SBL Baltimore 2013

I will not be able to attend the annual meetings of the American Schools of Oriental Research and the Society of Biblical Literature that begin this week in Baltimore, but I will offer, as in years past, an index of papers and sessions related in some way to Corinth. I did not see any obvious Corinthiaka in the ASOR program, but SBL, unsurprisingly, includes numerous relevant presentations and sessions. If one of the following titles make you curious, visit the SBL program website to access the abstracts.

First, sessions obviously related to early Christian Corinth and 1 and 2 Corinthians:

Meals in the Greco-Roman World (S23-123, Nov. 23)

Theme: Bodies on the Couch: Gender, Space, and the Meal

  • Soham Al-Suadi, Universität Bern – Université de Berne, Presiding
  • Matthew Roller, Johns Hopkins University
    Postures, Roles, and Social Distinctions: A Classicist’s Perspective on Early Christian Commensality (30 min)
  • Jorunn Økland, Universitetet i Oslo
    Gender-Mixed Dining in Non-Public Spaces: To What Can Early Christian Meals Be Compared? (30 min)
  • Caroline Johnson Hodge, College of the Holy Cross
    Meals on Wheels: The Reserved Sacrament and Other Christian Daily Devotions (30 min)
  • Carly Daniel-Hughes, Concordia University – Université Concordia, Respondent (15 min)
  • Ellen Aitken, McGill University, Respondent (15 min)
  • Discussion (30 min)

Pauline Epistles (S23-126. Nov. 23)

  • Emma Wasserman, Rutgers University, Presiding
  • Heidi Wendt, Brown University
    With Far More Imprisonments and Often Near Death: Paul’s Hardships Amidst Roman Punishments of Freelance Experts (25 min)
  • Philip L. Tite, University of Washington
    Roman Diet and Meat Consumption: Reassessing Elite Access to Meat in 1 Corinthians 8 (25 min)
  • Charles Cosgrove, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
    Abstention from Wine by the “Weak” in the Roman Church: A Dietary Practice Addressed by Paul in Romans 14 (25 min)
  • Janelle Peters, Emory University
    The Imperishable Crown and the Heavenly Politeuma in 1 Corinthians (25 min)
  • Judith Gundry, Yale Divinity School
    “(He is) Divided” (1 Cor 7:32a) – The Impossible Possibility: Paul, Cynics, and Stoics on Marriage (25 min)

Early Christianity and the Ancient Economy (S23-213, Nov. 23)

Theme: Economic Aspects of the Ancient World and the Early Church

  • Michael Cover, University of Notre Dame, Presiding
  • David B. Hollander, Iowa State University
    Milk and Honey in the Roman Economy (30 min)
  • Jonathan Wilcoxson, University of Notre Dame
    Reconsidering the Social Status of Meat in light of 1 Cor 8:1-13 (30 min)
  • Alex Hon Ho Ip, Chinese University of Hong Kong
    The Economic Relationship between Masters and Slaves in the First Century in light of New Institutional Economics(30 min)
  • Michael Flexsenhar III, The University of Texas
    Slave or Free? Economizing Status in Pauline Communities (30 min)

Systematic Transformation and Interweaving of Scripture in 1 Corinthians (S23-241, Nov. 23)

Theme: Use of Scripture in 1 Corinthians: Theological, Sophisticated, and Bold

  • Erik Waaler, NLA Høgskolen, Presiding
  • Roy Ciampa, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
    Prophecy in Corinth and Paul’s Use of Isaiah’s Prophecy in 1 Cor 14:21-25 (15 min)
  • Richard Hays, Duke University, Respondent (25 min)
  • Guy Waters, Reformed Theological Seminary
    Curse Redux? First Corinthians 5:13, Deuteronomy, and Identity Formation in Corinth (15 min)
  • Christopher Stanley, Saint Bonaventure University, Respondent (25 min)
    Linda Belleville, Grand Rapids Theological Seminary
    Paul’s Use of the Exodus–Wilderness Narratives in 1 Cor 10:1-11 (15 min)
  • Peter Enns, Eastern University, Respondent (25 min)
  • Discussion (30 min)

Systematic Transformation and Interweaving of Scripture in 1 Corinthians (S23-341)

Theme: The Genre of 1 Corinthians

  • Linda Belleville, Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, Presiding
  • Thomas L. Brodie, St. Saviour’s, Limerick, Ireland
    The Genre of 1 Corinthians: Not a Letter, but a Letter-like Essay, an Epistle (30 min)
  • Margaret M. Mitchell, University of Chicago, Respondent (30 min)
  • Discussion (90 min)

Archaeology of Religion in the Roman World (S25-108, Nov. 25)

Theme: The Worship of Antinoos

  • Daniel Schowalter, Carthage College, Presiding
  • Betsey A. Robinson, Vanderbilt University
    Backgrounds to Antinoos (30 min)
  • Christopher Jones, Harvard University
    Antinoos between Hero and God (30 min)
  • Trevor Thompson, University of Chicago
    “Darling of the Emperor”: Antinoos in Early Christian Rhetoric (30 min)
  • Jayne Reinhard, College of New Jersey
    Following Antinoos: Polydeukion as Hero and Protector of the Roman Baths (30 min)
  • Dale Martin, Yale University, Respondent (10 min)
  • Jorunn Økland, Universitetet i Oslo, Respondent (10 min)
  • Discussion (10 min)

