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Schedule

The symposium will take place in Room 129 Divinity.

Saturday, 6 April 2013

8:40 – Welcome
Tony K. Stewart, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Chair in Humanities & Chair, Department of Religious
      Studies, Vanderbilt University
David Odell-Scott, Professor & Chair, Department of Philosophy; Coordinator, Religion Studies
      Program, Kent State University

Morning Moderator
Monya Stubbs, Assistant Professor of New Testament, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

8:45-10:15 – Session I
Tat-siong Benny Liew, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean; Professor of New Testament,
      Pacific School of Religion
      “Reading Frameworks: Cady Stanton’s Woman’s Bible as a Case Study”
Sejong Chun, Assistant Professor, Presbyterian College and Theological Seminary, Seoul, Korea
      “Context and Paul’s Jerusalem Collection”

10:15-10:30 – Break

10:30-12:00 – Session II
Timothy Cargal, Associate for Preparation for Ministry, Office of the General Assembly of the
      Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
      “‘A Worker … Rightly Explaining the Word of Truth’: Assessing Exegetical Competency 
      in Candidates for Ordination in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)”
Frank Kaufmann, President, Filial Projects; Founder and Director, Values in Knowledge Foundation
      “The Communities of Religion Scholars”

12:00-12:45 – Lunch in Tillet Lounge

Afternoon Moderator
Nicole Duran, New Testament Series Editor, Texts@Contexts Series, Fortress Press

12:45-2:15 – Session III
Larry Welborn, Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity, Fordham University
      “Reading the Last Scripture:  The Neighbor, The Kairos, The Awakening (Romans 13:8-14)”
David Odell-Scott, Professor & Chair, Department of Philosophy; Coordinator, Religion Studies
      Program, Kent State University
      “Re-Mastering Paul’s Letters to the Corinthians”

2:15-2:30 – Break

2:30-4:00 – Session IV
Jonathan Brumberg-Kraus, Professor & Chair, Department of Religion; Jewish Studies Program
      Coordinator, Wheaton College
      “‘Words of Torah about the Table over the Table:’ Jewish Biblical Interpretation at Communal
      Meals”
Yung Suk Kim, Assistant Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity, Samuel DeWitt Proctor
      School of Theology, Virginia Union University
      “A Transformative Reading of Scripture: Explorations of Holistic Human Transformation” 

4:00-4:15 – Break

4:15-5:45 – Session V
Arthur Francis Carter, Jr., Graduate Lecturer, Department of Religious Studies, Vanderbilt University
      “Black Christs: Signifyin’ on John 18:33-40 with Two Lynching-Era Mulattos Creoles Black
      Americans”
Gary Phillips, Dean of the College and Professor of Religion, Wabash College
      “More than the Jews . . . His Blood be Upon All the Children: Biblical Violence, Genocide, and
      Responsible Reading”

5:45-6:00 – Closing Remarks
Daniel Patte, Professor of Religious Studies and Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity,
Vanderbilt University  

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7:00-???? – Reception and Dinner (for all Attending)
Hosted by Tony K. Stewart and Samira Sheikh at their home


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