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Christian Apocrypha at the 2011 SBL

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

The 2011 Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature is less than a month away. Here are the sessions related to the Christian Apocrypha:

Nov. 20 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Syriac Literature and Interpretations of Sacred Texts/Christian Apocrypha Theme: Apocrypha in the Syriac Tradition
F. Stanley Jones, California State University-Long Beach, Presiding

Nicholas J. Zola, Baylor University: “Tatian’s “Second-to-Last” Supper: The Diatessaron and the Crucifixion Chronology”Zsuzsanna Gulacsi, Northern Arizona University: “The Diatessaron in Early Manichaean Art and Text”
Jonathan K. Henry, University of Pennsylvania: “Bound and Free: Patterns of Conversion and Conduct in the Theology of the Syriac Text of the Acts of Thomas”
Aaron Overby, Saint Louis University: “One Scripture, One God: Addai’s Proclamation of Christ at Edessa”

Nov. 20 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Christian Apocrypha
Theme: Christian Apocrypha and Art
François Bovon, Harvard University, Presiding

David R. Cartlidge, Maryville College: “About Oxen and Asses: Variations on a Common Theme in Early Christian Art”
Michael Peppard, Fordham University: “Apocryphal Women in the Dura Europos Baptistery”
Ally Kateusz, University of Missouri: “The Apocryphal Mary in the Cubiculum of the Velata in the Priscilla Catacomb”
Rosie Ratcliffe, King's College London: “Interpreting Violent and Voyeuristic Representations of Women within the Apocryphal Acts of the Apostles”

Nov. 20 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Function of Apocryphal and Pseudepigraphal Writings in Early Judaism and Early Christianity Theme: Perhaps Outside the Canon, But Not Off the Shelves: Contributions of Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha to the Formation of Early Judiasm and Christianity
David A. deSilva, Ashland Theological Seminary, Presiding

Francis Borchardt, University of Helsinki: “Why was 2 Maccabees Read in the Ancient World?”
D. Jeffrey Bingham, Dallas Theological Seminary: “Irenaeus and the Other Books: Non-Canonical Christian Texts in His Polemic”
Edmon Gallagher, Heritage Christian University: “The “Apocrypha” in Jerome’s Canonical Theory”
Rebecca Rine, University of Virginia: “Canon Lists Are Not Just Lists”
Loren L. Johns, Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary: “When Pseudepigrapha Become Canonical: Rethinking Canon and Textual Criticism”

Nov. 22 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Christian Apocrypha
Theme: Apocrypha Collections and Questions of Genre
Pierluigi Piovanelli, University of Ottawa, Presiding

Alexander Toepel, Sankt Georgen Graduate School, Frankfurt am Main: “The Protevangelium of James as Aretalogy”
Tony Burke, York University: “More New Testament Apocrypha”