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Sunday, November 09, 2008

SBL: Reading, Theory and the Bible on Reading, Space and Imagined Geographies

Carrying on with the recent theme of Orientalism and constructions of geography, how about this for a session:

Reading, Theory and the Bible
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Room: Beacon A - SH

Theme: Reading, Space and Imagined Geographies

Jennifer L. Koosed, Albright College, Presiding

Keith W. Whitelam, University of Sheffield
The Land and the Book: Biblical Studies and Imaginative Geographies of Palestine (30 min)

John M. Vonder Bruegge, Northwestern College-Orange City
Luke's “Imaginative Geography”: Revisiting Edward Said's Orientalism and Its Implications for Luke"s Galilee (30 min)

James Crossley, University of Sheffield
When Is the Ancient Mediterranean Not the Ancient Mediterranean? When It's the Contemporary Middle East! (Re-)constructing “the Middle East” in New Testament Studies (30 min)

Melanie Johnson-DeBaufre, Drew University
Heavenly Flying, Cloud-Riding, and other Cosmic Journeys: When Early Christians Take the Bird's Eye View (30 min)

Jorunn Økland, University of Oslo
“Would It Be the Same if I Saw You in Heaven?”: Technologies of Space Travel in 2 Corinthians 12 (30 min)


Blogger Geoff Hudson said...

And Woe! Woe! Woe! to SBL.

November 10, 2008

Blogger Geoff Hudson said...

This year Jeffrey will have a special N T Wrong celebration. N T Wrong badges will be worn by everyone. Jimmy will publish the group photo on his blog. Then we can all guess who N T Wrong is. He might even be Gail.

November 12, 2008

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November 13, 2008

Anonymous M. Leary said...

How timely. Check this out:


Google Earth has recreated ancient Rome.

November 13, 2008


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