Sheffield papers at SBL 2011

Thanks to Mike Kok for this:

Book of Acts 11/19/2011  9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Room: 2001 – Convention Center

Theme: Neither Charismatic Nor Early Catholic: Rethinking the Ecclesiology of Acts

Steve Walton, London School of Theology, Presiding
Richard A. Burridge, King’s College – London
Reassessing the Genre of Acts: A Biography of the Church (30 min)
Alan J. Thompson, Sydney Missionary and Bible College, Australia
Kingship and Community in Acts (30 min)
Richard P. Thompson, Northwest Nazarene University
Neither Charismatic nor Early Catholic: Rethinking the Ecclesiology of Acts Christologically with Attention to Acts 2 (30 min)
Break (10 min)
Loveday Alexander, University of Sheffield, Respondent (20 min)
Discussion (30 min)

Children in the Biblical World 11/21/2011 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Room: Sierra C – Marriott Marquis

Theme: Translating, Teaching, Reading, and Illustrating Children’s Bibles

David Gunn, Texas Christian University, Presiding
Jaqueline du Toit, University of the Free State, South Africa
All Things Bright and Beautiful: Translating the Bible for Children (30 min)
Penny Schine Gold, Knox College
Jewish Children’s Bibles in Twentieth-Century America (30 min)
Melody Briggs, University of Sheffield
Investigating Children’s Readings of Biblical Narrative (30 min)
Emma England, Universiteit van Amsterdam
The Fantastic in Bible Picturebooks for Children (30 min)
Discussion (30 min)
Children’s Bibles and the Academy


Social Sciences and the Interpretation of the Hebrew Scriptures
4:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Room: Stockton – Intercontinental

Theme: Space and Power

Ronald Simkins, Creighton University, Presiding
David J Chalcraft, University of Derby Sheffield
The Sociology of Disaster, Trauma and Risk and the Loss of the Ark Narrative (I Sam 4.1-7.1) (35 min)
Linda A. Dietch, Drew University
A Bourdieuian Analysis of the Authority of Violence in the Gideon-Abimelech Narrative (35 min)
Victor H. Matthews, Missouri State University
Memory Lingers: Definition and Redefinition of Space in Ancient Israel (35 min)
Stephen C. Russell, University of California-Berkeley
The House of Jehu and Tribal Notions of Land (35 min)


Bible and Pastoral Theology 11/20/2011 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Yerba Buena 14 – Marriott Marquis

Theme: Bible and Pastoral Theology: Interpretive Frames

Stephanie Crowder, Belmont University, Presiding
Randall Y. Furushima, New Hope Christian College and Guy Higashi, New Hope Christian College
A Pacific Rim Hermeneutics for Pastoral Theology (30 min)
Discussion (15 min)
Angella Son, Drew University
Jeong as Selfobject Experiences and an Instrument in the Formation of the Being-in-Encounter (30 min)
Discussion (15 min)
David J. Chalcraft, University of Derby Sheffield
A Sociological and Art Therapeutic Problematising of Notions of Biblical Counselling in Late Modernity (30 min)
Discussion (15 min)

Feminist Hermeneutics of the Bible 11/20/2011 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Room: Grand Ballroom A – Intercontinental

Theme: Feminist Readings and Re-readings

Richard Weis, United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, Presiding
Ally Kateusz, University of Missouri-Kansas City
Implications of the Androgyne Christ: Re-reading 1 Corinthians 11:3-16 When Christ Has Long Hair (25 min)
David J. A. Clines, University of Sheffield
The Magnificat: A Disenchantment (25 min)
Jennifer Bird, Greensboro College
Body Language Power: A Feminist (Re)Engagement of Paul (25 min)
Judith McKinlay, University of Otago
Good Women/Bad Women: Is There a Problem? (25 min)
Discussion (25 min)

International Syriac Language Project 11/20/2011 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Room: Sierra E – Marriott Marquis

