Duke Invades Denver, Colorado for AAR/SBL Annual Conference

Denver, Colorado

Quite a number of Duke students and faculty will be presenting in the AAR/SBL annual conference to be held in Denver, Colorado November 19-22, 2022. The joint annual conference of the American Academy of Religion and the Society of Biblical Literature is perhaps the most important conference of the year for those in the field of Religious Studies. More than 1,000 events—academic sessions, additional meetings, receptions, tours, and workshops—will be offered at this annual conference. Below are listed the participants for AAR and SBL. Under the category is the participant name, name of their paper (or role, if not giving a paper but serving in another capacity), and in parentheses is the name of the conference section for which they are presenting.

AAR - GPR Student Participants

Jonathan Homrighausen, Lettering in the Ruins: Calligraphy on Decay and Inspired by Death in the Lettering Arts of Martin Wenham, Susan Hufton, and Hazel Dolby (Arts, Literature, and Religion Unit); Presiding, Society for Comparative Research on Iconic and Performative Texts

Jillian Marcantonio, Quiet but Pervasive: The Holy Spirit in the Hymns of Romanos the Melodist (Eastern Orthodox Studies Unit)

Erica Ridderman, Rethinking Justice and Mercy with Pope Francis, Walter Kasper, and Decolonial Thought (Christian Systematic Theology Unit); “Jesus Tough”: Evangelical Sports Ministry and Theological Justifications for Athletic Suffering (Religion, Sport, and Play Unit)

Yucheng Bai, American City on a Chinese Hill: Jonathan Chao and Chinese Public Theology (Chinese Christianities Unit and World Christianity Unit)

Maroun El Houkayem, Power and Appropriation: Manuscript Catalogues (Religion, Colonialism, and Postcolonialism Unit)

Shreya Maini, Beyond the Binary of Fate Versus Probability: Theorizing Religious Coincidence through Ethnography (Anthropology of Religion Unit)

AAR - GPR Faculty Participants

Joseph Winters, Sovereignty, Excess, and Black In/alterity (Philosophy of Religion Unit); Panelist, Philosophy of Religion Unit and Theology and Religious Reflection UnitPresiding, Pragmatism and Empiricism in American Religious Thought UnitPresiding, Business Meeting

Kate Bowler, Panelist, Applied Religious Studies Committee

Anna Sun, Panelist, Religion and the Social Sciences Unit

AAR - GPR Recent Alumni

Christopher Howell, A Sacred Evolutionary Cosmos - Philip Sherrard, Theodosius Dobzhansky, and the Theological Challenge of Climate Change (Eastern Orthodox Studies Unit)

Nathan Hershberger, Were We Not ‘Children of the Promise?’ Election, Palestinian Christian Identity, and the Fortitude of Elias Chacour (Middle Eastern Christianity Unit)

Ryan Juskus, Princeton University, Slow Violence or Slow Sacrifice?: Theorizing Religion and Environmental Justice (Comparative Approaches to Religion and Violence Unit and Religion and Human Rights Unit)

AAR - Other Duke Participants

Warren Lattimore, Between Accommodation's Philosophy and Respectability's Politics: Rosa Young and the Theology of Respectability (Afro-American Religious History Unit)

Aaron Klink, From Doctrine to Practice: Teaching Clinicans About Engaging Religious Faith in End of Life Care (Applied Religious Studies Committee, Death, Dying, and Beyond Unit, and Teaching Religion Unit)

Joseph Carnes Ananias, The Spiritual Senses and the Spiritual Sense of Scripture: Origen’s Doctrine of the Spiritual Senses as a Condition for the Possibility of Spiritual Exegesis (Origen and Origen Reception Seminar)

Sarah Jean Barton, Panelist, Status of People with Disabilities in the Profession Committee

Brett McCarty, Attention, Agency, and Bearing Witness: Faith-Based Responses to the Opioid Crisis in Southern Appalachia (Bioethics and Religion Unit and Religions, Medicines, and Healing Unit)

Heejun Yang, Overcoming Nationalism in the Korean Methodist theology of inculturation: Towards the fourth-generation Korean Methodist theology (Wesleyan and Methodist Studies Unit)

D. Brendan Johnson, “Let me see your face, Let me hear your voice”: A Constructive Prosoponic Foundation for the Rights of Nature in an Age of Catastrophe (Comparative Approaches to Religion and Violence Unit and Religion and Human Rights Unit)

