As of now I have not determined which session I will be attending Sunday early afternoon at SBL.  I am not particularly drawn to any of the sessions.  However, there are a number of papers and sessions that look promising.  Perhaps I will use this time slot to relax, spend some extra time at lunch, and peruse the amazing book exhibit.  The sessions that do look interesting are the book review of Ramsay MacMullen’s new book The Second Church, the Christian Apocrypha group, the disputed Paulines group, and the Didache in context section.  Brandon Wason and I often attend at least one section on the Didache and I am guessing that this will be the section I attend.  However, there is one paper in the Mapping Memory section that piques my interest, Benjamin White’s paper on how Paul became Paul.  So if I am committing to a section at this moment it is the Didache group, but there is a decent chance I will be wandering the book exhibit during this time slot.

Didache in Context
11/22/2009
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Room: St. Charles Suite – MR

John J. Clabeaux, Pontifical College Josephinum, Presiding
Kathleen E. Corley, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
Celebratory Meals of the Kingdom of God and Meals of Jesus’ Presence: From Jesus and Q to the Didache and the Eucharist (25 min)
Taras Khomych, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Respondent (5 min)
Joseph Mueller, Marquette University
Review of J. Schwiebert, Knowledge and the Coming Kingdom: The Didache’s Meal Ritual in its Place in Early Christianity (25 min)
Jonathan Schwiebert, Lenoir-Rhyne College, Respondent (5 min)
Break (5 min)
Nancy Pardee, Saint Xavier University
The Text of the Didache: Revisiting Codex Hierosolymitanus 54 (25 min)
Jonathan A. Draper, University of KwaZulu-Natal
The Moral Economy of the Didache (25 min)
Discussion (10 min)
Business Meeting (20 min)

Mapping Memory: Tradition, Texts, and Identity
11/22/2009
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Room: Jackson – MR

Theme: Memory, History, and Tradition

Rafael Rodríguez, Johnson Bible College, Presiding
Jens Bruun Kofoed, Copenhagen Lutheran School of Theology
Cultural Memory and Ancient Israelite Historiography (25 min)
Catrin H. Williams, University of Bangor, Wales
Abraham as a Figure of Memory in John 8:31-59 (25 min)
Benjamin White, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Lincoln, Social Memories and the Pauline Tradition into the Second Century: or “On How Paul became ‘Paul'” (25 min)
Alan Kirk, James Madison University
Cognitive and Cultural Memory Interface, and the Formation of Tradition (25 min)
Break (5 min)
Discussion (45 min)

Book Review: Ramsay MacMullen, The Second Church: Popular Christianity A.D. 200-400 (Society of Biblical Literature, 2009)
11/22/2009
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Room: Regent – MR

L. Michael White, University of Texas at Austin, Presiding
Stephen Davis, Yale University, Panelist (15 min)
Robin Jensen, Vanderbilt University, Panelist (15 min)
Christine M. Thomas, University of California-Santa Barbara, Panelist (15 min)
Douglas Boin, University of Texas at Austin, Panelist (15 min)
Ramsay MacMullen, Yale University, Respondent (15 min)
Discussion (15 min)

 

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