aar-2018-story.jpgWhen the American Academy of Religion (AAR) and the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) host their annual meetings November 17-20 in Denver, 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. Two current MTS students will also present papers.

Candler faculty are involved in the following sessions:

Richard Manly “Bo” Adams Jr., Director of Pitts Theology Library and Margaret A. Pitts Assistant Professor in the Practice of Theological Bibliography

  • Panelist, “Plagiarism, Copyright, and Permissions.” Nov. 18, 1:00-3:00 p.m. (S18-234)

Letitia Campbell, Assistant Professor in the Practice of Ethics and Society  

  • Presiding, “Ethical Self-Making in Social Justice and Humanitarianism: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue in the Anthropology of Ethics.” Nov. 18, 1:00-3:00 p.m. (A18-206)
  • Panelist, “An Outrage against Any Decent People: A Critical Analysis of Human Trafficking, Sex Work, and Christian Intervention.” Nov. 20, 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (A20-134)

Gregory C. Ellison II, Associate Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling

  • Panelist, “Experiencing and Engaging Gregory Ellison II’s Fearless Dialogues: A New Movement for Justice (Westminster John Knox, 2017).” Nov. 17, 3:30-5:00 p.m. (A17-324)
  • Panelist, “From Idea to Book: Psychology, Culture, and Religion Goes Public.” Nov. 19, 3:30-5:00 p.m. (A19-326)

Teresa L. Fry Brown, Bandy Professor of Preaching

  • Presiding, “21st Annual Consultation: Making it Plain: Going Back to Get What We Left Behind.” Nov. 16, 7:00-10:00 p.m. (M16-509)
  • Presiding, “Mining the Motherlode: The Life and Legacy of the Rev. Katie Geneva Cannon, Ph.D.” Nov. 17, 3:30-5:00 p.m. (A17-346)
  • Business Meeting, “Womanist Theory, African Forms of Knowing, and Epistemology: A Transatlantic Conversation.” Nov. 19, 9:00-11:30 a.m. (A19-112)

Susan Hylen, Associate Professor of New Testament

  • Panelist, “Book Review: Jörg Frey, The Glory of the Crucified One.” Nov. 19, 4:00-6:30 p.m. (S19-321)

Helen Kim, Assistant Professor of American Religious History

  • Panelist, “God’s Kingdom and American Empire: A Roundtable Discussion of Holy Humanitarians (Harvard University Press, 2018) and The Kingdom of God Has No Borders (Oxford University Press, 2018).” Nov. 18, 9:00-11:30 a.m. (A18-120)
  • Panelist, “State of the Field in Asian American Religious Studies: Pasts, Presents, and Futures.” Nov. 19, 9:00-11:30 a.m. (A19-103)

Steven J. Kraftchick, Professor in the Practice of New Testament Interpretation  

  • Presiding, “Second Corinthians: Pauline Theology in the Making Seminar.” Nov. 18, 9:00-11:30 a.m. (S18-151)

Kwok Pui Lan, Distinguished Visiting Professor of Theology

  • Panelist, “Spirits of Capital, Ancient and Modern.” Nov. 17, 9:00-11:30 a.m. (A17-107)

Joel LeMon, Associate Professor of Old Testament

  • Presenting, “Duke Does Exegesis: Modes of Interpreting Scripture in Ellington’s Three Sacred Concerts (1965-1973).” Nov. 19, 4:00-6:30 p.m. (S19-341)
  • Presenting, “The Impact of Keel’s Symbolism of the Biblical World on Psalms Commentaries.” Nov. 20, 9:00-11:30 a.m. (S20-103)

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

  • Presiding, “Identity and Place: Three Contextual Studies of Religion, Conflict, and Peacebuilding.” Nov. 18, 5:30-7:00 p.m. (A18-432)

Joy McDougall, Associate Professor of Systematic Theology  

  • Presiding, “Spirits of Capital, Ancient and Modern.” Nov. 17, 9:00-11:30 a.m. (A17-107)

Carol Newsom, Charles Howard Candler Professor of Old Testament

  • Presenting, “In Search of Cultural Models for Divine Spirit and Human Body in Ancient Israel.” Nov. 20, 9:00-11:30 a.m. (S20-129)

Nichole Phillips, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Religion, and Culture

  • Presiding, “Special Tribute Session in Honor of Dr. Mary Ellen Konieczny, 1959-2018.” Nov. 18, 9:00-11:30 a.m. (A18-124)
  • Presiding, “Community-Based Research: The Church, Environment, and Ecclesial Base Communities (EBC).” Nov. 19, 9:00-11:30 a.m. (A19-120)

Ted A. Smith, Associate Professor of Preaching and Ethics  

  • Presenting, “Why Should We Talk About God At All?” Nov. 16, 1:00-2:30 p.m. (P16-211)

Kendall Soulen, Professor of Systematic Theology  

  • Panelist, “An Agenda for Post-Supersessionist Theology.” Nov. 16, 3:00-6:00 p.m. (M16-300)

Brent A. Strawn, Professor of Old Testament  

  • Presiding, “Othmar Keel’s Symbolism of the Biblical World, 45 years later.” Nov. 20, 9:00-11:30 a.m. (S20-103)

Kevin M. Watson, Assistant Professor of Methodist and Wesleyan Studies

  • Panelist, “Friends, Foes and Facilitators: Evangelical Networks from Wesley to Whitefield and beyond.” Nov. 18, 9:30-11:00 a.m. (M18-103)

Candler students presenting:

Jeff Dale, second-year MTS student:

  • Presenting, “Coming to Grips with Scripture: The Bible as Both a Problem and a Solution in Our Polarized Climate.” Nov. 16, 10:00-11:30 a.m. (P16-103)

Jane Nichols, second-year MTS student:

  • Presenting, “The Priest at the Mass, the Person of Christ, and the Transgender Body.” Nov. 18, 4:00-6:30 p.m. (A18-340)

Learn more about the AAR and SBL annual meetings.