Society of Biblical Literature

2005 Philadelphia

Psychology and Biblical Studies
Society of Biblical Literature

Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA
November 19-22, 2005

Personality Development in the Biblical Context: Heart, Soul, and Mind

Wayne Rollins, Hartford Seminary, Presiding

Adrien Janis Bledstein, Independent Scholar
David at the Cave of Adullam, Depression and Hypergraphia

Nathan Solomon, Union Theological Seminary and
Presbyterian School of Christian Education
David and Jonathan in Iraq

Barbara Leung Lai, Tyndale Seminary
Uncovering the Isaian Personality: Wishful Thinking or Viable Task?

Paul N. Anderson, George Fox University
The Johannine Ego Eimi sayings in Cognitive-Critical Perspective

Jaime Clark-Soles, Southern Methodist University
“Do Not Be Conformed To This World,
But Be Transformed By The Renewing Of Your Minds…”

Aggression and the Destructive Power of the Bible I:
Anger and Aggression in Scripture

Dereck Daschke, Truman State University, Presiding

Philip Culbertson, University of Auckland
De-Demonizing Cain…and Wondering Why?

Michael Willett Newheart, Howard University
The Transgression of Aggression:
Learning to Love the Hate in the New Testament (and Ourselves!)

James A. Kelhoffer, Saint Louis University
Suppressing Human Anger in Early Christianity:
Examples from the Pauline Tradition

Paul Fisher, Independent Scholar
Captain America Meets the Markan Christ:
On Removing the Superhero-Sized Beam from the American Psyche

Andre Lacocque, Chicago Theological Seminary, Respondent

Aggression and the Destructive Power of the Bible II:
The Bible and Cultures of Violence

J. Harold Ellens, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, Presiding

Ronald R. Clark, Jr., Cascade College
Submit or Else!: Intimate Partner Violence, Aggression, Batterers, and the Bible

Matthias Beier, Drew University
The Deadly Search for God: Absolute Aggression in the Heritage of the Bible

Panel Review of The Destructive Power of Religion,
J. Harold Ellens, ed. (Praeger, 2003)

  • D. Andrew Kille, Interfaith Space
    Second Thoughts on the Destructive Power of Religion
  • Johan S. Vos, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
    The Destructive Power of Atonement Theology
  • Dereck Daschke, Truman State University, Respondent
  • J. Harold Ellens, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, Respondent

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