2007 SBL Sessions to Highlight 1: The New Testament Mysticism Project

Now that the SBL program book is available on-line, I'd like to call attention to several sessions that I've been mentioning on this blog over the past few months. The New Testament Mysticism Project is a seminar in its second year, and its goal is to map the entire NT in terms of various authors' views of mysticism and their transmission of mystical traditions. It is a working group, only meeting on Friday. Auditors are welcome!

The NTMP has its own website here.

S16-6
The New Testament Mysticism Project
11/16/2007
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Room: Columbia 3 - MM

Theme: Mysticism in the New Testament Gospels
Participants have prepared commentary entries which will be discussed in a round table format by members of the seminar. Entries will not be read as formal papers. Instead the time will be used to introduce the entry by the author and discuss it in detail as a group. This is a working group, a collaborative project to write a commentary on New Testament mysticism. For more information, see our website, www.newtestamentmysticism.com.

Andrei Orlov, Marquette University
John 1:45-51 and Matthew 4:1-11//Mark 1:12-13//Luke 4:1-13 (20 min)
Kevin Sullivan, Illinois Wesleyan University
John 6:35-65 and Matthew 16:17-23//Mark 8:27-33//Luke 9:18-22 (20 min)
Cameron Afzal, Sarah Lawrence College
John 9:5 and Matthew 7:21-23 (20 min)
Break (10 min)
Jeffrey B. Pettis, Fordham University
John 12:24 (20 min)
Catherine Playoust, Cambridge, MA
John 3:1-15 (20 min)
Robert G. Hall, Hampden-Sydney College
John 12:37-41 and Matthew 13.43 (20 min)
Jonathan A. Draper, University of KwaZulu-Natal
John 1:18 and Matthew 12:6 (20 min)
Discussion (30 min)


S16-60
The New Testament Mysticism Project
11/16/2007
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Room: Point Loma - MM

Theme: Mysticism in the New Testament Gospels
Participants have prepared commentary entries which will be discussed in a round table format by members of the seminar. Entries will not be read as formal papers. Instead the time will be used to introduce the entry by the author and discuss it in detail as a group. This is a working group, a collaborative project to write a commentary on New Testament mysticism. For more information, see our website, www.newtestamentmysticism.com.

April D. Deconick, Rice University
John 20:24-29 and Matthew 22:23-33//Mark 12:18-27//Luke 20:27-38 (25 min)
Robin Griffith-Jones, Temple Church
John 20:11-18 (25 min)
Charles A. Gieschen, Concordia Theological Seminary-Fort Wayne
John 1:12, 5:37-38. 12:28, 17:6, 20:31 and Mt 28:19-20 and Mt 26:64//Mk 14:62//Lk 22:69-70 (25 min)
Break (10 min)
Jared Calaway, Columbia University in the City of New York
John 2:19-22 (25 min)
Jane D. Schaberg, University of Detroit Mercy
John 8:28 and 12:31-34 (25 min)
Alan Segal, Barnard College, Columbia University
John 14:16, 15:26, 16:7, 1 John 2:1 and Matthew 17:1-8//Mark 9:2-10//Luke 9:28-36 (25 min)
Discussion (20 min)