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Workshop Schedule 2012-13 

Psalter and New Testament Manuscript (olim Pantocrator 49): St. Paul with St. Thecla and St. Timothy (Constantinople, ca. 1084)

Spring 2013

 

All meetings take place in Swift 208 at 4:30, unless otherwise noted.

  • April 8 – Allison Gray (Chicago) – “Encounters with a Homicidal Bath Demon: Gregory of Nyssa’s Life of Gregory Thaumaturgus.
  • April 22 – Romulus Stefanut (Chicago) – Theology and Teleology in Philo of Alexandria: the Puzzling Case of the Therapeutae.
  • May 6 – John T. Fitzgerald (Notre Dame) - “The Ancient Mediterranean Wine Industry, Intoxication, and Various Problems in Early Christian Communities.”
  • May 28 - Elizabeth A. Clark (Duke) - “‘Rome’ in the Nineteenth-Century Protestant Imaginary: American Professors, Ancient ‘Pagans’, and Early Christianity.”
  • June 3 – David Horrell (Exeter) – “Honor Everyone” (1 Pet 2.17): The Social Strategy of 1 Peter and its Significance for Early Christianity.

 

Winter 2013

 

  • January 14 – Michael F. Pope (Chicago) – “Declamation and the Arena: Infamia, Reputation, and Redemption.”
  • January 28 – Troy Martin (Saint Xavier) – “Poets, Playwrights, Plastic Artists, Physicians, Physiologists, Philo, and Paul on Peritomē.”
  • February 11 – Justin Howell (Chicago) –“The Ruling Power within the Beelzebul Controversy of Luke 11:14-23.”
  • February 25 - Hans-Dieter Betz (Chicago) –“Paul on Self-sufficiency (Phil 4:11-13).”
  • March 18 – Brandon Cline (Chicago) – “Justin Martyr’s Apologies and Ancient Petitions.”

Fall 2012

 

  • October 4 – Holger Zellentin (Nottingham) – “Rabbinic Historiography as Response to Christian Triumphalism: The Temple’s Destruction in Aramaic, Syriac and Greek Discourse.”
  • October 22 – Young-Ho Park (Chicago) –Dissertation Defense: “Paul’s Ekklesia as a Civic Assembly.”
  • November 2 – Special Event: Guided Tour of the Exhibition “Swiss Treasures: From Biblical Papyrus and Parchment to Erasmus, Zwingli, Calvin, and Barth.” (2 pm in the Regenstein Library Special Collections)
  • November 13 - David C. Parker, Klaus Wachtel, Ulrich Schmid (Birmingham & Münster) –“Editing the Greek New Testament for the Twenty-First Century.”
  • November 26 – Brandon Cline (Chicago) – Teaching Introduction to the New Testament.” (A special pedagogy session. Part of the Divinity School’s “Craft of Teaching” program.)

2011-12 workshop

 

(Athen. Nat. Lib. Cod. 2251 fol. 148v 13th-14th c. NT codex)

Spring 2012 Schedule:

  • April 2 – Prof. J. Albert Harrill (Indiana University) - “Contextualizing the Ephesian Haustafeln in ‘Magical’ Defixiones: A Study in Social Control.”
  • April 23 – Patricia Duncan - “Exegeting Border Lines: the case of Matthew’s Parable of the Wedding Feast (Matt 22:1-14) in the Pseudo-Clementine Homilies.”
  • April 30 –Richard Zaleski - “Moses’ Theophany on the Damascus Road in Gregory of Nyssa’s De vita Mosis.”
  • May  14 – Prof. David Brakke (Indiana University) - “Scriptural Practices in Early Christianity: Towards a New History of the New Testament Canon.”
  • June 4 – Dr. Kirsten Marie Hartvigsen (University of Oslo, Norway) - “The Meal Formula and the Honeycomb in Joseph and Aseneth”

Winter 2012 Schedule:

  • January 9 – Young-Ho Park – “Paul’s Ekklesia as a Civic Assembly.”
  • January 23 - Michael Pope – “Noble Deaths, Inspirational Jugulation, and Taking It Like a Man: Spectacle Violence as Philosophical Exemplarity and the Lukan Passion”
  • February 6 – Dr. Benjamin Schliesser (Zürich University) - ” The Dialectics of Faith and Doubt in Paul “
  • February 20 – Jonathan Soyars  – “Scribal Redaction and Theological Tendency in the D (05) Text of the Gospel of John”
  • March 5 – Cameron Ferguson – “Romans 16 Revisited”

