Society of Biblical Literature

Psybibs Sessions at the 2012 SBL Annual Meeting in Chicago

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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
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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 mcnishrev@AOL.com

    • 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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