History of Biblical Interpretation

  Sponsors: Marion Taylor and Andrew Witt

1:00 to 3:00 pm
Conference Room 1

The History of Biblical Interpretation group focuses on recovering and examining the work of past male and female biblical interpreters with the aim of better understanding the methodologies, themes, and historical trajectories in the interpretation of biblical texts. This year our panel of experts will share their varied experiences of moving away from the traditional “great books” approach to scholarship and teaching to include forgotten or little-known historic and contemporary voices. Each presenter will provide sample syllabi from their biblical courses talk about the practicalities of bringing this recovery and research into the classroom. Taylor will speak about including more historical voices in biblical courses; Stephen Chester will share his experience of reworking a traditional Introduction to New Testament course and his course on Paul's Gospel from Reformation to New Perspective to include diverse voices; Andrew Witt will speak about incorporating women and non-western voices into the teaching the Book of Psalms; Bo Lim will speak about diversifying one's syllabus for the sake of theological and contextual interpretation, focusing on methodology; Grant LeMarquand will speak about incorporating non-western biblical material into his courses; Max Lee will share the story of how his Intercultural “Readings of the Bible” course came into being; Rachel Wilkowski will speak about including children's Bibles in your syllabus, offering a case study on depictions of Eve in Protestant children's Bibles in the 1920s and 2010s. For more information, contact Marion Taylor ([email protected]) and Andy Witt ([email protected]).

Andrew Witt, Tyndale University, Presiding (5 min)

Marion Taylor, Wycliffe College
Including Silenced and Forgotten Women’s Voices (10 min)

Stephen Chester, Wycliffe College
Revamping Traditional New Testament Courses (10 min)

Andrew Witt, Tyndale University
Including Forgotten Women and Non-Western Voices When Teaching Psalms (10 min)

Bo H. Lim, Seattle Pacific University
Diversifying Syllabi for the Sake of Theological and Contextual Interpretation (15 min)

Break (5 min)

Grant LeMarquand, Trinity School for Ministry
Reading the New Testament with Non-Western Voices (15 min)

Max Lee, North Park University
Developing an "Intercultural Readings of the Bible" Course (15 min)

Rachel K. Wilkowski, Trinity College Dublin
Including Children's Bibles in a Syllabus: A Case Study of Eve in Protestant Children's Bibles in the 1920s and 2010s (15 min)

Discussion (20 min)