SBL – Provisional Schedule

Here is my provisional schedule based upon a first look through the sections at SBL 2010.

DAY 1

Institute for Biblical Research
11/19/2010
6:45 PM to 10:00 PM
Room: Room TBD – Hotel TBD
Theme: Annual Lecture and Reception

Annual Lecture: N. T. Wright
Lee McDonald, Acadia Divinity College, Welcome (5 min)
Hélène Dallaire, Denver Seminary, Scripture Reading and Prayer (5 min)
Craig Keener, Palmer Theological Seminary, Introduction (5 min)
N. T. Wright, University of St. Andrews
The Kingdom and the Cross (45 min)
Michael Bird, Crossway College, Respondent (20 min)
N. T. Wright, Church of England, Respondent (5 min)
Discussion (15 min)
Reception hosted by InterVarsity
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DAY 2

Theological Hermeneutics of Christian Scripture
11/20/2010
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Room: Room TBD – Hotel TBD
Theme: History, Historicisms, and Theological Interpretation

Michael Gorman, Saint Mary’s Seminary and University, Presiding (5 min)
Raymond C. Van Leeuwen, Eastern University
The Quest for the Historical Leviathan: Truth and Method in Biblical Studies (30 min)
Joel B. Green, Fuller Theological Seminary
Rethinking “History” for Theological Interpretation (30 min)
Matthew Levering, University of Dayton
Augustine’s Theology of History (30 min)
Jeannine Brown, Bethel Theological Seminary (St. Paul, MN), Respondent (15 min)
Discussion (30 min)
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Christian Theology and the Bible
11/20/2010
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Room: Room TBD – Hotel TBD
Theme: Patristic Interpretation of Genesis 1-3

George Hunsinger, Princeton Theological Seminary, Presiding
Peter Martens, Saint Louis University
Origen’s Doctrine of Pre-Existence in its Exegetical and Heresiological Contexts (25 min)
George Kalantzis, Wheaton College (Illinois)
“‘Did God Plant a Garden in the Manner of a Farmer?’ Divine / Human Relationship in Origen.” (25 min)
Kathryn Greene-McCreight, St John’s Episcopal Church, New Haven, CT 06511
Augustine and the Role of Scripture in Christian Formation: Genesis 1-3 (25 min)
Thomas Holsinger-Friesen, Spring Arbor University
“Never Did Adam Escape the Hands of God”: Irenaeus’ Vision of Genesis 2:7 (25 min)
R. W. B. Moberly, Durham University, Respondent (25 min)
Discussion (25 min)

OR

Romans through History and Cultures
11/20/2010
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Room: Room TBD – Hotel TBD
Theme: Reconciliation and Peace in Romans

Kathy Ehrensperger, University of Wales, Lampeter (Trinity St.David), Presiding
Jason A. Whitlark, Baylor University
Peace with God and the Pax Deorum: Hearing Romans 5:1 in Rome (25 min)
Discussion (5 min)
Matthew W. Bates, University of Notre Dame
The Proto-Creed in Rom 1:3-4—A tool of reconciliation?: Evaluating the Proposal of Robert Jewett (25 min)
Discussion (5 min)
Ralph J. Korner, McMaster University
Making Room for Sacred Space in Jewish – Christian Reconciliation (25 min)
Discussion (5 min)
Soham Al-Suadi, University of Basel
Placing Christian Origins into the Ordinary – The Hellenistic Meal and the “Birth of Christianity“ (25 min)
Discussion (5 min)
Edward Pillar, University of Wale, Lampeter (Trinity St David)
“The Reconciliation of the World”: Exploring how Paul’s Expansive Vision for Israel and the Gentiles Counters and Subverts Pretensions of the Empire (25 min)
Discussion (5 min)
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Theological Hermeneutics of Christian Scripture
11/20/2010
4:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Room: Room TBD – Hotel TBD
Theme: Reading Isaiah as Christian Scripture

