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Saturday, November 3, 2012

I'm Really Excited About This! - Le Donne

I've invested a great deal of time seeing this new SBL session to fruition. I can honestly say that this SBL unit is unique in that it is explicitly designed to speak to matters of contemporary religious identity. This session will be a departure from the usual guise of secular "neutrality" in most Society of Biblical Literature Meetings. If you are planning to be in Chicago and have this slot free, you really won't want to miss this:


Jewish-Christian Dialogue and Sacred Texts


9:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Room: W194b - McCormick Place
Theme: Jewish-Christian Dialogue and Teaching Biblical Literature
This session will introduce and explore topics related to pedagogy and teaching biblical literature as informed by professors’ experiences in the classroom with a diversity of students and through their study of and participation in contemporary Jewish-Christian dialogue. Participants have been asked to reflect on their experiences teaching biblical literature to students who are Christian, Jewish, or otherwise, and how Jewish-Christian relations (and related concerns) have come to the fore.
Joel N. Lohr, University of the Pacific, Presiding
Mary C. Boys, Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York
Teaching and Preaching the Passion Narratives after the Shoah (20 min)
Bruce Chilton, Bard College
Analytic Comparison and the Challenge of Teaching (20 min)
Robert A. Harris, Jewish Theological Seminary of America
Improving the Quality of Our Disagreements: the Potential of ‘Scriptural Reasoning’ for Helping to Repair the World(20 min)
Rachel S. Mikva, Chicago Theological Seminary
What Progressive Protestants Can Learn from Jewish Engagement with Scripture (20 min)
R. W. L. Moberly, University of Durham
Jews, Christians, and the Social Nature of Biblical Interpretation (20 min)
Leonard J. Greenspoon, Creighton University
Synopsis and Reflections (20 min)
Discussion (30 min)


  1. BTW, for those of you who have never had the Leonard Greenspoon or Robert Harris "experience", you're in for treat!