I’m excited to announce the confirmed plenary session of the Asian American Biblical Intepretation research group for the annual meeting of the Institute for Biblical Research (#IBRAABI) on Friday November 19, 2021 at AAR-SBL San Antonio, Texas (pending COVID conditions).
Our session for 2021 features a panel review of three important books recently authored in the past two years by Asian American biblical scholars who teach in evangelical schools. They include: Te-Li Lau’s Defending Shame: Its Formative Power in Paul’s Letters, Janette Ok’s Constructing Ethnic Identity in 1 Peter: Who You Are No Longer, and Chloe Sun’s Conspicuous in His Absence: Studies in the Song of Songs and Esther with a new epilogue on the relevance of her work for AABI. The reviewers will present first for 20 minutes followed by an author response for 10 minutes. There will be a panel discussion with Q&A afterwards.
The session has not been posted yet on the IBR website but will be soon. This is a sneak peek and more details will be posted as the time of the session draws near. Many thanks to the publishers Baker Academic, IVP and T&T Clark for the review copies of the books.
Soooooooo looking forward to this! Stay tuned!
November 19, 2021 during the IBR research group sessions (3:30-5:30pm)
Milton Eng, Third Space Asian America, Presiding (3 min)
Max Lee, North Park Theological Seminary, Presiding (2 min)
M. Sydney Park, Beeson Divinity School, Review of Defending Shame: Its Formative Power in Paul’s Letters (20 min)
Te-Li Lau, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Author Response (10 min)
Bo Lim, Seattle Pacific University, Review of Conspicuous in His Absence: Studies in the Song of Songs and Esther + A New Epilogue (20 min)
Chloe Sun, Logos Evangelical Seminary, Author Response (10 min)
Diane Chen, Palmer Theological Seminary, Review of Constructing Ethnic Identity in 1 Peter: Who You Are No Longer (20 min)
Janette Ok, Fuller Seminary, Author Response (10 min)
Discussion (25 min)