Richard A. Taylor, Dallas Theological Seminary, Presiding
James K. Aitken, University of Cambridge
Alphabetical Versus Root-based Lexicons (30 min)
David J. A. Clines, University of Sheffield
How my (Lexicographical) Mind Has Changed, Or Remained the Same (30 min)
Michael Sokoloff, Bar-Ilan University
The Lexicographical State of Christian Palestinian Aramaic (30 min)
Lautaro Roig Lanzillotta, Groningen University
The Greek-Spanish Dictionary of the New Testament (DGENT): Method, Approach and Purposes (30 min)


Rhetoric and the New Testament 11/20/2011 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Room: Sierra H – Marriott Marquis

Theme: Rhetorics of Nationalism in New Testament Studies

Davina C. Lopez, Eckerd College, Presiding
Neil Elliott, Fortress Press, Panelist (20 min)
Suzanne Marchand, Louisiana State University, Panelist (20 min)
Jacques Berlinerblau, Georgetown University, Panelist (20 min)
James Crossley, University of Sheffield, Panelist (20 min)
David A. Sánchez, Loyola Marymount University, Panelist (20 min)
Milton Moreland, Rhodes College, Respondent (10 min)
Todd Penner, Austin College, Respondent (10 min)

Ideological Criticism 11/20/2011 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Room: Powell I & II – Renaissance Parc 55

Theme: Book Review – Secularism and Biblical Studies (2010, Equinox Press)

Roland Boer, University of Newcastle, Australia, Presiding
Ward Blanton, University of Glasgow, Panelist
Hector Avalos, Iowa State University, Panelist
Philip Davies, University of Sheffield, Panelist
Hanna Stenström, Uppsala University, Panelist
James Linville, University of Lethbridge, Respondent (20 min)
Russell McCutcheon, University of Alabama, Respondent (20 min)

Current Historiography and Ancient Israel and Judah 11/21/2011 9:00 to 11:30 AM
Room: 3005 – Convention Center

Theme: Historiography and Epistemology: Past, Present, and Future
Senior scholars of Israel’s history reflect on how historians have come to know what they know, where the discipline stands now in terms of epistemological questions, and what these questions mean for the next generations of historians of ancient Israel.

Megan Moore, Winston-Salem, NC, Presiding
Norman Gottwald, Pacific School of Religion, Panelist (25 min)
Lester Grabbe, University of Hull, Panelist (25 min)
Philip Davies, University of Sheffield, Panelist (25 min)
Discussion (75 min)

Deuteronomistic History 11/21/2011 4:00 PM to 6:15 PM
Room: Intercontinental Ballroom B – Intercontinental

Theme: Samuel in the Deuteronomistic History?

Cynthia Edenburg, The Open University of Israel, Presiding
Graeme Auld, University of Edinburgh
Was Samuel Born Deuteronomistic, Achieve Deuteronomistic Status, Or Have Deuteronomism Thrust Upon Him? (25 min)
Hannes Bezzel, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
The Numerous Deaths of King Saul (25 min)
Timothy M. Willis, Pepperdine University
“What other nation is like your people Israel?” A Textual and Redaction Critical Study of 2 Sam 7:22-24 (25 min)
Philip R. Davies, University of Sheffield
Why Is There a Deuteronomistic History? (25 min)
Discussion (20 min)

Biblical Hebrew Poetry 11/21/2011 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Room: 3004 – Convention Center

Theme: The Song of Songs

John Hobbins, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Presiding
J. Cheryl Exum, University of Sheffield
Who Wrote the Song of Songs? (25 min)
Stefan Fischer, University of Vienna, Austria
Janus-face in Song of Songs (25 min)
Maria Lindquist, Harvard University
A Well of Living Water or a Pit of Death: Female Sexuality and Water Metaphors in the Song of Songs (25 min)
Brian P. Gault, Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion
Is Her Door Open or Closed? Another Look at the Architectural Imagery in Song of Songs 8:8-10 (25 min)
Tremper Longman, Westmont College, Respondent (25 min)
Discussion (25 min)

Early Jewish Christian Relations 11/19/2011 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Room: Powell I & II – Renaissance Parc 55