Sarah Jobe, Innovations in Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care Unit and Psychology, Culture, and Religion UnitPresiding, Innovations in Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care Unit

Lauren F. Winner, Panelist, Religion and Disability Studies Unit

Norbert Wilson, Panelist, Religion and Ecology Unit

Jung Choi, Panelist, Wesleyan and Methodist Studies UnitPresiding, Business Meeting

SBL - GPR Student Participants

Julie Leyva, Faith in Many and Various Ways: Abraham’s Πίστις in Paul and Hebrews (Institute for Biblical Research); Today If You Hear God’s Voice: Preaching with Hebrews’s Intertextual Hermeneutic (Homiletics and Biblical Studies)

Christopher Redmon, Bodies-of-Bodies of God: Christ Possession and the Agentic Self in Acts (Book of Acts)

Matthew A. Arakaky, Love versus Death: Narrative Symmetry in Anatu's Contest with Môtu in KTU 1.6 II (Ugaritic Studies and Northwest Semitic Epigraphy)

Mary Spears Dance Berry, Creating an Exegetical Conversation: Learning from the Prophet of Social Justice(?) in American Evangelical and African Readings (Contextual Biblical Interpretation)

Olivia Fain, In Search of Jesus’ Family: Divorce, Widowhood, and Remarriage in Antiquity (Historical Jesus)

Matt Harber, “Let Us Go Out into the Field”: An Inner-biblical Allusion? (Genesis)

Tyng-Guang Chu, "And God Saw That It Was Good": A Textual and Iconographic Approach to Divine Sight in Genesis 1:1–2:3 (Ancient Near Eastern Iconography and the Bible)

Elizabeth Schrader Polczer, Story-Changing as an Editorial Tendenz in Early Gospel Manuscripts (New Testament Textual Criticism)

SBL - GPR Faculty Participants

Douglas Campbell, The Deepest Secret: Paul's Radical Missional Theology (Institute for Biblical Research)

Jennifer Knust, The “Dago-Dazzler” and the Oil Baron: The New Testament Critical Apparatus in the 1950s  (Book History and Biblical Literatures); The Reception of Jesus in the Pericope Adulterae (John 7:53–8:11) and John 21 (Synoptic Gospels/Jesus Traditions, Gospels, and Negotiating the Roman Imperial World)

Mark Goodacre, The Beloved Disciple for Readers of the Synoptics (Connecting John: Intertextualities, Contexts, Reception)

SBL - GPR Recent Alumni

Ian Mills, The Hypothesis of the Gospels: Pluriform Literary Traditions in the Language of Hellenistic Book Culture (Synoptic Gospels); John, the Synoptics, and Athenaeus on Competing Literary Traditions (Connecting John: Intertextualities, Contexts, Reception)

Nathan Tilley, The Formation of Adam and the Formation of Christ: Genesis 2 in the Christology of Babai the Great (Development of Early Christian Theology)

Julie Newberry, Wheaton College (Illinois), Embodied Intertextuality in the Healing of the “Bent-Over” Woman (Luke 13:10–17) (Gospel of Luke)

Brad Boswell, Julian the Apostate and the Quest for the Historical Jesus (Biblical Exegisis from Eastern Orthodox Perspectives/Religion and Philosophy in Late Antiquity)

SBL Other Duke Participants

Caleb S. Cooke, Will the Real Elijah Please Stand Up? Matthean Redaction and Social Memory (Matthew)

Heidi Biermann, Partners in Crime: Reading Ananias and Sapphira (Acts 5:1–11) alongside Adam and Eve (Book of Acts); Lessons Learned from Siblings: Martha and Mary (Luke 10:38–42) and the Parable of the Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11–32) as a Lukan Doublet (Gospel of Luke)

Mark Jeong, Banished from the City: The Exilic Ecclesiology of Luke-Acts (Book of Acts)

Sarah Lynn Baker, Recent Trends in Biblical Hebrew Teaching Grammars (National Association of Professors of Hebrew)

Allison Wattenbarger, Impossible Geographies: Plotting the Four Rivers of Genesis 2 (Ethics and Biblical Interpretation); Dispossessing Texts: The Old Testament in Palestinian Liberation Theology (Historiography and the Hebrew Bible)

Sarah Lynn Baker, Recent Trends in Biblical Hebrew Teaching Grammars (National Association of Professors of Hebrew)