History of Biblical Interpretation

2017 Focus: Reading with the Reformers: Special Session commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation

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.

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3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Room: Tufts (Third Level) - Boston Marriott Copley Place (MCP)

Marion Taylor, Wycliffe College, Presiding
Amanda Benckhuysen, Calvin Theological Seminary, Introduction (5 min)

John L. Thompson, Fuller Theological Seminary (Pasadena)
A Matter of Gratitude: Calvin on Reading the Fathers (20 min)
Discussion (5 min)

Mark Gignilliat, Beeson Divinity School at Samford University
Luther and Calvin with Jacob at the Jabbok (20 min)
Discussion (5 min)

Rebekah A. Eklund, Loyola University Maryland
Blessed Are the Excommunicated: Reading the Beatitudes with the Reformers (20 min)

Discussion (5 min)

Amanda Benckhuysen, Calvin Theological Seminary
"I send you not a woman’s ranting, but the Word of God": The Life and Work of Female Reformers
(20 min)
Discussion (15 min)

Business Meeting (5 min)