Society of Biblical Literature

Sessions for International Session at St Andrews

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Psychological Hermeneutics
of Biblical Themes and Texts

SBL International Meeting at St. Andrews University, Scotland. Full listings for all sessions can be found at the SBL website.

July 8, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Theme: Paul and Early Christianity

Bas van Os, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Presiding

  • Linda Joelsson, Abo Akademi University
    Coping with Death in the Pauline Letters
  • Nina E. Livesey, University of Oklahoma
    Evidence of Anger in Paul’s Letter to the Galatians
  • Daniel Eastman, Helsingin Yliopisto – Helsingfors Universitet
    Who’s Shaming Whom?
    Contested Honor and the Economy of Shame in Early Christianity

July 9, 2013, 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Theme: Canonical Gospels

Bas van Os, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Presiding

  • Melanie Baffes, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
    Converted or Transformed? Martha and Mary in the Gospel of John
  • Annette Evans, University of the Free State – Universiteit van die Vrystaat
    Relevance Theory as an Approach to Interpreting the Bible for Children:
    The Lord’s Prayer as a Test Case
  • Ralph Hood, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
    Serpent Handlers and Mark 16:17-18
  • Kari Syreeni, Abo Akademi
    The Parables of Jesus and the Psychology of Surprise
  • Eben Scheffler, UNISA
    Empathy for the Psychological Underdog:
    A Positive Psychological Approach to Luke’s Gospel

July 10, 2013, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Theme: Gender, Sexuality, and Family

Heather McKay, Edge Hill University, Presiding

  • Marie-France Dion, Concordia University – Université Concordia and
    Christine Jamieson, Concordia University – Université Concordia
    Tamar’s Rape and the Coping Mechanisms
    of Victim, Abuser, Family, and Accomplices
  • Cassandra M. Klyman, Wayne State University School of Medicine
    Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Women in the Bible
  • Raymond Lawrence, College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy
    Sexual Values in Biblical Tradition, Christendom,
    and Modern Psychological Practice
  • Kamila Blessing, Blessing Transitions Consulting and Mediation Services
    The Tangulus Texts:
    Recently Discovered Evidence of the Importance of Family Systems
    in Interpretation
  • Petri Merenlahti, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Coping with Lost Manhood:
    Early Christian Strategies for Restoring Masculinity
  • Johanna Stiebert, University of Leeds
    How Abject? Incest in the Hebrew Bible
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