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Between Hermeneutics and Exegesis Cases from the Pauline Letters and the Gospel of Mark

This conference is dedicated to Prof. Dr. Em. Jan Lambrecht.


14 October 2011, Morning Session (Promotion Hall & Romero Hall)


Opening of the conference in the Promotion Hall

Welcome: Lieven Boeve, Dean of the Faculty of Theology

Chair: Reimund Bieringer, Leuven

Paper 1: Ben Vedder, Nijmegen
Biblical Hermeneutics, What Difference Does it Make!
About the Historicality of Hermeneutics

10:15-10:30 Response: Lieven Boeve, Leuven
10:30-11:00 Discussion
11:00-11:30 Coffee Break and move to the Faculty (Romero Hall)
11:30-12:15 Paper 2: Thomas Söding, Bochum
Exegesis in the Spirit of the Council: A Relecture of Dei Verbum
12:15-12:30 Response: Dominika Kurek-Chomycz, Leuven
12:30-1:00 Discussion

14 October 2011, Afternoon Session (Romero Hall)

Chair: Dominika Kurek-Chomycz, Leuven
2:30-3:15 Paper 3: Morna Hooker, Cambridge
Whose Faith? The Interpretation of πίστις Χριστοῦ
3:15-3:30 Response: Joël Delobel, Leuven
3:30-4:00 Discussion
4:00-4:15 Coffee Break
Paper 4: Sandra Hübenthal, Tübingen
Reading the Gospel of Mark as Collective Memory
5:00-5:15 Response: Emmanuel Nathan, Leuven
5:15-5:45 Discussion
6:00-7:00 Book Presentation: Jan Lambrecht, Understanding What One Reads II
6:00-6:10 Presentation of the Book: Veronica Koperski, Miami
6:10-6:30 Overview of the Book: Reimund Bieringer, Leuven
6:30-7:00 Reception

15 October 2011, Morning Session (Romero Hall)

Chair: Emmanuel Nathan, Leuven
9:30-10:15 Paper 5: John Barclay, Durham
'Because he was rich he became poor’: Translation, Exegesis and Hermeneutics in the Reading of 2 Corinthians 8.9
10:15-10:30 Response: Raymond F. Collins, Providence RI
10:30-11:00 Discussion
11:00-11:15 Coffee Break
11:15-12:00 Paper 6: Geert Van Oyen, Louvain-la-Neuve
Changing Hermeneutics in Reading and Understanding the Bible: The Case of the Gospel of Mark
12:00-12:15 Response: Ma. Marilou S. Ibita, Leuven
12:15-12:45 Discussion
12:45-1:15 General Discussion and Conclusion of the Conference


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