SBL/AAR Annual Meeting in Denver (17-20 Nov 2018)

Theosis in the Johannine Literature 

4:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Room: Mile High Ballroom 4C (Lower Level) – Convention Center (CC)
Leslie Baynes, Missouri State University, Presiding
Andrew Byers, St John’s College, Durham University
John 1:1-18 as a Deification Text: The Ecclesial Vision of Filiation and Divine-Human Exchange in the Fourth Gospel’s Prologue (20 min)
Discussion (5 min)
Craig Keener, Asbury Theological Seminary
Transformation by Divine Vision in 1 John 3:2-6 (20 min)
Discussion (5 min)
Michael Azar, University of Scranton
John’s Revelation and Patterns of Theosis (20 min)
Discussion (5 min)
Mark Mariani, University of Notre Dame
Inspired Text, or Inspired Author? Theosis to Write, Theosis to Interpret in Maximos the Confessor(20 min)
James Wallace, Christian Brothers University, Respondent (15 min)
Discussion (15 min)

(See bibliography on theosis in the NT)

The Reception and Use of Ethical Traditions by Biblical Authors

(Joint-Session with the Unit on Biblical Ethics)

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Room: Mile High Ballroom 4A (Lower Level) – Convention Center (CC)

Philip Esler, University of Gloucestershire, Presiding
Ann-Christin Grüninger, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Reception of scripture and its ethical implications in 2 Maccabees (20 min)
Discussion (5 min)
Mari Leesment, Wycliffe College, University of Toronto
Therapy of Desire: Hellenistic Philosophical Ethics and James, 4 Macc, Test. XII, and Philo (20 min)
Discussion (5 min)
Becky Walker, Saint Louis University
“Almsgiving Delivers from Death”: John Chrysostom’s Connection of the Narratives of Tobit and Tabitha (20 min)
Discussion (5 min)
Break (10 min)
Charles H. Cosgrove, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
The Appeal to Case-Precedent in the Story of Jesus’ Disciples Plucking Grain on the Sabbath (Mark 2:23–28 and pars.) (20 min)
Discussion (5 min)
Jeffrey S Lamp, Oral Roberts University
When You Fast”: an Ecojustice Approach to Fasting in Light of Eastern Orthodox Tradition (20 min)
Discussion (5 min)
Business Meeting (30 min)