3rd and Final Call for 9th Annual E-Lister's gathering at SBL
- Apologies for cross posting
Here is (a) the third and Final Call for the 9th annual gathering of all
NT and Biblical e-list members (i.e. XTalkers, B-Greeks, and members of
Corpus Paulinum, John Lit, Kata Markon, Biblical Studies, T-C List,
Ioudaios, Synoptic-L, etc.) at the SBL Annual Meeting (held this year on
Nov. 19th-Nov. 22nd in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), and (b) the "head
count" and paper listings for those who have already informed me of
their intention to attend the SBL and/or the E-Lister's meeting (see
[For those of you who do not know what the Society of Biblical
Literature is and/or are unfamiliar with the SBL Annual Meeting, go
and then to
The E-Lister's meeting is planned for SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19th at 11:30
a.m. in the Pennsylvania Convention Center Exhibit Hall D and (with
thanks to the stalwart representatives of Gramcord) at the Gramcord
Institute Booth (Booth 526).
As attendees of previous meetings know, this gathering is a great
opportunity to place a face on someone hitherto known only as an
electronic personality and/or to renew acquaintances made at previous
If there is anyone else who will be attending SBL and the E-Lister's
Meeting, please write me OFF LIST at jgibson000@... before 5
pm CST tomorrow (Wednesday, Nov. 16th) and let me know by writing me OFF
LIST at jgibson000@... and let me know.
(a) if you will be attending;
(b) if and when and under what aegis you are presenting a paper,
(c) your paper title, AND
(d) what you consider to be your "home" E-List.
(If you are presenting a paper, you might simply cut and paste into your
e-mail to me the information about your presentation that appears in the
online version of the SBL Annual Meeting Program Book).
Again, write to me OFF LIST (jgibson000@...) and please use a
header that says something like "SBL e-lister's meeting".
Looking forward to seeing you in Philadelphia!
Jeffrey B. Gibson, D.Phil. (Oxon.)
1500 W. Pratt Blvd. #1
Chicago, IL 60626
Samuel Frost (Whitefield Theological Seminary)
presenting papers entitled: Christianity and Its Global Vision in the
Early Centuries (for Other Voices sub group at ETS), and Imminent
Eschatology and Its Influence on Second Century Christian Ethics for
Susan Jeffers (Adjunct faculty, Bethany Theological Seminary and Earlham
School of Religion)
Paper: "Tips for Teaching Greek Online" in S19-103 Best Practices in
Teaching Workshop, 11/19/2005 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM Room: Room 411 & 412 -
Jim West, no paper
Norman Hutchinson, no paper
Ellie Elliot (First Congregational United Church of Christ, Fairmont,
S19-61 Early Christian Families 11/19/2005
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM Room: Room 112-A - Pennsylvania Convention Center
Empire as Metaphorical Family: Pauls Use of Family Metaphor to Oppose
Caesars Family Empire
Also part of a panel responding to Wright's Paul for Everyone series in:
S21-108 Congregational-based Biblical Scholarship
11/21/2005 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Room: Room 108-A - Pennsylvania Convention Center
Theme: What does congregation-based biblical scholarship look like?
William Brosend, Louisville Institute, Presiding
N. T. Wright, Anglican Church, Panelist
Fred B. Craddock, Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Panelist
M. Eugene Boring, Brite Divinity School, Texas Christian University,
Mark D. Nanos, (Soebbing Visiting Scholar, Rockhurst University;
Lecturer, University of Kansas)
responding to three papers in the new Jewish Christianity unit entitled
"Rethinking the Category Jewish Christianity," S19-116, Sat. 4-6:30pm.
No paper; but on the AAR Committee for Teaching and Learning as well as
Steering Committee for the SBL Computer-Assisted Research Seminar, and
each group is sponsoring sessions/presentations that I am helping to
coordinate. In particular, what may be of interest to this group is the
pre-convention workshop sponsored by CARS. It should be described in the
program booklet that folks just got in the mail-or I am sure it can be
found in the on-line program as well.
Edgar Krentz (Lutheran School of Theology)
Jerry L. Sumney (Professor of Biblical Studies Lexington Theological
Reading a paper entitled: "Paul Among, and as One of the,
Jews" in the "Jewish Christianity" session: 11/19 at 4:00-6:30
Dr. William S. Campbell (Department of Theology and Religious Studies,
University of Wales Lampeter)
Responding to a presentation in Daniel Patte's Romans Through History
and Cultures Seminar
Kathy Ehrensperger (Department of Theology and Religious Studies,
University of Wales Lampeter)
Chair a session of Daniel Patte's Romans Through History and Cultures
Sigurd Grindheim (Assistant Professor of New Testament Trinity
Evangelical Divinity School)
S19-19Pauline Epistles 11/19/2005 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Room: Room 105-B - Pennsylvania Convention Center
"Apostate Turned Prophet: Paul's Retrospective Self-assessment (30 min)
S21-15Computer Assisted Research
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Room: Room 411 & 412 - Marriott
Ken Penner (McMaster University)
Publishing Critical Texts on the Web: Issues in Mounting the Online
Pseudepigrapha (30 min)
George Kiraz (Beth Mardutho: The Syriac Institute)
A Multi-Tier Interlinear to the Syriac New Testament
Monday, 9.15, Session S21-26 Historical Linguistics and the Dating of
Biblical Hebrew Texts;
"Sociolinguistics - A Key to Typology and Social background of Biblical
Robert A. Kraft (Religious Studies, University of Pennsylvania)
1. Introducing the current SBL President (S19-133; Saturday 7 pm)
2. Wisdom/Apocalyptic section (moved to S19-86; Saturday 4 pm) --
"Wisdom and the Similitudes of Enoch"
3. Early Jewish Christian Relations section (S20-112; Sunday 4 pm) --
"Situating the Dialogue of Timothy and Aquila in the Wider World of
Dialogues with/against Jews"
presenting two papers: one in the Didache consultation,
S20-59, Sunday afternoon, 1 pm, the other in the Nag Hammadi section,
S22-12, Tuesday morning, 9 am.
