History of Biblical Interpretation

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 theme is “Reading Paul in the Reformation.” We invite paper proposals that explore 16th and 17th century interpretations of Pauline texts by male or female, Catholic or Protestant interpreters. Please send proposals or inquiries to Amanda W. Benckhuysen (ajb23@calvinseminary.edu) or Marion Ann Taylor (marion.taylor@wycliffe.utoronto.ca) by February 28, 2020.

3:30–5:30
Room TBD

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 theme is “Reading Paul in the Reformation.” This year, we have invited three experts to give 20 minute presentations on male and female interpreters during the Reformation which will provide fodder for a robust time of discussion to follow. For more information, contact Amanda Benchkuysen (ajb23@calvinseminary.edu) or Marion Taylor (mtaylor@wycliffe.utoronto.ca).

  • Amanda Benckhuysen, Calvin Theological Seminary, Welcome (5 min)
  • Stephen Chester, Wycliffe College
    Reading Paul with the Reformers: Key Themes for Today
    (20 min)
  • Discussion (5 min)
  • Joy Schroeder, Capital University
    Not Women’s Chitchat but the Word of God: Women of the Reformation Reading Paul
    (20 min)
  • Discussion (5 min)
  • Marion Ann Taylor, Wycliffe College
    “Should Women Speak/Preach?” Marie Dentiere, Calvin, and Farel
    (20 min)
  • Discussion (5 min)
  • General Discussion
  • Discussion (40 min)