AAR and SBL posterWhen the American Academy of Religion and the Society of Biblical Literature host their annual meetings November 17-20 in Chicago, Candler School of Theology will be well represented. Seventeen faculty members will present or respond to papers, participate on panels, preside over sessions, or conduct business meetings.

Candler is partnering with the Laney Graduate School to host a reception for alumni and friends attending these meetings or in the Chicago area on Sunday, November 18, at 9:00 p.m. in New Exhibit Hall 5 of the Chicago Hilton. If you have questions about this gathering, please contact Shawn Scott, Candler’s Director of Annual Giving, by email at sfscott@emory.edu.

Candler faculty are involved in the following sessions:

Jennifer Ayres, Assistant Professor of Religious Education and Director of Religious Education

  • Presenting, “Practical Theology and Popular Culture.” Nov. 19, 9:00-11:30 a.m. (A19-130)

Elizabeth Bounds, Associate Professor of Christian Ethics

  • Panelist, “Beyond Victim and Perpetrator: The Implications of War’s Moral Injury for Feminist Theory.” Nov. 17, 7:30-9:30 p.m. (P17-403)
  • Presenting, “Crime and Punishment: Ethics and Mass Incarceration.” Nov. 19, 9:00-11:30 a.m. (A19-106)

Gregory Ellison, Assistant Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling

  • Responding, “Practical Theology and Popular Culture.” Nov. 19, 9:00-11:30 a.m. (A19-130)

M. Patrick Graham, Margaret A. Pitts Professor of Theological Bibliography and Librarian

  • Presenting, “Bible and Visual Art.” Nov. 19, 9:00-11:30 a.m. (S19-109)

Susan Hylen, Associate Research Professor of New Testament

  • Presiding, “The Twentieth Anniversary Edition of the Women’s Bible Commentary: Assessing the Past and Looking Forward.” Nov. 17, 1:00-3:30 p.m. (S17-245)
  • Mentor, “Bible and Cultural Studies: Difference, Part II.” Nov. 17, 4:00-6:30 p.m. (S17-304)
  • Presenting, “Christian Apocrypha: New Manuscripts, Texts and Translations.” Nov. 17, 9:00-11:30 a.m. (S17-108)

Luke Timothy Johnson, R.W. Woodruff Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins

  • Responding, “Review of Luke Timothy Johnson’s Prophetic Jesus, Prophetic Church: The Challenge of Luke-Acts to Contemporary Christians.” Nov. 18, 9:00-11:30 a.m. (P18-144)

Arun Jones, Dan and Lillian Hankey Associate Professor of World Evangelism

  • Presiding, “Can the Native Christian Speak? Discerning the Voices of Indigenous Christians in Missionary and Colonial Archives.” Nov. 17, 1:00-3:30 p.m. (A17-205)

Emmanuel Lartey, Professor of Pastoral Theology, Care and Counseling

  • Panelist, “Discussion of Phillis Sheppard’s Self, Culture, and Others in Womanist Practical Theology.” Nov. 17, 9:00-11:30 a.m. (A17-131)

Joel LeMon, Assistant Professor of Old Testament

  • Presiding, “Ancient Near Eastern Iconography and the Bible: The Relationship between Text and Image.” Nov. 18, 9:00-11:30 a.m. (S18-104)

Ellen Ott Marshall, Associate Professor of Christian Ethics and Conflict Transformation

  • Panelist, “Wesleyans and Contemporary Politics.” Nov. 18, 1:00-2:30 p.m. (A18-231)
  • Responding, “Theology, Religion and the Responsibility to Protect.” Nov. 19, 4:00-6:30 p.m. (A19-327)

Rex Matthews, Associate Professor in the Practice of Historical Theology

  • Business Meeting, “Women in Wesleyan and Methodist Traditions.” Nov. 17, 4:00-6:30 p.m

Carol Newsom, Charles Howard Candler Professor of Old Testament

  • Presenting, “The Future of Biblical Studies: Trends, Possibilities and Problems.” Nov. 17, 4:00-6:30 p.m. (S17-340)
  • Presenting, “Book of Daniel.” Nov. 18, 4:00-6:30 p.m. (S18-309)

Ted A. Smith, Assistant Professor of Preaching and Ethics

  • Presenting, “History of Preaching Group and Pedagogy Group,” Academy of Homiletics (SBL Affiliate). Nov. 16, 2:00-5:00 p.m. (P16-292)
  • Responding, “Comparing Christian and Jewish Moral Uses of Scripture.” Nov. 19, 9:00-11:30 a.m. (S19-118)

Brent Strawn, Associate Professor of Old Testament

  • Presiding, “Textual Criticism of the Hebrew Bible: Questions of Method and Case Studies.” Nov. 19, 1:00-3:45 p.m. (S19-244)

Andrea C. White, Assistant Professor of Theology and Culture

  • Presenting, “Gender and Sexual Violence in Black Theological Anthropology.” Nov. 18, 3:00-4:30 p.m. (A18-262)

Walter Wilson, Professor of New Testament

  • Presiding, “Philo of Alexandria: Philo’s Legum Allegoriae 1-3.” Nov. 18, 1:00-3:30 p.m. (S18-239)

Jacob Wright, Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible

  • Presiding, “Warfare in Ancient Israel: Rituals and Symbols of Ancient Warrior Culture.” Nov. 19, 1:00-3:30 p.m. (S19-245)