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Markus Barth Symposium

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Markus Barth Symposium | September 27-29, 2018

 

Markus Barth (1915-1994) is the former professor of New Testament at the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary, the University of Chicago, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, and the University of Basel. He made signal and lasting contributions to Pauline scholarship and New Testament theology more generally, and is well known for his particular interest in the questions surrounding justification, baptism and eucharist, and Christian-Jewish relations. He was also, as Dikran Hadidian once put it, a man who chose ‘through his life and scholarship, spoken and written, to break down walls and barriers of race, religion, and color’, in witness to Christ’s own saving demolition of walls of enmity (Eph. 2:14).

Through his vision and initiative, Markus Barth was instrumental in the creation of the Karl Barth Society of North America. His father, Karl Barth, acknowledged the profound personal influence of Markus’ work when he wrote in the introduction to Church Dogmatics IV/4, that ‘without following him closely, without cashing in to a large extent on his work, I could hardly have made the reorientation in my own doctrine of baptism’.

The Center for Barth Studies-which is honored to curate Markus Barth’s literary estate within the archives and special collections of the Princeton Seminary Library-is now delighted to be marking the recent centenary of his birth. It has invited a select group of former students, fellow New Testament scholars, and theologians to contribute to a research symposium with a view to illuminating and celebrating the enduring legacy of his life and work on September 27-29, 2018. This three day symposium will explore the following themes in relation to Markus Barth’s legacy: Markus’ contributions to NT studies, the Christian rites of baptism and the Lord’s Supper, and the doctrine of reconciliation (living the “one-ness” of the People of God in Judaism and Christianity).

Registration is $80 USD. This fee includes breakfast and lunch during the three days of the conference.For more information about the conference and to register, please visit our website:  http://barth.ptsem.edu/event/markus-barth-symposium

Written by Jim

21 Aug 2018 at 8:26 am

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As You Prepare to Fly to #CalvinCongress18…

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This may not be the best way to get a little quiet time on your flight…

Then again, it may be just the ticket…     😉

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21 Aug 2018 at 5:30 am

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#CalvinCongress18: Weather Forecast

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If you’re attending #CalvinCongress18 (that’s the official hashtag if you’d like to follow the doings if you aren’t attending) here’s the weather that’s expected:

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19 Aug 2018 at 8:23 am

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SBL 2018 Is Just Around the Corner (If the Corner is 3 Months Off)

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Remember to pack your ‘grad student assistance bag’ – which ought to contain a few protein bars, a bottle of water, and some latex gloves so that when they dig through the garbage for food they can keep their hands clean.

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Written by Jim

17 Aug 2018 at 6:18 am

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On Academic Conferences and Their Locations

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I love an adventure when I travel.  Seeing new places, staying new places, meeting new people and reuniting with old friends.  That all said, if I were allowed to make the following recommendations to conference planners I would ask that conferences

  1. Be held at easily accessed locations.  I.e., direct train or bus routes to and from the conference to the hotel.  Changing trains and buses or having to grab taxis or Ubers just adds stress and expense.
  2. Be held where there are ample restaurants to meet the demands of the estimated crowd.  If there are such large crowds at eateries that the line goes out the door, many of us don’t have time to eat and get to sessions.
  3. Be held in airline hub cities rather than outliers that require multiple flight legs.  Every plane change is an invitation for a schedule disaster.
  4. Have clear signage marking the venue so that attendees needn’t wander directionless from room to room or session to session like a prom queen at a mensa meeting.
  5. Negotiate the best deal you can for hotels.   The BEST for the attendees, not the society or the hotel.  And provide a list of less expensive hotels which are not connected to the conference hotel choices.  More people could attend if they paid budget hotel expenses instead of luxury hotel costs.
  6. Book exhibitions should start the very hour registration begins.  Not the next day.  We don’t come to dawdle, we come to get books.
  7. Imagine that all those attending are paying their own way and charge registration fees accordingly.  Sure, lots of people have department budgets, but those are disappearing and folk who work at smaller schools still like to conference.

If every academic meeting could meet these guidelines we would all be thrilled.

Written by Jim

15 Aug 2018 at 2:09 pm

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Attention: SBL and AAR Folk Going to Denver

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Here’s the best way to get from the Airport to Downtown Denver:

Written by Jim

15 Aug 2018 at 8:19 am

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Calvin Congress: The Official Hashtag and Livestreaming the Plenary Sessions

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#CalvinCongress18.  I hope to see you there.  And if you can’t attend- The Congress plenary sessions will be live-streamed from the Westminster FaceBook page.   For the schedule visit the link above.  And the WTS Facebook page is here.

