UDTS | November SBL News

 UDTS at Professional Meetings in Boston

November 2017

It’s an amazing event: every year over 10,000 teachers and researchers of religion, theology, ethics, and the Bible gather in one city in the days before Thanksgiving. Members of the American Academy of Religion and the Society of Biblical Literature organize more than 1200 academic sessions, workshops, meetings, receptions, and tours. This is such a magnet for scholars of religion that other groups set up their meetings in conjunction with AAR/SBL. Graduate students interview for jobs. Universities gather their alumni for networking and fundraising.

Four UDTS professors presented their research and led sessions in Boston last month.

  • Dr. Christopher James gave a public lecture on his book Church Planting in Post-Christian Soil: Theology and Practice at University of Boston School of Theology. He also participated in a workshop at AAR: “The Use of Ethnography for Theological Purposes.”
  • Dr. Annette Bourland Huizenga spoke on a panel sponsored by the Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion: “Pauline Landscapes.” Panel members talked about their experiences of writing on Paul’s letters for the Wisdom Commentary Series. Dr. Huizenga wrote the volume 1-2 Timothy, Titus.
  • Dr. Jordan Ryan co-presented a paper with Dr. Marcela Zapata-Meza at the annual conference of the American Schools of Oriental Research: “Rethinking the Layout of the Magdala Synagogue.”
  • Dr. Matthew Schlimm presented two papers at the SBL: “Is Deuteronomy the Original Prosperity Gospel?” (at the session on Theological Interpretation of Scripture” and “The Problem with Progressive Revelation: Violence” (at the Biblical Ethics session).

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