AAR/SBL Secular Panel
To answer a couple of questions there will be an AAR 'Wild Card' panel on 'The Role of Secular Viewpoints in Scriptural Studies: Past, Present and Future'. I will be on the panel along with Jorunn Buckley, Jacques Berlinerblau, Hector Avalos, Arthur Droge, Hugh Pyper, and William Arnal. My paper will be on the history of secular approaches to the NT and ways in which various big issues in the humanities were bypassed in NT studies. It will also include ways in which secular approaches can contribute to NT studies in areas of history, early Christian theologies, and modern politics.