Thomas Holsinger-Friesen, Spring Arbor University, Presiding (5 min)
Mark S. Gignilliat, Beeson Divinity School, Samford University
Singing Women and Promised Seed: Isaiah 54:1-3 as Christian Scripture (25 min)
Discussion (10 min)
Katie M. Heffelfinger, Church of Ireland Theological Institute
A Word Returning: The Word of God in Isaiah 55 (25 min)
Discussion (10 min)
Geth Allison, Vance-Granville Community College
Jesus, Isaiah, and the Day of the Lord: the Christology of Isaiah 13 (25 min)
Discussion (10 min)
David Kneip, Univ. of Notre Dame/Abilene Christian Univ.
The Spirit, the Sacraments, and Sanctification in Cyril of Alexandria’s Commentary on Isaiah (25 min)
Discussion (10 min)

OR

Book Review: Joseph Mangina, Revelation, in Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible (Grand Rapids: Brazos, 2010)
11/20/2010
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Room: Room TBD – Hotel TBD
Ryan Hansen, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Presiding
Kathryn Greene-McCreight, St John’s Episcopal Church, New Haven, CT 06511, Panelist (15 min)
Richard B. Hays, Duke University, Panelist (15 min)
Nathan Kerr, Trevecca Nazarene Universit, Panelist (15 min)
Joseph Mangina, Wycliffe College, Respondent (20 min)
Discussion (25 min)
Business Meeting (30 min)

Following the panel, we will discuss proposing a new program unit under the theme, “Explorations in Theology and Apocalyptic,” in which biblical scholars and theologians might explore how apocalyptic has shaped Christian theology in the NT and throughout history, and how it might shape contemporary Christian theology.
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SBL Members’ Reception
11/20/2010
8:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Room: Room TBD – Hotel TBD
John Kutsko, Society of Biblical Literature, Presiding

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SBL Student Members’ Reception
11/20/2010
10:00 PM to 11:30 PM
Room: Room TBD – Hotel TBD

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DAY 3

Paul and Scripture
11/21/2010
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Room: Room TBD – Hotel TBD
Theme: The Place of Scripture in Paul’s Theology

G. K. Beale, Westminster Theological Seminary, Presiding
Matthew Bates, University of Notre Dame
How Do We Judge What Role Scripture Played in Paul’s Theology? (10 min)
Discussion (30 min)
Linda Belleville, Bethel College
Scripture and Other Voices in Paul’s Theology (10 min)
Discussion (30 min)
Break (10 min)
Roy E. Ciampa, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
Approaching Paul’s Use of Scripture in Light of Translation Studies (10 min)
Discussion (50 min)

Papers will be summarized, not read. Papers will be available for download in early November on the seminar’s Web page at http://paulandscripture.blogspot.com.
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Society for Pentecostal Studies
11/21/2010
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Room: Room TBD – Hotel TBD
Theme: Review of John R. Levison, “Filled with the Spirit” (Eerdmans, 2009)

James Shelton, Oral Roberts University, Presiding
Roger Stronstad, Summit Pacific College, Panelist (15 min)
Max Turner, Panelist (15 min)
Robby Waddell, Panelist (15 min)
John R. “Jack” Levison, Seattle Pacific University, Respondent (30 min)
Discussion (20 min)
Discussion (40 min)

OR

Exile (Forced Migrations) in Biblical Literature
11/21/2010
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Room: Room TBD – Hotel TBD
Theme: Problems in 2 Kings 24-25: North American Insights

John Ahn, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Presiding
Gary N. Knoppers, Pennsylvania State University, University Park
“Cast Out of His Presence”: The Depopulation of Jerusalem and Judah in Kings (30 min)
Baruch Levine, New York University
Reconciling 2 Kings 24-25 with Jeremiah: Preparing for the Judean Exile (30 min)
Robert R. Wilson, Yale University
The End of Preexilic Judah and the Sociology of Exile (30 min)
Marvin Sweeney, Claremont School of Theology
The Chronicler’s Debate with the Deuteronomistic History Concering the Question of Exile (30 min)
Walter Brueggemann, Columbia Theological Seminary
2 Kings 24-25: A Theological Reflection on Theological Reflection (30 min)

OR

Pauline Soteriology
11/21/2010
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Room: Room TBD – Hotel TBD
Theme: The “Cosmos” in Paul’s Soteriology