Second Corinthians: Pauline Theology in the Making (S25-146, Nov. 25)

Theme: 2 Corinthians 7:5-16

  • Thomas Schmeller, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, Presiding
  • James R. Harrison, Sydney College of Divinity
    ‘Consolation,’ ‘Affliction,’ and ‘Joy’ in 2 Cor 7:4-13 Against the Backdrop of Graeco-Roman Consolatory Literature and Second Temple Judaism (25 min)
  • Derek Brown, Logos Bible Software
    Second Corinthians 7:5–16 and Paul’s Care for His Churches (25 min)
  • Emmanuel Nathan, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
    Of Grief That Turns to Comfort: MT Echoes Resounding in the Background of 2 Cor 7:5-16? (25 min)
  • Steven Kraftchick, Emory University
    Lype According to God: A Theological Reading of 2 Cor 7:5-16 (25 min)
  • Dominika Kurek-Chomycz, Liverpool Hope University, Respondent (10 min)
  • Reimund Bieringer, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Respondent (10 min)
  • Discussion (30 min)

Second Corinthians: Pauline Theology in the Making (S25-331)

  • Edith Humphrey, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Presiding
  • Hans Arneson, Duke University
    A Defense of Divine Sincerity and Grace: Re-Reading 2 Cor 1:15–2:11 (25 min)
  • Troels Engberg-Pedersen, University of Copenhagen
    The Node of Paraenetic Concepts in 2 Cor 7:5-16 in relation to 6:11-7:4, 2:1-13 and 1:3-11 (25 min)
  • Christopher D. Land, McMaster Divinity College
    Many Wronged, but No Wrongdoers: The Enigma of 2 Cor 7:5–16 (25 min)
  • Lisa M. Bowens, Princeton Theological Seminary
    The Mind as Battleground in 2 Cor 10-11: Placing Paul in Conversation with the Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs, the Community Hymns, and the Prayer of Levi (25 min)
  • Matthew Forrest Lowe, Dundas Baptist Church, Dundas, Ontario
    What Kind of Day Has It Been: Pauline Theology in the Making at the Midpoint of Second Corinthians (25 min)

Scattered Papers in Other Sessions

  • J. Ayodeji Adewuya, Pentecostal Theological Seminary
    Identity Crisis: The One and the Many in 1 Corinthians 5–7 (15 min) (P22-306, Nov. 22)
  • Alexandra Brown, Washington and Lee University
    Time in the Corinthian Correspondence (40 min) [S23-330, Nov. 23]
  • C. Andrew Ballard, Fordham University
    Paideia Through Mysteries: Models of Mystery Teaching in Plato’s Symposium, 4QInstruction, and 1 Corinthians (25 min) [S23-345, Nov. 23]
  • John R. Markley, Liberty University
    “Whether in the Body or Out of the Body, I Do Not Know”: Visionary Experiences of Paradise and Paul’s Confusion About the Mode of His Ascent in 2 Cor 12:1-10 (25 min) [S24-117, Nov. 24]
  • Richard Last, University of Toronto
    Gaius, the Guest of Paul, and the Whole Church (Rom 16:23) (25 min) [P24-240, Nov. 24]
  • Jin Hwang, Fuller Theological Seminary (Pasadena)
    ‘Who Grieved Whom? Balancing between Lype and Agape (30 min) [P24-322, Nov. 24]
  • Olugbenga Olagunju, Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary
    Exegesis of I Cor 12:1-11 in African Context (25 min) [S25-104, Nov. 25]\
  • Thomas R. Blanton, IV, Luther College
    Commodity or Gift? On the Classification of Paul’s Unremunerated Labor (30 min) [S25-116, Nov. 25]
  • Ma. Marilou S. Ibita, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
    Absent Women at the Corinthian Lord’s Supper? Reconsidering Gender, Economic, and Ecological Issues in 1 Cor 11:17-34 (30 min) [S25-118, Nov. 25]
  • Scott C. Ryan, Baylor University
    Anything You Can Do Paul Can Do Better: Ps 115:1 LXX, Prosopopoiia, and Paul’s Syncritical Argument in 2 Cor 4:7-5:10 (30 min) [S25-121, Nov. 25
  • Richard S. Ascough, Queen’s University
    What Are They Now Saying about Paul and the Associations? (25 min) [S25-135]
  • Timothy J. Christian, Asbury Theological Seminary
    P46 Tendencies in 2 Corinthians: A Critical Examination of the Oldest and Most Inconsistent Extant Papyrus of the Pauline Corpus (30 min) [S25-324]
  • David I. Yoon, McMaster Divinity College
    Letters of Recommendation: A Literary Analysis of the Documentary Papyri and Its Relation to the Corinthians (30 min) [S25-324]
  • Paul B. Duff, George Washington University
    Moses, His Ministry, and the Covenant: Reading 2 Corinthians 3 (25 min) [S25-325]

For Corinthiaka at past SBL meetings:

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