SBL – Day 1-2

Corinthianmatters is on the road again, this time in London for the Society of Biblical Literature 2011 international meeting. The conference started yesterday with a session called the “Corinthian Correspondence”:

Wayne Coppins, University of Georgia, “Paul’s Concern with the Nature and Location of Eating Meat Sacrificed to Idols in 1 Cor 8-10: A Response to Gordon Fee, Ben Witherington, Bruce Fisk and David Horrell” (25 min)

Richard A. Wright, Oklahoma Christian University, “Food Will Not Bring Us Close to God: Idol Meat and Moral Instruction in Corinth” (25 min)

Bettina Kindschi, Universitat Bern, “the Pauline collection for Jerusalem in it’s historical setting”

Kar-Yong Lim, Seminari Theoloji Malaysia, “On the Night He Was paredideto” (1 Cor 11:23): A Story of a Human’s Betrayal or a Story of God’s Action in Christ in Paul’s Gospel? (25 min)

Tobias Hagerland, Lunds University, “Paul’s Elaboration of a Jesus Chreia” (25 min)

Elizabeth Waldron Barnett, United Faculty of Theology, “The Dissonance of Developmentalist Discourse in 1 Corinthians 13″ (25 min)

Other Corinth papers yesterday included:

David T. Williams, University of Fort Hare, “ ‘He is the Image and Glory of God, but the Woman …’ (1 Cor 11:7): “Uncovering” the Understanding of the Imago Dei”

Sean F. Winter, Uniting Church Theological College. “The Reception History of the Pauline Epistles: Beyond the Commentary Tradition”

Johannes M. Wessels, North-West University, “Triangular Reciprocity: A New Perspective on 1 Cor 9”

Volker Rabens, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, “Philo’s Attractive Ethics”


Today’s papers included a second session on “1 Corinthians”:

Sin Pan Daniel H0, University of Sheffield, “Unmasking a Scandalous Taboo or Taking a Stand Against the Streams? A Counter-cultural Reading of 1 Cor 5:1 and its Implication for the Theme of 1 Cor 5”: (30 min)

Andrey Romanov, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, “The ‘Gift-Reward’ Tension in 1 Corinthians ” (30 min)

Oh-Young Kwon, Alphacrucis College, “A Glimpse of Greco-Roman Practice of Collegia Sodalicia in 1 Cor 8 and of Collegia Tenuiorum in 1 Cor 15” (30 min)

Todd D. Still, Truett Theological Seminary, Baylor University, “Why Did Paul Preach Christ Crucified among the Corinthians? A New Answer to an Old Question” (30 min)

Additional Corinth papers today:

Ally Kateusz, University of Missouri-Kansas City, “The Image of the Androgyne in Gen 1-3 as Interpreted in the Earliest Reception of 1 Corinthians”

Frederick S. Tappenden, University of Manchester, “ ‘Is he in Here or up There, and when do I Change my Clothes?’ – Mapping Conceptual Metaphors for Resurrection in the Undisputed Pauline Epistles”

Emmanuel Nathan, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, “A Cultural Theory of Disability: Rethinking the Rethinking of Disabilities in Biblical Studies”

Jeremy Kidwell, University of Edinburgh, ” ‘Firstfruits’ in Paul and the Theology of Consecration”(20 min)

I’ve been able to attend about half these papers and hope to write some reflections next week.

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