Society of Biblical Literature

2011 San Francisco

Psychology and Biblical Studies Section

SBL Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA
November 19-22, 2011

Click on the links below for drafts of presentations as they become available

S19-336 Healthy(?) Biblical Studies

D. Andrew Kille, Presiding

Elizabeth Berne DeGear, Union Theological Seminary
in the City of New York
The Freedom to Play: Winnicott’s theories on playing and reality,
and their relevance for healthy biblical scholarship

Ron Clark, George Fox Evangelical Seminary
Is the Love of Misogyny the Root of All Evil?
Paper | Power Point Slides

Tiffany Houck-Loomis, Union Theological Seminary
in the City of New York
When Fast-Held God-Images Fail To Meet Our Needs

Discussion

Business Meeting

S20-333 Book Review:
Psychological Analyses and the Historical Jesus

A review of Bas Van Os, Psychological Analyses and the Historical Jesus: Explorations in Understanding (T&T Clark, 2011).

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

  • Bas van Os, Vrije Universiteit, Introduction
  • Thomas Kazen, Stockholm School of Theology, Panelist
  • Andries van Aarde, University of Pretoria, Panelist
  • Wayne Rollins, Hartford Seminary, Panelist
  • James Charlesworth, Princeton Theological Seminary, Panelist
  • Bas van Os, Vrije Universiteit, Respondent

S21-139a Explorations in Hebrew Scriptures

Heather McKay, Edge Hill University, Presiding

J. Harold Ellens, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Lament: Psalms, Sorrow, Self, and Society in a Post-Tramatic Society-
Peter Homans’
Ability to Mourn

Angella Son, Drew University
Moses’ Act of Murder as a Rage Resulting from a Narcissistic Injury

Stephanie Day Powell, Drew University
How Shall We Remember Amalek? Reading Exodus 17:8-16 for Our Children

Janelle Stanley, Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York
Text of Trauma: The Therapeutic Potential of Judges 19

S21-237 Divinity, Readers, and Reading:
Psychology and Interpretation

Paul Anderson, George Fox University, Presiding

Maia Kotrosits, Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York
Divinity as Excess

Andrew Village, York Saint John University
Psychological type and biblical scholarship: An empirical study among members of the SBL

Andries van Aarde, University of Pretoria
Jesus the “Inside Agitator”: Reading Parables from a Diaphoric Perspective

Michael Willett Newheart, Howard University School of Divinity
A Hermeneutic of Human (and Non-Human) Dignity:
The Future of Psychological Biblical Interpretation?

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