Titles are: "Branches on David's Vine" and "Just How Does One
Sabbatize the Sabbath? A Reconsideration of Gospel of Thomas 27"
Gregg S. Morrison
Jim Davila (Lecturer in Early Jewish Studies, St. Mary's College,
University of St. Andrews)
"Enter the Bibliobloggers," in Sunday CARG session (S20-12).
SYNOPTIC-L (J. Ted Blakley, Ph.D. Candidate, University of St Andrews)
Mark Goodacre (Associate Professor Duke University, Department of
Paper: "The Rock on Rocky Ground: How Matthew Read Mark's
Characterization of Peter" Matthew Section, Saturday 20 November, 1 p.m.
Paper: The Abomination of Desolation in Matthew 24:15 in Synoptic
Gospels Section 11/20/2005 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM Room: Room 114 (Audium) -
Pennsylvania Convention Center.
Panelist in Computer Assisted Research Section 11/20/2005 9:00 AM to
11:00 AM Room: Room 411 & 412 - Marriott Theme: The Pleasures, Pains and
Prospects for Biblioblogging
Respondent to Alan Garrow, St Albans & Oxford Ministry Course
Didache 16: The Tradition Behind 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 (25 min)
Didache in Context 11/21/2005 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM Room: Room 305 -
Paper: Identifying the Hand of Secret Mark (25 min) Paleographical
Studies in the Ancient Near East 11/21/2005 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM Room:
Commonwealth A2 - Loews Hotel.
Jeffrey Gibson (Harry S. Truman College, Columbia College, Chicago)
Jeff Peterson (Austin Graduate School of Theology)
"Paul, Passover, and Politics" in the Paul and Politics section,
Monday, Nov. 21, at 9 AM.
Rikk Watts (Regents College)
A paper at IBR on late Sat morning. More philosophical in orientation
(scampering through Homer, the pre-Socratics, the Sophists, Augustine,
Descartes, and Gadamer, with a nod to the personalists like McMurray) I
will argue that Aristotle was right and that the only appropriate way to
"do" NT theology is through metaphor and analogy since it concerns
material that could be otherwise and thus belongs as do all discussions
of human meaning and significance to the field of persuasive rhetoric.
Steve Black (Trinity College, The Toronto School of Theology)
Presenting in the Matthew Section (S20-68) on Sunday a paper titled
"Is Peter Rehabilitated in Mt?"
Reading two papers on Monday afternoon, Nov. 22. One is to be presented
at the Historical Jesus Section, during the 1:00-3:30 segment, and is
entitled. "Bailey's Theory of Oral Tradition: A Theory Repudiated by Its
Evidence." The second paper is to be presented to the Synoptic
Gospels Section , during its 4:00-6:30 segement, and is entitled, " Two
Jesuses: Jesus of Nazareth and Jesus of Jerusalem: Provocative
Parallels, Imaginative Imitation."
Paper "The Rhetorical Function of 'Story' in the Strategy of the Letter
of Jude" in the Rhetoric of Religious Antiquity Consultation, S19-125,
Room 106-B Convention Centre
Chairing the session "Methodological Reassessments of the Letters of
James, Peter, and Jude" S19-67, Room Independence I - Marriott (this is
a new consultation of which I am the chair).
Kenneth A. Olson (PhD Student, Religion, Duke University)
Paul Anderson (George Fox University)
Presiding over S20-21John, Jesus and History 11/20/2005 9:00 AM to 11:30
AM Room: Room 108-B - Pennsylvania Convention Center
Papers: The Johannine Ego Eimi sayings in Cognitive-Critical
Perspective (25 min) S19-21Psychology and Biblical Studies 11/19/2005
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Room: Room 104-A - Pennsylvania Convention Center
From the Temptation to the Passion of JesusFilm Clips and Interpretive
Suggestions (30 min) S20-134Jesus at the MoviesWhat Works in the
Classroom and What Doesnt 11/20/2005 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Richard H. Anderson
Sakari Hakkinen (Kuopio, Finland)
Presenting a paper on the theme Literature used by the Ebionites on
Sunday morning (S 20-20, 9-11.30 at room 305 Marriott).