Susan Eastman, Duke University, Presiding
Martin de Boer, Vrije Universiteit-Amsterdam
The Cross and The Cosmos in Galatians (40 min)
Beverly Roberts Gaventa, Princeton Theological Seminary
Neither Height nor Depth: Discerning the Cosmology of Romans (40 min)
Break (5 min)
Edward Adams, King’s College – London, Respondent (20 min)
Discussion (45 min)
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Christian Theology and the Bible
11/21/2010
4:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Room: Room TBD – Hotel TBD
Theme: Book Review Panel of C. Kavin Rowe’s “World Upside Down: Reading Acts in the Graeco-Roman Age”

Stephen Fowl, Loyola College in Maryland, Presiding (10 min)
Beverly Gaventa, Princeton Theological Seminary, Panelist (25 min)
Robert Wall, Seattle Pacific University, Panelist (25 min)
Douglas Harink, Panelist (25 min)
Stephen Fowl, Loyola College in Maryland, Panelist (25 min)
Kavin Rowe, Duke University, Respondent (25 min)
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DAY 4

Society of Christian Ethics
11/22/2010
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Room: Room TBD – Hotel TBD
Theme: What Biblical Scholars Wish Christian Ethicists Would Start/Stop Doing with Scripture
Scholarship exploring the context, meaning, and reception of Scripture makes a foundational contribution to Christian ethics, but in this session, Scripture scholars have been invited to advise ethicists not just about how to read texts but about how to do ethics. Terence Fretheim and Stephen Fowl will offer their manifestos, to which Stanley Hauerwas will respond. Their ensuing dialogue will invite additional contributions from those attending.

Michael Cartwright, University of Indianapolis, Presiding (5 min)
Terence Fretheim, Luther Seminary, Panelist (30 min)
Stephen Fowl, Loyola College in Maryland, Panelist (30 min)
Stanley Hauerwas, Duke University, Panelist (30 min)
Discussion (55 min)
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Disputed Paulines
11/22/2010
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Room: Room TBD – Hotel TBD
Theme: Colossians and Ephesians

Daniel Darko, University of Scranton, Presiding
Matthew E. Gordley, Regent University
Reading the Household Code of Colossians in its Contexts: A Critique and Proposal (30 min)
Ben C. Blackwell, Durham University
Deification and Colossians 2.10 (30 min)
April Favara, Iliff School of Theology/University of Denver
The Stoic Ethic of Perfect Manhood in Ephesians 4:13 (30 min)
Aaron Sherwood, Durham University
A Discourse Analysis of Ephesians 3:1–13 (30 min)
Discussion (30 min)
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Bible and American Popular Culture
11/22/2010
4:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Room: Room TBD – Hotel TBD
Theme: Graphic novels / Comic Books / Comic Book Characters (movies)

Linda Schearing, Gonzaga University, Presiding
Karl N. Jacobson, Augsburg College
“But these words are drawn so that you may come to believe…,” the Bible according to Siku (30 min)
Grant Macaskill, University of St Andrews, Scotland
Better to Rule in Hell? Lucifer and Hell in Neil Gaiman’s “Sandman.” (30 min)
Phil Quanbeck II, Augsburg College
Nothing Left Out!: The Interaction of Text, Illustration and Popular Culture in R. Crumb’s “Genesis.” (30 min)
Robert Mason, Claremont Graduate University
The Batman’s Use of Malchus’s Cave Summary (30 min)
Business Meeting (30 min)
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DAY 5

Christian Theology and the Bible
11/23/2010
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Room: Room TBD – Hotel TBD
Theme: Theological Interpretation of Acts

D. Christopher Spinks, Wipf & Stock Publishers, Presiding
Mark Bowald, Redeemer University College
Narrative Christology and the Interpretation of Scripture: The Hermeneutical Gravity of The Lordship of Christ in the Speeches of Acts (20 min)
Douglas A. Hume, Pfeiffer University
Reading, Community, and the Wilderness Road (20 min)
Geth Allison, Vance-Granville Community College
Jesus, Justice, and the Day: Paul’s Christology in Acts 17:31 (20 min)
Michael W. McGowan, Claremont Graduate University
Pentecost in Theological Perspective: The Acts of Apostles in Tillich’s Ecclesiology (20 min)

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~ by natedawson on 2010/06/19.

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