Theme: Discourses of Identity and Belonging

Judy Siker, San Francisco Theological Seminary, Presiding
Abigail April Redman, Vanderbilt University
“No Jew nor Greek”? The Surprising Metaphorical Privilege of Jewish Identity in Galatians (25 mins
Michael Kok, University of Sheffield
A Contested Covenant: Construction [Constructing] a Christian Ethnic Identity in the Epistle of Barnabas (25 min)
Will Rutherford, Houston Baptist University
Citizenship among Jews and Christians: Civic Discourse in the Apology of Aristides (25 min)
Dominika Kurek-Chomycz, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
“New Creation” and the Jews: Some Aspects of the Use of the Pauline Concept in Early Christian Discourse (25 min)
Shelly Matthews, Furman University, Respondent (20 min)
Discussion (30 min)


Book of Acts 11/21/2011 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Room: 3003 – Convention Center

Theme: Acts as a Second-Century Composition: Testing the Hypothesis

Shelly Matthews, Furman University, Presiding
Shelly Matthews, Furman University, Introduction (5 min)
Richard I. Pervo, Saint Paul, Minnesota
Luke and the Bishops (25 min)
Michael Kok, University of Sheffield
The Flawed Evangelist (John) Mark: Reading Luke-Acts in Light of Papias (25 min)
Mary R. D’Angelo, University of Notre Dame
Acts as a Second-Century Text: Acts in the Context of Moral Propaganda from the Reigns of Trajan and Hadrian (25 min)
Ruben Dupertuis, Trinity University
Reading Resistance in the Ending of Acts: Arrests and Trials in Texts of the Second Sophistic (25 min)
Carl Holladay, Emory University, Respondent (20 min)
Discussion (25 min)

Biblical Criticism and Literary Criticism 11/20/2011 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Room: Stockton – Renaissance Parc 55

Theme: Silence, Shadows, and the Inner Self

James Smith, Cincinnati Christian University, Presiding
Christopher Meredith, University of Sheffield
Phantasm, Orgasm: Un-Dreaming the World of the Song of Songs; Or, Making Sexy Maps by the Light of a Phantoscope (30 min)
Paul Kang-Kul Cho, Harvard University
Job, Repetition, and the Human Interiority (30 min)
Sung Uk Lim, Vanderbilt University
Rhetography and Intertextuality: A Way of Sensing Jesus in Gethsemane (Mt 26:36-46) in the Shadow of Isaac on Moriah (Gen 22:1-14) (30 min)
Noel Forlini, Drew University
A Womb, A Tomb, And A Wound: Darkened Spaces Of The Divine In John’s Gospel (30 min)
Michal Beth Dinkler, Harvard University
Speaking of Silence: The Narrative Representations of Speech and Silence in the Gospel of Luke (30 min)

Use, Influence, and Impact of the Bible 11/19/2011 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Room: Laurel Hill – Intercontinental

Theme: Book Review: Antonio Negri, The Labor of Job: The Biblical Text as a Parable of Human Labor (Duke UP, 2009)
Joint session with: Bible, Theology, and Postmodernity Group (AAR)

Roland Boer, University of Newcastle, Australia, Presiding
James Harding, University of Otago, Panelist (15 min)
Erin Runions, Pomona College, Panelist (15 min)
Adam Kotsko, Chicago Theological Seminary, Panelist (15 min)
Mayra Rivera, Harvard University, Panelist (15 min)
Hugh Pyper, University of Sheffield, Panelist (15 min)
Discussion (45 min)

Bakhtin and the Biblical Imagination 11/19/2011 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Room: 2014 – Convention Center

Walter Brueggemann, Columbia Theological Seminary, Presiding
Barbara Green, Dominican School at the Graduate Theological Union
Jeremiah’s Character Zone (25 min)
Hugh Pyper, University of Sheffield and Seong Whan Hyun, University of Sheffield
Voice Cries to Voice: Dialogue and Unity in Job (25 min)
Rachelle Gilmour, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Juxtaposed Episodes of Biblical Narrative in Dialogue (25 min)
Paul Evans, McMaster Divinity College
The Dialogues of 1 Chronicles 21, Exodus 30 and the ‘sin’ of the Census (25 min)
Cameron S. McKenzie, Providence College and Theological Seminary (Manitoba)
Singing the Lord’s Song in a Really Strange Land or “Deep” Conversations in Jonah 2 (25 min)


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