Fall 2011 Schedule:

  • October 17 – Dr. Robert Matthew Calhoun (Chicago) - “A Ritual Function for the Gospel of Mark?”
  •  November 14 – Robyn Whitaker “Seeing the Absent God: Ekphrastic Spectacle and Divine Worship in Revelation 4:1-11″
  • November 18 (FRIDAY) – Prof. Dr. Volker Henning Drecoll (Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen) - event cosponsored by the Divinity School
    • Seminar: “Augustine of Hippo” (9:00-12:00 am, Swift Hall, Room 200)
    • Lecture: “Augustine on Manichaeism” (4:30-6:00 pm, Swift Hall, Room 200)
  • November 30 (Wednesday) – Prof. John Scheid (College de France) – “Was Ancestral Roman Religion Empty and Meaningless?”
  • December 5 - David DeMarco - “The presentation and reception of Basil’s Hexaemeron in Gregory’s Hexaemeron”

2010-11 workshop

 

(Rabbula Gospels, Laurentian Library, Florence, Cod. Plut. I, 56, fol. 4v)

Spring 2011:

  • March 28 – Robert Matthew Calhoun (PhD candidate, University of Chicago) - Dissertation Defense : “Paul’s Definitions of the Gospel in Romans 1.”
  • April 12 - Prof. Jas Elsner (Oxford University/University of Chicago) – “Iconoclasm from Antiquity to Byzantium: Real Presence and Theology over the longue durée”
  • April 18 – Prof. Chris Keith (Lincoln Christian University) – “The Literacy of the Historical Jesus in Light of Synoptic Disagreement”
  • May 2 – Jay Weaver (University of Chicago) – “Constructive Criticism: Propriety as a Canon of Coherence in Origen’s Homilies on Jeremiah”
  • May 16 – Patricia Duncan (PhD candidate, University of Chicago) – “The Syrophoenician/Canaanite Woman (Matt 15:21-28 and Mark 7:24-30) in the Pseudo-Clementine Homilies”
  • June 6 – Prof. Clare Rothschild (Lewis University) & Mr. Trevor Thompson (PhD candidate, University of Chicago) – Galen’s  “On the Avoidance of Grief.”

Winter 2011:

  • January 10 – Prof. Clifford Ando (University of Chicago, Classics Department) – Praesentia numinis
  • January 24 – Prof. Margaret Mitchell(Dean of the Divinity School, University of Chicago) – Paul, the Corinthians and the Birth of Christian Hermeneutics”
  • February 7 – David Monaco (PhD candidate, University of Chicago) – “Origin of Research Species: The Evolution of Thoughts and Ideas in Dissertation Work”
  • February 21 – Prof. Emeritus Hans Dieter Betz(University of Chicago) – “Paul on Retirement”
  • March 7 – Prof. Candida Moss(University of Notre Dame) – “Intertextual Impossibilities: the Case of the Martyrdom of Polycarp

Fall 2010 Schedule:

•  Oct 4 – Prof. Boris Maslov (University of Chicago) – Oikeiōsis pros theon: tracing the history of an Eastern Christian Grundbegriff “

•  Oct 18 – Dr. Christina Kreinecker (University of Salzburg, coordinator of the Papyrological Commentary on the New Testament) – “From Pilate to Herod – Papyrological Remarks on Luke’s Version of the Passion Narratives”

•  Nov 1 – Justin Howell (University of Chicago) – “The Cynic King and Caesar in the Philosophy of Epictetus”

•  Nov 17 (Wednesday, 4:30 pm in Swift Hall, 201) – Dr. Teresa Morgan (Oxford University) – Pistis, fides and divine-human relations in the early Roman Empire: an influence on early Christianity?”

•  Nov 18 (Thursday, 4:30, Swift Hall 208, cosponsored with the Divinity School) – Dr. Teresa Morgan (Oxford University) – “Why was pistis so important to the first Christians?”

