Emerging Scholarship on the New Testament

This session showcases cutting-edge scholarship from emerging New Testament scholars sponsored by Fellows of the Institute for Biblical Research. All are welcome to attend. Summaries of the papers will be read at the session, leaving opportunity for discussion. Papers will be available for review by October 1 on this page. Contact Ruth Anne Reese (ruthanne.reese@asburyseminary.edu) for more information.


2020 Papers

Ph.D. Supervisors, Readers, and Examiners: Please consider nominating your best Ph.D. student or recent Ph.D. graduate (within 5 years of completion) for a presentation at our Emerging Scholars sessions on the Friday afternoon before the plenary IBR lecture. Even if you were not directly involved but know of a recent and outstanding Ph.D., you may nominate that person.

Ph.D. students and recent graduates: Please consider contacting your supervisor about nominating you for this significant opportunity to present a paper as an emerging scholar. If accepted, the nominator must be present at the Friday afternoon presentation of the scholar’s paper. Take advantage of this opportunity to present a paper before a sympathetic, yet critical, audience, and an engagement in serious dialogue with other scholars where your voice is heard. All are welcome, regardless of gender or ethnicity.

NT Nominations and papers should be sent to Ruth Anne Reese (ruthanne.reese@asburyseminary.edu) by February 28, 2020.

Note that those who have already presented in the OT or NT sessions cannot present a second time in either session; nor should the same person apply to both sessions in the same year.

3:30–5:30
Room TBD

This session showcases cutting-edge scholarship from emerging Old and New Testament scholars sponsored by Fellows of the Institute for Biblical Research. All are welcome to attend. Summaries of the papers will be read at the session, leaving opportunity for discussion. Papers will be available for review by October 1 on this page. Contact Rick Hess (rick@densem.edu) or Ruth Anne Reese (ruthanne.reese@asburyseminary.edu) for more information.

  • Richard S. Hess, Denver Seminary, Presiding
  • Ruth Anne Reese, Asbury Theological Seminary, Presiding
  • Guang Chen, Trinity International University>
    A Cultic Understanding of Genesis 4:7 (9 min)
  • Discussion (15 min)
  • Abbie F. Mantor, Asbury Theological Seminary
    Caring for the Sufferers Among Us: Job 3 through the Lens of Classical Rhetoric and Modern Psychological Trauma Studies (9 min)
  • Discussion (15 min)
  • Kevin Foth, McMaster Divinity College
    Toward a Poetics of the Righteous and the Wicked in the Psalms (9 min)
  • Discussion (15 min)
  • Markus Nikkanen, Theological School of Finland
    Paul and the Concept of Covenant (9 min)
  • Discussion (15 min)
  • Johnathan Harris, Wheaton College
    Justice, Deliverance, and Life: Justification in Galatians and Its LXX Background in Light of Contemporary Metaphor Theory (9 min)
  • Discussion (15 min)