SBL/AAR Annual Meeting in Boston 2017

4:00 PM to 6:45 PM
Room: 101 (Plaza Level) – Hynes Convention Center (HCC)

Theme: The New Perspective on Paul and the Eastern Orthodox Interpretation of Paul
The debate between the “old” and the “new perspective” has been a focal point of Pauline studies in recent years. This debate has, in turn, given rise to new research projects focused on potential affinities and differences between the “new perspective” and Eastern Orthodox interpretation of Paul. Therefore, this session takes up the discussion between “Eastern-Orthodox,” “new,” and “old perspectives” on Paul and seeks to develop it further. This panel will feature invited papers by authors who will focus on texts playing a crucial role in the debate regarding participation, justification and conversion in Paul.

Edith Humphrey, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Presiding
Michael Gorman, St. Mary’s Seminary & University
Reconsidering Justification in 2 Corinthians 5:14-21 (25 min)
Athanasios Despotis, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
The Dialogue between the Eastern Orthodox Interpretation of Paul and the New Perspective on Paul regarding the Exegesis of Phil 3 (25 min)
Break (5 min)
Rikard Roitto, Stockholm School of Theology
The Embodied Experience of the Early Christian Symposium and Paul’s Language of Salvation and Justification (25 min)
James B. Wallace, Christian Brothers University
Led by the Spirit: Symeon the New Theologian, Ernst Käsemann, and the New Perspective on Romans 8:12-17 (25 min)
Discussion (30 min)
Business Meeting (30 min