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Friday, April 17, 2015

"John and Judaism" Pre-SBL Conference—Chris Keith

I am happy to pass along this notice for a pre-SBL conference on "John and Judaism" at McAfee School of Theology of Mercer University.  I attended the last pre-SBL meeting in Baltimore and it was wonderful.  I'd encourage you to consider attending this one.



“John and Judaism”

A Pre-SBL Conference

Hosted by the McAfee School of Theology

at Mercer University

November 18-20, 2015

2930 Flowers Road

Atlanta, GA 30341

Building on the success of the Symposium on the Johannine Epistles, hosted by Mercer in 2010, and the conference on C.H. Dodd and Raymond E. Brown, hosted by St. Mary’s Seminary in Baltimore in 2013, the McAfee School of Theology at Mercer University is pleased to announce a conference on “John and Judaism,” that will begin with dinner on Wednesday, November 18, and end at noon on Friday, November 20. 

Following the keynote address by Prof. Jan van der Watt on Wednesday evening, the conference will address three topics:  (1) John as a Source for Understanding Judaism (Thursday morning), (2) aposynagogos? Reappraising John’s Relationship to Judaism (Thursday afternoon and evening); and (3) Reading John as Jews and Christians (Friday morning).  Major papers will be presented by Craig R. Koester, Adele Reinhartz, Craig A. Evans, and Reimund Bieringer, and nine short papers, three on each topic, will fill out the program. 

Registration for the conference (including dinner on Wednesday and lunch and dinner on Thursday) is $125.  Checks should be made payable to McAfee School of Theology and sent to

Ms. Diane Frazier
McAfee School of Theology
3001 Mercer University Drive
Atlanta, GA 30341

Please include your e-mail address.  Further information and the full program will be sent to registered participants.  Conference rates (and transportation to campus) are available at the Hampton Inn—Northlake; 3400 Northlake Parkway, N.E.; Tucker, GA 30084 (770-493-1966). 

For further information, please contact Diane Frazier (; 678 547-6470) or Alan Culpepper (


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