Baker Academic

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

See You in Baltimore - Le Donne

Every year I mark one or two "don't miss" sessions in my AAR/SBL program book. Here is one that I will attend come hell or high water. Even if Hebrew Bible isn't your thing, this session will not disappoint. Promises to be lively and discuss big picture developments.  I don't mind saying that there are a few really brilliant and entertaining personalities featured here.

Jewish-Christian Dialogue and Sacred Texts
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Room: Tubman - Hilton Baltimore
Theme: Reflections on the Contributions of Jon D. Levenson: A Review of The Call of Abraham
Joel Lohr, University of the Pacific, Presiding
Gary Anderson, University of Notre Dame
Opening Remarks and Survey of Levenson's Contributions (20 min)
Leonard Greenspoon, Creighton University
The Early Years (15 min)
Richard Clifford, Boston College
General Reflections (15 min)
Leora Batnitzky, Princeton University
General Reflections (15 min)
Kevin Madigan, Harvard University
General Reflections (15 min)
Kathryn Schifferdecker, Luther Seminary
General Reflections (15 min)
Joel Kaminsky, Smith College
Concluding Reflections and Festschrift Comments (20 min)
Discussion (35 min)

If you plan on coming to this session and we've never met in person, do please introduce yourself. I'll be the guy in the Kaepernick jersey and the big foam finger.