HBU Theology Conference Schedule

Thursday (March 2)
7:30 PM Plenary Lecture 1 (Mabee Theater)

James Charlesworth: “New Ways of Looking at Sacred Texts Regarded as ‘Apocryphal’ or ‘Pseudepigraphical’”

Friday (March 3)
9:30-10:30 AM Session 1a (Dillon II)

Randy Richards – “Honor/Shame, Plagiarism and Publishing the Gospels Anonymously”

Douglas Estes – “Why a Fourth Gospel? A Counterfactual Look at the Need for a ‘Spiritual Gospel’”

Session 1b (Hinton 113)

Garet D Robinson – “Thank God for Heretics? Evaluating the Influence of Heterodoxical Movements on the Early Formation of the Christian Scriptural Canon”

Adam Harwood – “Weighing the Books: A Model for Evaluating Competing Canonical Traditions”

10:30-11:00 AM Coffee Break    (Sponsored by B&H Publishing)
11:00-12:30 PM Session 2a (Dillon II)

Christopher Atkins – “”Beyond Binaries: On Patristic Receptions of the Shepherd of Hermas and the Dynamics of Authority.”

Jeremiah Bailey – “The Canon in Clement and Clement in the Canon: 1 Clement as Receiver of the New Testament and as Candidate for Inclusion”

John D. Meade – “‘Canon’ Terminology of Epiphanius of Salamis”

Session 2b (Hinton 113)

Jeffrey T. Riddle – “The Ending of Mark as a Canonical Crisis”

Thomas G. Doughty, Jr. – “The New Testament Canon as Tradition and Implications for Theological Method”

Nathan Hays – “Genesis 1–3 as Orientation to the Canon”

12:30 PM Lunch
2:30-3:30 PM Session 3a (Dillon II)

Mark Bendall – “The Ethiopian Canon”

Rex D. Butler – “Sacred Writings in Perpetua’s Diary”

Session 3b (Hinton 113)

Logos Bible Software – “Presentation of Logos Bible Software”

Jordan Barrett – “A Theological Account of Canonization”

3:30-4:00 PM Coffee Break
4:00-5:00 PM Session 4a (Dillon II)

Josh Pinkston – “Creating Resonance: The Biblical Canon as Intertext with Jonah as a Case Study”

Jonathan Patterson – “The yom yhwh of Zephaniah and the Innertextual Relationship with the Book of the Twelve”

Session 4b (Hinton 113)

Charles A. Sommer – ““To Make the Hands Unclean”: The Rabbinic Understanding of Canon

Timothy E.G. Bartel – “The Sweetened List: The Strange Case of St. Gregory Nazianzen’s Poem on the Biblical Canon”

5:00 PM Dinner
7:30 PM Plenary Lecture 2 (Mabee Theater)

Lee McDonald “Why and When Was Scripture Written? Looking at the Old Testament Writings”

Saturday (March 4)
6:30 PM Plenary Lectures 3 & 4 (held at Lanier Theological Library*)

James Charlesworth “The Theological Value of the ‘Rejected Texts’ and Dead Sea Scrolls for Understanding Jesus”

Lee McDonald “Why and When Was Scripture Written? Looking at the New Testament Writings”

This year’s conference is sponsored in part by Faithlife, Makers of Logos Bible Software. They will have a display booth at the conference where you can preview and purchase Logos or upgrade your present version.*For Saturday’s lectures at Lanier Theological Library, please register with the Lanier Theological Library.

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