History of Biblical Interpretation

Theme: The Art of Sleuthing - Recovering Past Interpreters and Their Work. In this session, four senior scholars will talk about their journey in exploring the history of biblical interpretation, touching on such topics as the importance, significance, and payoff of studying the history of biblical interpretation, how to go about doing this kind of research, best practices and resources, and their experience publishing in this area. For further information, contact Marion Taylor (m.taylor@utoronto.ca) or Amanda Benckhuysen (ajb23@calvinseminary.edu).

Amanda Benckhuysen, Calvin Theological Seminary, Presiding

Amanda Benckhuysen, Calvin Theological Seminary, Introduction (5 min)

Stanley Porter, McMaster Divinity College
Reflections from the Co-Editor of "Pillars in the History of Biblical Interpretation," Vols 1 and 2 (20 min)

Discussion (5 min)

Joy Schroeder, Trinity Lutheran Seminary and Capitol University
Reflections from the Translator and Editor of "The Bible in the Medieval Tradition" and Author of "Deborah's Daughters" (20 min)

Discussion (5 min)

Emerson Powery, Messiah College
Reflections from the Co-Author of "The Genesis Liberation: Biblical Interpretation in the Antebellum Narratives of the Enslaved" (20 min)

Discussion (5 min)

Marion Ann Taylor, Wycliffe College
Reflections from the Editor of "Handbook of Women Biblical Interpreters," and Co-Editor of "Women of War, Women of Woe" and "Women in the Story of Jesus" (20 min)

Discussion (5 min)

General Discussion

Discussion (10 min)

Business Meeting (5 min)