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SNTS Seminar Programmes for Leuven 2012

W = Wednesday; T = Thursday; F = Friday

1. Christliche Literatur des späten ersten Jahrhunderts und des zweiten Jahrhunderts / Christian Literature of the late first century and the second century (Prof. F. Prostmeier, Prof. W. Pratcher and Prof.  J. Kelhoffer). Terminates in 2014.

W:  PD. Dr. Katharina Luchner (München), „Wie soll man die griechischen Briefsammlungen unter dem Namen berühmter Männer lesen? Überlegungen zu Gattungsbegriff und intendiertem Publikum“.
T: Prof. Dr. Judith Lieu (Cambridge), “Marcion in his Second Century Context”.
F: Prof. Dr. James Kelhoffer (Uppsala), “Reciprocity as Salvation. Christ as Salvific Patron according to the Second Letter of Clement”.

2. The Dead Sea Scrolls in Relation to Early Judaism and Early Christianity (Prof. J.J. Collins and Prof.  J. Frey). Terminates in 2013.

W: Dr. Jan Dochhorn (Aarhus, DK): "Welche Rolle spielte Dan 12,1 bei der Entwicklung der Satanologie im Judentum und Christentum?" Respondent: Prof. Dr. John J. Collins (Yale, USA).
T : Prof. Dr. Christian Grappe (Strasbourg, F): « Éclairage sur le baptême et la tentation de Jésus et sa victoire sur Satan à partir des manuscrits de la mer Morte »(Light from the Dead Sea Scrolls on Jesus' Baptism and Temptation and his victory over Satan). Respondent: Dr. Albert Hogeterp (Tilburg, NL).
F: Prof. Dr. Craig A. Evans (Canada): "Jesus, Satan, and Holy War in the Light of the Dead Sea Scrolls". Respondent: Prof. Dr. Jörg Frey (Zurich, Switzerland)

3. The Greek of the New Testament (Profs. C.C. Caragounis and J. Voelz). Terminates in 2014.

W : Albert Hogeterp (Tilburg University), “Semitized Greek in Luke’s Narrative Discourse: The Case of Luke 7:18-35”. Respondent: Tord Fornberg (Uppsala, Sweden).
T: Jarl H. Ulrichsen (Trondheim, Norway), “Zum Gebrauch der Temporalkonjunktion ἕως im Neuen Testament”. Respondent: Rollin Kearns (Ohio Wesleyan University, USA).
F: Jean-Claude Loba-Mkole (United Bible Societies & Hekima College, Nairobi, Kenya ), “New Testament Greek and Translation Problems”. Respondent: Fika van Rensburg ( North Western University, Potchefstroom, South Africa.

4. Inhalte und Probleme einer neutestamentlichen Theologie (Prof. C. Landmesser and Prof. M. Seifrid). Terminates in 2014.

W: Hans Kvalbein (Det teologiske Menighetsfakultet, Oslo), “Eschatology and Ethics in Matthew.”
T: Samuel Vollenweider (Universität Zürich), “Ethics and Eschatology in Paul.”
F: Michael Labahn (Martin-Luther-Universität Halle), “Eschatologie und Ethik in den johanneischen Schriften.”

5. The Johannine Writings (Professors M.M. Thompson and R. Zimmermann). Terminates in 2012.

W: Prof. Dr. Margarete Gruber (Jerusalem), “Österliche Erzählstrategie und Hermeneutik im Johannesevangelium. Intertextualität und Intratextualität in Joh 6,1-71”.
T: Prof. Dr. Jan van der Watt (Nijmegen, to be confirmed)/Prof. Dr. Ruben Zimmermann: “Rnking the Ethics of John”
F: Prof. Dr. Troels Engberg-Pedersen (Kopenhagen) :”Pistis and Pneuma: The Role of Pneuma in Johannine Epistemology of Faith (John 7-8)”.

6. The Jewish World in New Testament Times (Profs. S. Freyne, J.W. van Henten, W. Horbury). Terminates in 2013. Theme for 2012: Judaism and Empire

W:  Andy Overman, “The Growth of the Imperial Cult in Galilee during the New Testament Period”. Respondent:  Sean Freyne
T: William Horbury, “Ancient Jewish Conceptions of Empire”. Respondent: TBA
F: Paul Spilsbury, “Anti-Judaism and Empire: Josephus on Haman and Esther”. Respondent: Jan Willem van Henten

7. Pauline Theology in Galatians and Romans (Profs. B. Gaventa, J.M.G. Barclay, M.C. de Boer). Terminates in 2012.

W: Mike Winger, “What’s Law? What’s Spirit? How the Terms Work and Relate in Galatians and Romans.”
T: Lukas Bormann, ἴδε ἐγὼ Παῦλος λέγω ὑμῖν (Gal 5,2): Das „Ich“ des Paulus in Gal und Röm. Autobiographie und Identitätspolitik.
F: N.T. Wright, "Paul and the Patriarch: the Role(s) of Abraham in Galatians and Romans."

8. The Acts of the Apostles and Ancient Historiography (Profs. K. Backhaus, J. Schröter, and G. Sterling). Terminates in 2012.

