Galatians at SBL 2010

As a number of bloggers have noted the 2010 program has been released. This year’s meeting will be in Atlanta, GA and runs from November 20-23. You can search the program book online here. There are a number of presentations related to Galatians, including two entire sessions on the history of interpretation of verse 3:28. Surf on over to read the abstracts and take a look at the other presentations.

History of Interpretation 11/20/2010 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Theme: Reading Galatians 3:28: Pagan, Rabbinic, and Patristic Insights
Laura Lieber, Duke University, Presiding

Benjamin White, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
“Hearing Galatians 3:28c for the First Time: Gender, the Galli and the Northern/Southern Galatia Debate.” (30 min)

Gesila Nneka Uzukwu, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
“Gal 3:28 and its Alleged Relationship to the Three Blessing of Gratitude Found in Rabbinic Writings.” (30 min)

Stephen O. Presley, University of St. Andrews-Scotland
“The First Reader of Gal 3:28: Clement of Alexandria and the doctrine of Apokatastasis.” (30 min)

Eugenia Scarvelis Constantinou, University of San Diego
“‘One in Christ’ but Multivalent in Meaning: The Creative Use of Gal. 3:27-28 in the Theological Controversies of the Early Church.” (30 min)

Feminist Hermeneutics of the Bible 11/20/2010 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Abigail April Redman, Vanderbilt University
“No Male and Female? Galatians 4.21-31 and the Allegorical Privilege of the Male.” (30 min)

Psychology and Biblical Studies 11/20/2010 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Marion Carson, International Christian College
“Religion, Religiosity, and Paul’s Letter to the Galatians.” (25 min)

African Biblical Hermeneutics 11/21/2010 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
David J. Downs, Fuller Theological Seminary
“Reading Galatians in Tanzania in Light of Male Circumcision as an HIV/AIDS Intervention.” (25 min)

Pauline Soteriology 11/21/2010 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Martin de Boer, Vrije Universiteit-Amsterdam
“The Cross and The Cosmos in Galatians.” (40 min)

Disability Studies and Healthcare in the Bible and Near East 11/21/2010 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Kristi Upson-Saia, Occidental College
“Paul’s use of bodily stigmata and social stigmatization in his letter to the Galatians.” (30 min)

History of Interpretation 11/21/2010 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Theme: Reading Galatians 3:28: Medieval and Modern Insights
Clayton Jefford, Saint Meinrad School of Theology, Presiding

Aaron Canty, Saint Xavier University
“Sacramentality and Anti-Judaism in Twelfth- and Thirteenth-Century Interpretations of Galatians 3:28.” (30 min)

William M. Wright IV, Duquesne University
“Gal 3:28 in Thomas Aquinas’ Lectures on the Pauline Letters.” (30 min)

Glenn Kreider, Dallas Theological Seminary
“‘For in Christ Is Neither Jew Nor Samaritan, But Christ Is One’: Jonathan Edwards’s Use of Galatians 3:28.” (30 min)

Stephen J. Lennox, Indiana Wesleyan University
“‘One in Christ’: Galatians 3:28 and the Holiness Agenda.” (30 min)

Pauline Epistles 11/22/2010 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Bradley R. Trick, Duke University
“The Singular Abrahamic Seed and the Law’s Supplementing of the Promise in Gal 3:15-20.” (30 min)

Pauline Epistles 11/22/2010 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Kevin McGinnis, Claremont Graduate University
“Longing to be At Home in the Universe: Rethinking the Religious and Ethical Aspects of the ‘Elements of the Cosmos’ in Paul’s Epistle to the Galatians.” (30 min)

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