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Saturday, July 31

7:00

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8:30 PM

General Session

 

Panel Discussion: “The Bible and Islam: Pedagogical Perspectives and Scholarly Soundings”

Moderator: Christopher Frechette, Paulist Press

Panelists:

  • Maria Barga, Pontifical College Josephinum

  • John Kaltner, Rhodes College

  • Younus Mirza, Shenandoah University

  • David Penchansky, University of St. Thomas

 

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Sunday, August 1

11:00

 AM

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12:00 PM

Simultaneous Sessions

Old Testament:
 “‘Unless You Have Utterly Rejected Us’: Male Sexual Trauma and Theology in Israelite Exilic Literature”

 

Presenter: Corrine Carvalho, University of St. Thomas - Minnesota

Corrine Carvalho is Professor of Theology and Interim Dean of the School of Social Work at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota. She has published extensively on Ezekiel, Jeremiah, and Exilic literature for Paulist, Fortress, CBQ, Anselm Academic, and more.

New Testament: 
“'Jesus Was a Prophet' ---But Did Either Jesus or
His Audience Ever Use That Title to Describe Him?”

Presenter: John P. Meier, University of Notre Dame, Emeritus

John Paul Meier is an American biblical scholar and Roman Catholic priest. He is author of the series A Marginal Jew: Rethinking the Historical Jesus, six other books, and more than
70 articles for peer-reviewed or solicited journals or books.

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Sunday, August 1

8:00

 PM

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8:45 PM

Presidential Address

“Woman Zion’s Destiny as Theological Disclosure: A Feminist Mapping of a Metaphor across Isaiah”

The unity movement in Isaiah scholarship (a term coined by Melugin, 2008) continues to explore a variety of ways to read and interpret Isaiah as a composite whole.  Prompted by such a challenge, this study takes up the evolving metaphoric depiction of Zion as woman in her various characterizations (prostitute, mother, barren one, wife, etc.) as arguably one of the most pervasive literary constructs across Isaiah. A feminist reading will explore how woman as root of this metaphor not only bears revelatory significance but may even serve as a potential theological linchpin for a more holistic reading of this book.

Gina Hens-Piazza, Jesuit School of Theology at Santa Clara University

Gina Hens-Piazza is professor of Old Testament studies and Joseph S. Alemany Endowed Chair at Santa Clara University's Jesuit School of Theology, and professor of biblical studies at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California.

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Monday, August 2 

11:00

 AM

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12:00 PM

Simultaneous Sessions

Old Testament:
“The Covenant of Levi as Rebuttal to the
Pentateuchal Redaction”

 

Presenter: Richard J. Bautch, St. Edward's University

Richard Bautch is Professor and Associate Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities at St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas. He has published extensively on post-exilic texts and serves as an associate editor of CBQ and the general editor of CBQMS. He recently held the Gregorian Foundation Chair as Invited Professor at the Pontifical Biblical Institute.

New Testament:
“The Johannine Resurrection Account and
the Empty Tomb Tradition”

 

The Johannine resurrection account (John 20:1-29) raises some questions. John’s account presupposes knowledge of an “empty tomb” tradition, yet this tradition is not referenced in the earliest resurrection accounts found in Paul. The origins of the tradition seem to lie in contemporary Jewish ideas about the resurrection of the dead.

Presenter: Johannes Beutler, S.J.,  Sankt Georgen Graduate School of Philosophy and Theology, Frankfurt am Main, Emeritus

Johannes Beutler, S.J., is professor emeritus of New Testament exegesis at the Sankt Georgen Graduate School of Philosophy and Theology, Frankfurt am Main, and the Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome.

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Monday, August 2

8:00

 PM

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9:00 PM

General Session

BC Conference Room

Panel Discussion: “The Art and Challenge of Translation: Revising the NAB New Testament”

Moderator: Sherri Brown, Creighton University

Panelists:

  • Harold Attridge, Yale University

  • Christopher Ciccarino, Seton Hall University

  • Mary Healy, Sacred Heart Major Seminary

  • Felix Just, S.J., Loyola House Jesuit Community

  • Edward Mazich, St. Vincent College

  • Mary Sperry, USCCB


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Tuesday, August 3

11:00

 AM

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12:00 PM

General Session


“Michal Reframed: A Feminist Approach to Reading the Woman at the Window Motif in 2 Samuel 6:16-23”

Presenter: Sarah Kohles, O.S.F., Loras College and
Wartburg Theological Seminary

Sarah Kohles, O.S.F., is Adjunct Professor of Biblical Studies at Loras College and Wartburg Theological Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa. She co-edited In Our Own Words: Religious Life in a Changing World and is preparing her recent dissertation from Graduate Theological Union for publication. Her next project is titled “Creating Spaces for Women in the Catholic Church.”

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