W: Christoph Markschies: "Eusebius liest die Apostelgeschichte. Zur
Stellung der Apostelgeschichte in der frühchristlichen Geschichtsschreibung"
T: Arie Zwiep (Amsterdam), "Intratextual Narrative Mimesis in the Acts of the Apostles:
Structure and Rhetoric".
F:  Daniel Marguerat (Lausanne), "Paul as new Socrates in Acts". Respondent: Michael
Wolter).

9. Christian Apocryphal Literature (Profs. T. Nicklas, C.M. Tucket and J. Verheyden). Terminates in 2012.

W: Annette Merz (Utrecht), “Acta Pauli: Die Taufe der Artimilla als Mysterieninitiation”.
T: Harald Buchinger (Regensburg), “Liturgical Traditions in Christian Apocrypha”.
F: Keith Elliott (Leeds), “The Gospel of the Birth of Mary: Issues and Problems”.

10. New Testament Ethics (Profs. F.W. Horn, D. Horrell, E. Baasland). Terminates in 2012. This year, the last of the seminar’s scheduled three-years, we shall be focusing on hermeneutical aspects of the task of reading NT ethics in modern interpretative contexts, through papers dealing with selected themes and approaches.

W: Judith Hartenstein (Koblenz), "Sexuelle Askese im Kontext von Genderfragen. Der 1. Korintherbrief und weitere frühchristliche Schriften". Respondent: F.W. Horn (Mainz).
T: David Horrell (Exeter), “The New Testament and the Environment: A Test-Case for Hermeneutics.” Respondent: Harry Maier
F:  Jeremy Punt ( Stellenbosch), “Paul in Postcolonial Perspective.” Respondent: Halvor Moxnes (Oslo).

11. Social History and the New Testament (Profs. H. Löhr, M. Öhler and A. Runesson). Terminates in 2014.

W: Willy Clarysse (Leuven), “The Jewish Tax in Ancient Egypt”. Respondent: Markus Öhler (Vienna).
T: Philip Harland (Toronto), “Associations and the Economics of Group-Life”. Respondent: Dietrich-Alex Koch (Münster).
F: Roland Deines (Nottingham), “Money Matters: The Gospel of Matthew and the Letter of James”. Respondent: Matthias Konradt (Heidelberg).

12. Jewish Theologies and the New Testament (Profs. J. Herzer and G. Oegema). Terminates in 2014.

W: Ulrike Mittmann (Universität Osnabrück), “’Babylon’ in Early Jewish Literature.”
T: Folker Siegert (Universität Münster), “Der alte Mann und der junge Mann in Dan 7,13. Quellenkritik des christlichen Ditheismus”
F: James McLaren (Australian Catholic University, Melbourne), “Assessing the place of Eschatological hope in the world view of Josephus.”

13. Reconsidering Literarkritik of the Pauline Letters and its Impact on their Interpretation (Profs. E.-M. Becker and R. Bieringer). Terminates in 2015. The seminar will focus on 1 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians and Philippians.

W: Prof. Gregory Tatum (École Biblique, Jerusalem), “The Indispensable Role of Literarkritik in Constructing a Modern Vita Pauli”.
T:  Prof. Jennifer Ebbeler (Austin/Texas), “The Lost Letters in the Correspondence of Augustine and Pelagius”.
F: Prof. Hans Dieter Betz (Chicago), “Literary Criticism in Philippians: The Debate about the Letter's History, Composition, and Theology”.

14. Matthew in Context: An Exploration of Matthew in Relation to the Judaism and Christianity of its Time (Profs. M. Konradt, W. Kraus and W. Loader). Terminates in 2015. Theme: What light does Matthew’s use of Mark throw on Matthew’s theological location?

W: Uta Poplutz (Wuppertal), “… in the light of Matthew’s Christology”. Respondent: Martin Vahrenhorst .
T: Jonathan Draper (Pietermaritzburg), “… in the light of Matthew’s Soteriology and Eschatology”. Respondent: Edwin Broadhead.
F: William Loader (Perth), “… in the light of Matthew 1 – 4”. Respondent: Moises Mayordomo

15. Papyrology, Epigraphy and the New Testament (Profs. P. Arzt-Grabner and J.S. Kloppenborg). Terminates in 2013. Current Research Projects, Important Results.

W: Richard S. Ascough (Queen’s University), “Early Christian Recruitment and Associations”. Respondent: John S Kloppenborg.
T:  Katelijn Vandorpe  (Leuven), “The relevance of the study of the papyri to the study of the New Testament”   Respondent: Peter Arzt-Grabner (Salzburg).
F: Christina M. Kreinecker (Birmingham): "The Garden of Gethsemane Narratives in the Light of Documentary Papyri."

16. Reading Paul’s Letters in Context: Theological and Social-Scientific Approaches (co-chairs: Dr. W. Campbell and Prof. M. Bachmann). Terminates in 2013.

W: Ekkehard and Wolfgang Stegemann, “Die Kollekte für Jerusalem im Kontext des antiken Reziprozität”. Respondent: Edward Adams.
T: Judith Gundry, Inner Aloofness? Paul’s ὡς μή-­formulations and Christian Social Life in a World that is Passing Away (1 Cor 7:29-­31)”. Respondent: Margaret MacDonald.
F: Daniel Patte, “Major Alternatives for the Interpretation of Romans: What a Review of ‘Romans Through History and Cultures’ and a Scriptural Critical Approach Reveal.” Respondent:  Kathy Ehrensperger