This weekend in Baltimore the annual conference for the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL), co-hosted with the American Academy of Religion (AAR) takes place and brings thousands of professors and students, authors and publishers, religious leaders and interested laypersons, making it the largest event of the year in the fields of religious studies and theology.
There will be a large Wycliffe representation at the conference this year.
At SBL, Dr. Donaldson will present a paper in the program unit Paul and Judaism ‘I Am Speaking to You Gentiles’: What Did Paul’s Converts Think of This Ascribed Identity? ; Dr. Jervis presents ‘Time in Christ: Paul’s Understanding of Time’ in the program unit Pauline Soteriology which she co-chairs; Dr. M. Taylor presents her paper on ‘Jephthah's Daughter: Noble and Obedient unto Death or Misguided?’ for the program unit Recovering Female Interpreters of the Bible which she also co-chairs.
Also in the this unit Joshua Arp who is a Wycliffe doctoral student presents Nineteenth-Century Women’s Writings about the Conquest of Canaan.
Other Wycliffe doctoral studentspresenting this year include Dae Jun Jeong with his paper ‘Why He Should Run at That Time: A Reinterpretation of Hab 2:2’ in the Korean Biblical Colloquium program unit, and Andrew C. Wittpresenting his paper ‘Psalms 3–8 and the Theological Message of the Book of Psalms’ in the Book of Psalms program unit.
At AAR, Dr. Mangina will present a paper titled ‘If It’s a Symbol, to Hell with It: Apocalyptic and Transubstantiation’. Whilst Dr. Radner ‘s new publication A Brutal Unity : The Spiritual Politics of the Christian Church published by Baylor University Press 2012 will be the subject of a panel review with Dr. Radner responding.
Wycliffe Alumnae Heather Weir is also presenting her paper ‘Teaching Children or Children Teaching? Dialogue in Biblical Pedagogy’
There will be a TST Reception tomorrow for alumni/ae, students and faculty providing an opportunity to promote the new conjoint PhD program in 2015 and provide information for the 2014 transition year.
Safe travel and a successful conference to all the participants.
For more SBL informationsee here: for AAR see here.