After examining the Monday late afternoon schedule, I’m not sure where I will be.  There is only one section focusing on Paul, 2 Corinthians: Pauline Theology in the Making.  Two other sessions which I may attend are the Jesus Traditions, Gospels, and Negotiating the Roman Imperial World and the Social Scientific Criticsim section.  However, if my brain is still sharp after a full day of SBL I may make my way over to the Textual Criticism section.  I always find the textual criticism sections both enlightening and exhausting. 


Second Corinthians: Pauline Theology in the Making
4:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Room: Bacchus Suite – MR

Theme: 2 Corinthians 3 and the Larger Context

Edith M. Humphrey, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Presiding
Thomas R. Blanton, IV, Luther College
Recent Research on 2 Corinthians 3: Implications for the “New Perspective” (20 min)
Emmanuel Nathan, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Paul between Ideology and Utopia at Corinth: Imagining Covenant and Creation Together in 2 Corinthians 3-5 (20 min)
Discussion (20 min)
Break (10 min)
M. David Litwa, University of Virginia
Paul’s Mosaic Ascent: An Interpretation of 2 Corinthians 12:7-9 (20 min)
Eve-Marie Becker, Aarhus University
Moses on Mount Sinai in 2 Corinthians 3 and Markk 9: Two Types of Exodus-Reception? (20 min)
Discussion (20 min)


Jesus Traditions, Gospels, and Negotiating the Roman Imperial World
4:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Room: Studio 2 – MR

Theme: Gospels and Negotiating Roman Power

William R. Herzog II, Andover Newton Theological School, Presiding
Kathleen Brennan, Brite Divinity School
The Son of God: Caesar or Jesus? (25 min)
Jin Young Choi, Vanderbilt University
Haunted by Jesus’ Phantasma (Mark 6:45-52): The Motif of Presence in Absence in the Gospel of Mark (25 min)
Robert D. Maldonado, California State University-Fresno
Power is Over/With: Mark and Greco-Roman Imperium (25 min)
Judith Stack-Nelson, Princeton Theological Seminary
Luke and Problematic Philia: The Establishment of Friendship and the Commodification of Jesus in Luke and Acts (25 min)
Tricia Hoyt, Brite Divinity School
Subversive Humor in Luke-Acts (25 min)
Grant Gieseke, Drew University
The Kidron Connection: Arresting Ambivalence in John 18 (25 min)


Social Scientific Criticism of the New Testament
4:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Room: Studio 7 – MR

Theme: The Social Sciences and the Gospels
The issues of bodily boundaries and purity in Mark, the gestures of Jesus in Mark, social identity and the Samaritan woman, the dynamics model of social memory in John, and social identity and expulsion in Matthew will receive attention in this session.

Pieter F. Craffert, University of South Africa, Presiding
Nicole Wilkinson Duran, Trinity Presbyterian Church
Purity and Intentionality in Mark’s gospel (26 min)
Victor H. Matthews, Missouri State University
Conversation and Identity: Jesus and the Samaritan Woman (26 min)
John H. Elliott, University of San Francisco
Jesus the Gesturer and the Gospel of Mark: Communication Lost in Translation? (26 min)
Petri Luomanen, University of Helsinki
Discussion about Matthew’s Corpus Mixtum Remixed (26 min)
George P. Heyman, St. Bernard’s School of Theology and Ministry
The Household Code of Colossians 3:18 as Christian Subversive Rhetoric (26 min)
Discussion (20 min)


New Testament Textual Criticism
4:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Room: Balcony J – MR

Theme: Textual Types of New Testament Manuscripts: Emergence and Evaluation

Michael W. Holmes, Bethel University, Presiding
Holger Strutwolf, Institute for New Testament Textual Research
The Making of the Text-type Theory (15 min)
J. L. H. Krans, Vrije Universiteit-Amsterdam
Textual Criticism in the Making: Johann Jakob Wettstein (15 min)
Dirk Jongkind, Tyndale House
Samuel Prideaux Tregelles: How to Produce a Greek New Testament in the Nineteenth Century (15 min)
Discussion (15 min)
Tommy Wasserman, Lund University
Text-types and the Evaluation of Readings in New Testament Textual Criticism (20 min)
Discussion (10 min)
Jared Anderson, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The Origen-al Text of the Gospels: Origen’s Witness to a Carefully Preserved New Testament Text in Alexandria (20 min)
Discussion (10 min)
Klaus Wachtel, University of Muenster
The Byzantine Text of the Gospels: Recension or Process? (20 min)
Discussion (10 min)