Society of Biblical Literature

Psybibs Sessions at the 2012 SBL Annual Meeting in Chicago


Here are brief descriptions of the Psychology and Biblical Studies Section sessions planned for the upcoming Society of Biblical Literature meeting in November, 2012:

Reviews of Two Books

S17-125. Saturday, November 17, 9:00 -11:30 am
Room: E262 – McCormick Place

Barbara Leung Lai, Through The “I” Window

  • Panel: John Goldingay, Fuller Theological Seminary; D. Andrew Kille, BibleWorkbench; Wayne Rollins, Hartford Seminary; Barbara Leung Lai, Tyndale University College and Seminary

Kamila Blessing, Families of the Bible

  • Panel: J. Ellens, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor; Yolanda Dreyer, University of Pretoria; Kamila Blessing

Jacob, David and Jonah:
Psychological Perspectives on the Hebrew Scriptures

S17-239. Saturday, November 17, 1:00 – 3:30 pm
Room: N138 – McCormick Place

  • Patrick Higgiston, Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York
    Take Me to the River: The Transcendent Function in Genesis 32  
  • R. Robert Creech, George W. Truett Theological Seminary
    Family Systems 1000 BC: A Natural Systems Reading of the Davidic Narratives
  • Virginia Ingram, Murdoch University
    The kindness of irony: A psychological look at irony in 2 Samuel 11  
  • Marina C. Smith, Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York
    Contained by God: Jonah’s Unsuccessful Flight  
  • Dereck Daschke, Truman State University, Respondent

Psychological Reflections on Readers and Reading

S19-139. Monday, November 19, 9:00 – 11:30 am
Room: W474a – McCormick Place

  • Andrew Village, York Saint John University
    Literal, Anti-literal and Metaphorical interpretations of Genesis in relation to psychological type: a study of UK churchgoers 
  • Helen Efthimiadis-Keith, University of KwaZulu-Natal
    The psychological effects of selected texts from Ruth on a group of male and female (South) African university students/staff 
  • Tiffany Houck-Loomis, Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York
    People of the Covenant: Refiguring the Divine through Exile
  • Melanie Baffes, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
    Loving Self, Other, and God: A Reading of Matthew 15:21-28 Through the Lens of Psychoanalytic Theory
  • Jill McNish, Respondent

3 thoughts on “Psybibs Sessions at the 2012 SBL Annual Meeting in Chicago

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  2. Are the papers for Monday’s session available anywhere online? I am the respondent and cannot seem to fins them…..Jill mcnish

    • Sorry we didn’t get the papers up before the meeting; we’ll try to make them available soon. That didn’t help your immediate need, but thank you for your reflections during the session.

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