Society of Biblical Literature

Psybibs Sessions for November 2013

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The SBL Annual Meeting will take place November 23-26, in Baltimore. For conference information and registration, see the SBL website.

Here are the scheduled sessions for the Psychology and Biblical Studies Section:

Theme: Unfolding the Unconscious in Biblical Texts

Saturday, November 23, 2013, 4:00 to 6:30 PM
Room: Key 10 – Hilton

Heather McKay, Edge Hill University, Presiding

  • Kenneth Van Wyk, Christian Counselling Services
    Dream Logic: Freud, Derrida,
    and the Unconscious of Religious Texts
  • A. K. M. Adam, University of Glasgow
    On Dreaming of Pigs, Parables, and Polyvalence
  • Helen Efthimiadis-Keith, University of KwaZulu-Natal
    Achior – The Effective Protagonist in Judith:
    A Jungian Analysis

Tiffany Houck-Loomis, Union Theological Seminary
in the City of New York,

Business Meeting

Theme: Subversion and Affirmation:
Irony and Transformation

Sunday, November 24, 2013, 4:00 to 6:30 PM
Room: Key 7 – Hilton

Dereck Daschke, Truman State University, Presiding

On Irony

  • Ilona N. Rashkow, Stony Brook University
    God’s Dilemma: The Ultimate Irony
  • Karl McDaniel, McGill University
    Surprise and Curiosity:
    Verbal Irony and its Emotional Implications
    for Matt 1:21

On Transformation

  • Wendy L. Patrick, Prifysgol Cymru – University of Wales
    Transformative Bible Study and the Psychology of Attraction
  • Michael Willett Newheart, Howard University
    Walter Wink’s Work with the Word:
    How Transforming Was It Anyway?

Barbara Leung Lai, Tyndale University College and Seminary (Ontario), Respondent

Theme: Psychological Hermeneutics of Biblical Themes and Texts: Review and Response

A panel review of Psychological Hermeneutics for Biblical Themes and Texts: a Festschrift in Honor of Wayne G. Rollins, edited by J. Harold Ellens (T&T Clark, 2012).

Monday, November 25, 2013, 4:00 to 6:30 PM
Room: 331 – Convention Center

Ilona Rashkow, Stony Brook University, Presiding

  • J. Ellens, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
  • Adela Collins, Yale University
  • Stuart Lasine, Wichita State University
  • Andries van Aarde, University of Pretoria
  • William Morrow, Queen’s University
  • D. Andrew Kille, BibleWorkbench

Wayne Rollins, Hartford Seminary, Respondent


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