Monthly Archives: June 2011

St. Andrews Calls for Papers

Call for Papers
Paul’s Letter to the Galatians & Christian Theology
10-13 July 2012, St Andrews

Those with an interest in Galatians will be very interested by St. Andrews’ call for papers related to Paul’s Letter to the Galatians & Christian Theology. Surf on over for all the details. The official website is at St. Andrews. The keynote speakers are Richard Hays, N. T. Wright and Oliver O’Donovan so it promises to be an exciting fair.

They invite proposals for short papers that relate Galatians to Christian theology and culture, including:

* Galatians & Art
* Galatians & Christian Doctrine
* Galatians & Ethics
* Galatians & the History of Interpretation
* Galatians & Eschatology
* Jewish and Christian Readings of Galatians.

Galatians at SBL 2011

As usual there are a number of papers being presented at SBL this year which relate directly to Galatians. Here is a list. The full schedule can be viewed online.

Early Jewish Christian Relations
11/19/2011 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Abigail April Redman, Vanderbilt University
“No Jew nor Greek”? The Surprising Metaphorical Privilege of Jewish Identity in Galatians (25 min)

Rhetoric of Religious Antiquity
11/19/2011 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Brigitte Kahl, Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York
Is Caesar not God? Abraham’s fatherhood and imperial religion in Galatians critically re-imagined (30 min)

Asian and Asian-American Hermeneutics
11/19/2011 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM
David A. deSilva, Ashland Theological Seminary
Neither Tamil Nor Sinhalese: Reading Galatians in Sri Lanka (20 min)

New Testament Textual Criticism
11/20/2011 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Stephen C. Carlson, Duke University
“For Sinai is a Mountain in Arabia”: A Note on the Text of Galatians 4:25 (20 min)

Greco-Roman Religions
Joint Session With: Society for Ancient Mediterranean Religions, Archaeology of Religion in the Roman World, Greco-Roman Religions
11/20/2011 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Jeffrey A. Keiser, McGill University
In Memoriam Apostoli Pauli: Paul and the Body Politic in Galatians (25 min)

Rhetoric and the New Testament
11/20/2011 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Mark D. Given, Missouri State University
Parenesis and Peroration in Galatians: The Rhetorical Function of Gal 4:12–6:18 (30 min)

Scripture in Early Judaism and Christianity
11/21/2011 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Linda Belleville, Grand Rapids Theological Seminary
Paul’s Use of the Moses-?es?t?? Tradition in Galatians 3:19-20 (30 min)

Christian Theology and the Bible
11/21/2011 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Theme: (Christ’s) Life in The Spirit According to Galatians
Rebecca Hancock, Harvard University, Presiding

Timothy Wiarda, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary (Mill Valley)
Favor, Struggle, and Abandonment: Life in the Spirit in Galatians 4:6 and the Gospel of Mark (30 min)

Christopher Holmes, University of Otago
The Spirit and the Promise: On Becoming Aligned with the Way Things Really Are (30 min)

Michael Allen, Knox Theological Seminary
“The Righteousness of God is Revealed from Faith for Faith”—The Dogmatic Location of the Pistis Christou Debate (30 min)

J. R. Daniel Kirk, Fuller Theological Seminary
“Abba, Father,” as a Cry of Co-Crucifixion in Gal 4:6 (30 min)

Rhetoric and the New Testament
11/21/2011 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM
James McConnell, Gardner-Webb University
Galatians as a Thesis and Paul’s Application of the Topos of Authority (30 min)

Slavery, Resistance, and Freedom
11/21/2011 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Valerie Nicolet Anderson, Fuller Theological Seminary
Slave of Christ and Son of God: The Concept of Pauline Freedom (25 min)

Douglas A. Campbell on Galatians 5:11

The latest issue of NTS has an article by Campbell on Galatians 5:11

Douglas A. Campbell, “Galatians 5.11: Evidence of an Early Law-observant Mission by Paul?” New Testament Studies. 57:3 (2011): 325-347.

Campbell argues that Paul originally taught a “fully law-observant gospel” to Gentiles that included circumcision but later changed his mind and taught against that view. Personally I think this conclusion is untenable because the “offense of the cross” was always there but feel free to read his article and refute my ignorance!