There are a number of Paul sessions and other interesting looking papers during this time slot.  However, I will be attending the Paul and Politics group whose theme is Dieter Georgi’s Intellectual Legacy for Pauline Scholarship.  Two of my favorite scholars Helmut Koester and Richard Horsley are presenting papers.  Unfortunately, this decision means I will be missing many other great sections such as Intertextuality and the New Testament, Second Corinthians, Romans through History, and Social Scientific Criticism of the New Testament.  I am especially sad that I will miss my fellow UCLA colleague Sue Russell and her examination of Mary Douglas’ grid/group theory.

Paul and Politics
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Room: Napoleon A3 – SH

Theme: Dieter Georgi’s Intellectual Legacy for Pauline Scholarship

Bernadette Brooten, Brandeis University, Presiding
Helmut Koester, Harvard University
Paul in the Prophetic Tradition of Israel (20 min)
Discussion (5 min)
Angela Standhartinger , Philipps Universität-Marburg
The Political Impact of Gnosticism: Dieter Georgi’s Research on Paul and the Wisdom of Solomon in his Later Frankfurt Period (20 min)
Discussion (5 min)
Richard A. Horsley, University of Massachusetts Boston
A True Prophet: Dieter Georgi and ‘Gott auf den Kopf Stellen’ (20 min)
Discussion (5 min)
Other (15 min)
Other (60 min)

Social Scientific Criticism of the New Testament
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Room: Studio 2 – MR

Theme: A Retrospective on Mary Douglas. Legacy and Impact on Biblical Studies.

Richard E. DeMaris, Valparaiso University, Presiding
A. Sue Russell, Biola University
The Development of Douglas’ Grid/Group as an Analytical Tool and its Application to 1st Century Judaism (30 min)
Kevin Pittle, Biola University
Impurity and Power: Anthropological Considerations of Agency, Hybridity, and the Performance of Counterdesire (30 min)
Ritva H. Williams, Augustana College
Ingesting Impurity: the Social Body and Its Survival (30 min)
Charlotte Fonrobert, Stanford University, Respondent (30 min)
Discussion (25 min)