•  Dec 6 – Richard Zaleski (University of Chicago) – “Satan’s Throne (Rev. 2:13) as Proconsular Judgment Tribunal”

2009-10 workshops

 

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  • Oct. 12 - Andrew Langford“Interpreting κατὰ τὴν ἀξίαν τοῦ λόγου: Origenic Exegesis and προσωποποιία in Hom. Jer. 1”
  • Oct. 26 (6:00-8:00 pm, in Special Collections, Regenstein Library) - Joseph Barabe (The McCrone Group, Westmont, IL),  Abigail Quandt (Walters Museum of Art, Baltimore), Prof. Margaret M. Mitchell (University of Chicago Divinity School) - “Chicago’s Archaic Mark (ms. 2427): A Report on the Results of Chemical, Codicological and Textual Analysis”
  • Nov. 9 - Jeff Jay“Tragedy in Alexandria: Jewish Accommodations of Theatrical Culture in the Pogrom of 38 CE”
  • Nov. 16 - Allison Gray “Literal and Figurative Interpretation in Gregory of Nyssa’s Life of Moses”
  • Dec. 7 - Prof. Clare Rothschild (Lewis University, IL) - “Hebrews as an Instructional Appendix to Romans”
  • Jan 11 – Prof. Hans-Josef Klauck (University of Chicago) - “With Paul through Heaven and Hell: Two Apocryphal Apocalypses”
  • Jan 25 - Jay Weaver - “Can’t Explain: The Progymnasmata and Supercession in Origen’s 14th Homily on Jeremiah”
  • Feb 8 - Justin Howell - “Lucian’s /Hermotimus/: A Fictive Dialogue with Marcus Aurelius”
  • Feb 22 - Robyn Whitaker - “Rebuke and Re-Call: Markan Discipleship and the Martyrdom of Peter”
  • March 8 – Prof. Daniel Bailey (Northern Baptist Seminary) – “The Suffering Messiah–Ho pathêtos Christos: Justin Martyr’s Use of Isaiah 53 in His Dialogue with Trypho, with Special Reference to the Interpretation of pathêtos (“passible”; “subject to suffering”) in the edition of Miroslav Marcovich”
  • April 13 – Prof. Guy Stroumsa (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) – Docetism: Jewish and Greek Roots
  • April 26 – Prof. Jas Elsner (Oxford University) – “Image and Rhetoric in Early Christian Sarcophagi: Reflections on  Jesus’ Trial”
  • May 10 - Matthijs den Dulk - “Paul vs. Paul: The Curious Case of the Pastoral Epistles and the Acts of Paul and Thecla Reconsidered”
  • May 25 – Prof. Ilaria Ramelli (Catholic University of Milan) – “The Apocalypse in Origen and the Origenian Tradition” (cosponsored with Lumen Christi Institute)

 

2008-9 workshops

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  • Oct. 6 – Justin Howell - “Kingly Vices and the Occasion of Dio Chrysostom’s Fourth Oration  on Kingship”
  • Oct. 20 – Matthew Calhoun – “The Letter of Mithridates: A Neglected Item of Epistolary    Theory”
  • Nov 3 – Prof. Margaret M. Mitchell (University of Chicago) – “Christian Martyrdom and the ‘Dialect  of the Holy Scriptures’: “The Literal, the Allegorical, the Martyrological”
  • Nov 19 – Prof. Larry Hurtado (University of Edinburgh) – Early Devotion to Jesus: A Report, with Reflections and  Implications’”
  • Dec 3 – Prof. John Pocock (John Hopkins University) – “Gibbon and the Invention of Gibbon: Chapters 15 and 16  Reconsidered”
  • January 12 – Stephen Hall – “’Beginnings of the Birth Pangs’: Conceiving a Concept in Ancient Israel and Early Judaism”
  • Jan 26 – Anne Knafl – “Forms of God, Forming God: A Typology of Anthropomorphism in the Pentateuch”
  • Feb 13 – Prof. Ilaria Ramelli (Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Italy) – “Platonism and Early Christian Thought”
  • March 2 – Prof. David Martinez (University of Chicago) – “Some Papyrologyical Perspectives on Early Christianity”
  • March 9 – Romulus Stefanut – “Hellenistic Epistemology and the Epistle of 1 John.”
  • April 6 – Prof. Nicole Belayche (Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Sorbonne) – “Ritual expressions of ‘distinction’ within the divine world in the imperial period”
  • April 27 – Prof. Elizabeth Asmis (University of Chicago) – “Retouching the Ancestors: Myth in Cicero’s conception of the Roman Republic”
  • May 11 – Annette Huizenga – “Sōphrosynē for Women: What Makes a Woman Good?”
  • May 18 – David DeMarco - “A Christian Appropriation of Pagan Literature: Basil’s Ad Adulescentes”
  • June 8 – Prof. Raffaela Cribbiore (Columbia University) – “Pagan and Christian Friends: An Unknown Oration of Libanius”
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