Illumining John’s Use of Multivalent Biblical Images through Patristic Reception History (20 min)
Discussion (10 min)

Sheldon Steen, Florida State University
Him Whom My Soul Loves: Song 3:1-5 as Narrative Framework for John's Resurrection Account (20 min)
Discussion (10 min)

Andrew Byers, St John's College, University of Durham
Jesus Prays the Shema as Ezekiel’s Prophesied King: A Reassessment of Johannine Oneness (20 min)
Discussion (10 min)

Chan Sok Park, College of Wooster
The Sapiential Traditions in the Fourth Gospel: Johannine Jesus as an Imitable Wisdom Incarnate (20 min)
Discussion (10 min)

Paul Korchin, Briar Cliff University
Pontius Pilate as Anti-Moses in the Gospel of John (20 min)
Discussion (10 min)

Session 2: Intertextuality, Rhetorical Criticism, and the Pauline Letters

Max Lee, North Park Theological Seminary, Presiding

A. Andrew Das, Elmhurst College
An Audience-Oriented Approach to Paul’s Use of Scripture in Galatians: Reader Competence and Differing Target Audiences (20 min)
Discussion (10 min)

Raymond Morehouse, University of St. Andrews
Diatribe and Deuteronomy: Romans 3.1-6 as Guided Reflection on Deuteronomy 32.4 (20 min)
Discussion (10 min)

Douglas C. Mohrmann, Cornerstone University
Paul’s Use of Scripture in Romans 9-11 as Palimpsest: Literature in the Second Degree (20 min)
Discussion (10 min)

Jason A. Myers, Asbury Theological Seminary
Paul and the Rhetoric of Obedience: A Rhetorical Reading Obedience (20 min)
Discussion (10 min)

G. Brooke Lester, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
No, Seriously: a Unifying Theory of Allusion (20 min)
Discussion (10 min)

Session 3: Intertextuality in Mark, Matthew and Galatians

Alice Yafeh-Deigh, Azusa Pacific University, Presiding

Julie M. Smith, Independent Scholar
A Double Portion: An Intertextual Reading of Hannah (1 Samuel 1-2) and Mark's Greek Woman (Mark 7:24-30) (20 min)
Discussion (10 min)

Mateus de Campos, University of Cambridge
The ‘sign from heaven’ and the ‘bread from heaven’ - Echoes of the Manna Tradition in Mark 8:10-13 (20 min)
Discussion (10 min)

Gary A. Phillips, Wabash College
Eye for an I: Intertextuality, Lex Talionis, and the Call of Justice (20 min)
Discussion (10 min)

Gary Michael, University of Aberdeen
Divorce and Remarriage in Deuteronomy 24:1-4 and Matthew 19:3-9 (20 min)
Discussion (10 min)

Gregory M. Barnhill, Baylor University
Reading Isaiah with Paul: Who are Mother Zion's Children? (20 min)

Discussion (10 min)

Sunday, April 5, 2015

He Is Risen! Blessings this Easter Sunday

It has been some time since I posted on the blog, but it has not been from lack of desire. My schedule has gotten a bit out-of-control these past few weeks. I might not be able to return to blogging regularly until after my trip to Congo in May. Until then, I do wish many who have visited this blog the Lord's blessings this Easter weekend! I shall return to blogging regularly. I simply need to get other tasks out of my queue before I can do this any time soon.
The Garden Tomb, the alternative location for the burial of Jesus
beyond the traditional site at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre
Photo Credit: Wikipedia Commons © 2008
Hope you are having a glorious Easter and see you again in May! MJL