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7 Aug 2018 at 8:16 pm

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Conference Announcement: Work, pray, admire: New views on Calvinism and art

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Visit Refo500’s website for more.

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7 Aug 2018 at 12:34 pm

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SBL Papers I’m Interested in Hearing

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SBL Schedule

Friday-

Arrival.

Saturday-

S17-224
Historical Jesus
11/17/2018
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Room: Mile High Ballroom 4E (Lower Level) – Convention Center (CC)
Theme: Jesus and Synagogues

James Crossley, St. Mary’s University, Presiding
Jodi Magness, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill — Palestinian Synagogues in the Time of Jesus (25 min)

Sunday-

S18-208
Biblical Lexicography
11/18/2018
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Room: 403 (Street Level) – Convention Center (CC)
Theme: Greek Lexicography

James Aitken, University of Cambridge, Presiding
Hans Förster, Universität Wien, Universität Wien — How to Deal with Imperfect Dictionaries and their Possibly Misleading Definitions / Glosses (25 min)
Discussion (5 min)

Receptions

Monday-

S19-328
Pentateuch
Joint Session With: Pentateuch, Hebrew Bible, History, and Archaeology
11/19/2018
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Room: Capitol Ballroom 4 (Fourth Level) – Hyatt Regency (HR)
Theme: History of the Pentateuch: Combining Literary and Archaeological Approaches

Konrad Schmid, Universität Zürich, Introduction (5 min)
Oded Lipschits, Tel Aviv University –How Archaeology Can or Cannot Integrate Literary Perspectives (5 min)
Christophe Nihan, Université de Lausanne — How Literary Investigations Can or Cannot Integrate Archaeological Perspectives (5 min)
Thomas Römer, Collège de France – University of Lausanne and Israel Finkelstein, Tel Aviv University — Jeroboam II’s Israel: Literary and Archaeological Perspectives (30 min)

Receptions

Tuesday-

Morning Departure.

 

Have I missed anything interesting?

Written by Jim

1 Aug 2018 at 2:01 pm

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Keep Up With the Doings at the SBL International Meeting / EABS Meeting

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On the twitter. With this hashtag- #sbleabs18. Some really interesting tweets so far.

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31 Jul 2018 at 7:47 am

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The Calvin Congress, Phildelphia

The schedule is online.  I hope to see you there.

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22 Jul 2018 at 8:07 am

Last Call: 2019 Barth Conference Papers

Here’s the call.  The deadline approaches.

Written by Jim

21 Jul 2018 at 11:32 am

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Migration in Ecumenical Perspective: Conference Announcement

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18 Jul 2018 at 6:53 am

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Call for Papers: The Theology of Dort (1618–1619)

The call and all the details are here.

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17 Jul 2018 at 8:55 am

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SBL / AAR Bingo

This is hilarious because it’s so true:

Written by Jim

16 Jul 2018 at 9:25 am

The Calvin Congress 2018 Proposed Schedule

View this document on Scribd

Be sure to come Tuesday for the paper on Zwingli.  That guy is a paper presenting delight…

Written by Jim

12 Jul 2018 at 10:57 am

Call For Papers: Calvin and the Old Testament

All the details are available here.

Calvin Studies Society 2019 Colloquium on  Calvin and the Old Testament. 11-13 April 2019 at Trinity Christian College.

Written by Jim

9 Jul 2018 at 9:13 am

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Call For Papers

International conference 26-28 September 2019 at the European Melanchthon Academy, Bretten, entitled: The Mediation of Salvation (Sacraments) in Early Modern Theology (1450-1700) – a Transconfessional Perspective.

Go here for all the deets (that’s what the kids say, right?)

Written by Jim

28 Jun 2018 at 12:47 pm

Conference Gender Balance at Refo500

Refo500 does a brilliant job of achieving gender balance at its conferences:

Here are the Annual RefoRC Conference 2019 keynote speakers:

  • Angela de Benedictis (Bologna): Theories of War, Revolt and Resistance in Early Modern Italy
  • Ian Campbell (Belfast): Early Modern University Debates on War and Religion
  • Irene Dingel (Mainz): TBA
  • Rebecca Giselbrecht (Zurich): Women at War – The Swiss Connections
  • Mark Greengrass (Sheffield): Wars of Religion in the Sixteenth Century and the Problem of Trust
  • Graeme Murdock (Dublin): TBA

So good on them.  More on the conference here.

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18 Jun 2018 at 10:33 am

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An Invitation to Mainz

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7 Jun 2018 at 4:58 pm

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