Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Conference Announcement

I am taking the opportunity to announce a conference that will be held October 4th and 5th. The conference is organized by my colleagues and friends in New Testament Chris Keith and Anthony Le Donne. Here are the details. Or you can go directly to the conference website.

Here is a description of the conference from Keith and Le Donne's The Jesus Blog:

Our hope is that this meeting will provide the most comprehensive discussion to date about the limits of the traditional "criteria for authenticity" in historical Jesus research. Considering the roster assembled, we can hardly miss. Dale Allison will reflect on his career in Jesus research and eventual disillusionment with the traditional criteria. Loren Stuckenbruck will discuss the severe shortcomings of the criterion of Semitic Influence. Jens Schroeter will discuss the philosophical problems at the roots of the "criteria approach" (a phrase coined by Chris Keith's recent ZNT essay). Chris Keith will point out the roots of the enterprise in form criticism (Chris will post more on this soon). Mark Goodacre will apply his expertise on the Synoptic Problem and Thomas to expose the problems related to "Multiple Attestation". Dagmar Winter, the foremost expert on the criterion of Dissimilarity, will share her thesis concerning "plausibility" in historiographical study. Rafael Rodriguez will argue that the criterion of Embarrassment is altogether bankrupt. I (the least of these [false modesty assumed]) will offer a modest critique of the criterion of Coherence and then throw a wrench into the whole works by suggesting that some of the traditional criteria might continue to be useful.

Jesus, Criteria, and the Demise of Authenticity
10/04/2012 - 10/05/2012 
South Park United Methodist Church - Dayton

Speaker(s): Dale C. Allison Jr.
(Pittsburgh Theological Seminary) 
Mark Goodacre
(Duke University) 
Chris Keith
(Lincoln Christian University) 
Anthony Le Donne
(Lincoln Christian University) 
Loren T. Stuckenbruck
(Princeton Theological Seminary) 
Jens Schroeter
(Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin) 
Dagmar Winter
(Newcastle Diocese, UK) 
Rafael Rodríguez
(Johnson University)
Sponsor(s): United Theological Seminary and University of Dayton
Thursday, Oct. 4
2 p.m.- 5 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 5
8:15 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. 
Place(s): South Park United Methodist Church, 140 Stonemill Rd., Dayton, OH  45409
Cost: $70 registration fee; Lunch $10
Contact: Robbie Collins
rcollins@united.edu |  938.529.2201
United Theological Seminary and The University of Dayton (Dayton, OH) are co-hosting a two-day conference to critique the assumptions and methods of the so called "Third Quest of the Historical Jesus" on October 4 and 5, 2012.   The conference will be held at Southpark United Methodist Church, 140 Stonemill Road, Dayton, OH 45409.
Bringing together world-class authors and speakers, this conference will discuss "authenticity" and "criteria" as these concepts have been traditionally understood and employed in New Testament studies.
Tentative Schedule
Thursday, October 4
2 p.m.
2:05 p.m.
2:30 p.m.
Session One
3:30 p.m.
Logos plenary
3:45 p.m.
3:50 p.m.
Reception (coffee, snacks) / Book Signing 

Friday, October 5
8:15 a.m.
8:20 a.m.
Session Two  
9:20 a.m.
Coffee/snack break / Book Signing 
9:45 a.m.
Session Three
10:30 a.m.
Session Four 
11:45 a.m.
12:45 p.m.
Session Five 
 1:45 p.m.
Session Six  
2:45 p.m.
Coffee break
3 p.m.  Session Seven
4:05 p.m.
Concluding Remarks 


South Park United Methodist Church   -   Website
140 Stonemill Rd.

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