After reading well over 40 or so proposals, the steering committee of the Intertextuality in the New Testament Interpretation Section (of which I am co-chair) for the Society of Biblical Literature finally made its decisions on which papers to accept for our three sessions in Atlanta this November 2015.
We have two themed sessions: one on the Gospel of John, and the other on rhetorical criticism and the Pauline letters. The 3rd session was an open session. I’m presiding for the Paul presentations and am especially eager to hear the paper, among others, from Andrew Das of Elmherst College. I’ve read his work on Galatians and used select chapters to teach my classes with great appreciation for the quality of scholarship and insight (see, e.g., his Paul, Covenant and the Law and Paul and the Jews). And I just picked up his commentary on Galatians which is whopping 800+ pages. I might just bug him during our breaks and down-time about some of his work on Paul’s view of the Torah and justification through faith.
In any case, our three sessions are outlined below, subject to any last minute adjustments. Looking forward to hearing these!
Illumining John’s Use of Multivalent Biblical Images through Patristic Reception History (20 min)
Him Whom My Soul Loves: Song 3:1-5 as Narrative Framework for John’s Resurrection Account (20 min)
Jesus Prays the Shema as Ezekiel’s Prophesied King: A Reassessment of Johannine Oneness (20 min)
The Sapiential Traditions in the Fourth Gospel: Johannine Jesus as an Imitable Wisdom Incarnate (20 min)
Pontius Pilate as Anti-Moses in the Gospel of John (20 min)
An Audience-Oriented Approach to Paul’s Use of Scripture in Galatians: Reader Competence and Differing Target Audiences (20 min)
Diatribe and Deuteronomy: Romans 3.1-6 as Guided Reflection on Deuteronomy 32.4 (20 min)
Paul’s Use of Scripture in Romans 9-11 as Palimpsest: Literature in the Second Degree (20 min)
Paul and the Rhetoric of Obedience: A Rhetorical Reading Obedience (20 min)
No, Seriously: a Unifying Theory of Allusion (20 min)
A Double Portion: An Intertextual Reading of Hannah (1 Samuel 1-2) and Mark’s Greek Woman (Mark 7:24-30) (20 min)
The ‘sign from heaven’ and the ‘bread from heaven’ – Echoes of the Manna Tradition in Mark 8:10-13 (20 min)
Eye for an I: Intertextuality, Lex Talionis, and the Call of Justice (20 min)
Divorce and Remarriage in Deuteronomy 24:1-4 and Matthew 19:3-9 (20 min)
Reading Isaiah with Paul: Who are Mother Zion’s Children? (20 min)