Atlanta 2015


The Hebrew Bible and Philosophy unit will be hosting two sessions at the Atlanta SBL meeting:

Our first session will consist of invited papers responding to the Jaco Gericke’s central idea found in The Hebrew Bible and Philosophy of Religion:  Philosophical criticism as a form of biblical criticism. Those invited speakers include:

11/23/2015 (S23-119)
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Room: Inman (Atlanta Conference Level) – Hyatt

Theme: Philosophical Criticism as a Form of Biblical Criticism

Jaco Gericke, North-West University (South Africa)
Analytic vs. continental varieties of philosophical criticism (30 min)

Mark Sneed, Lubbock Christian University
A Response to Jaco Gericke’s Thesis in The Hebrew Bible and Philosophy of Religion (30 min)

Oliver Crisp, Fuller Theological Seminary
An Analytic Theologian’s Response to Jaco Gericke’s Thesis (30 min)

Craig Bartholomew, Redeemer University College
A Biblical Theologian’s Response to Philosophical Criticism (30 min)

Discussion (30 min)

Our second session will consist of papers that responded to the RFP: Those speakers include:

11/23/2015 (S23-219)
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Room: M109 (Marquis Level) – MarriottTheodore A. Perry, University of Connecticut
Always Already: Philosophical Exegesis and the Beat of Time Primordial in Job 38 (30 min)Ying Zhang, East China Normal University
Biblical Exegesis as Way of Philosophizing: The Beginning and the End of Maimonides’ Guide of the Perplexed (30 min)

Sarah Zhang, GETS Theological Seminary
Lyrical Slippages, Meaning-Making and Proximity in Song 2:10–13 (30 min)

Dru Johnson, The King’s College (New York) and Allen Jones, Corban University
Response: Methodological Considerations in Pursuing Bible and Philosophy (30 min)

Discussion (30 min)


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