Last phase of the crazy lecture tour

Now in the urban wasteland of Chicago, where the American Academy of Religion and the Society of Biblical Literature are meeting. Checked more specifically what I had agreed to and came up with the following:

American Academy of Religion

18 November (A18-111)

Bible, Theology, and Postmodernity Group and Bible in Racial, Ethnic, and Indigenous Communities Group

Theme: Race Matters in Political Theology

Tat-siong Benny Liew, Pacific School of Religion, Presiding

Sunday – 9:00 AM-11:30 AM

This panel will address and discuss the question of the role that race has or has not played, as well as how race should or should not play, a role in works on political theology.


Roland Boer, University of Newcastle

Eleazar Fernandez, United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities

Kwok Pui Lan, Episcopal Divinity School

Vincent Lloyd, Syracuse University

Elaine Padilla, New York Theological Seminary

Andrea Smith, University of California, Riverside

Society of Biblical Literature

Poverty in the Biblical World
17 November 2012 (S17-124)

9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Room: W187c – McCormick Place

Theme: Debt and generation of wealth and poverty

Antoinette Wire, San Francisco Theological Seminary, Presiding

Matthew J.M. Coomber, Saint Ambrose University
Debt as Weapon: Generating Poverty and Power in Eighth-Century Judah (20 min)

Marvin Chaney, San Francisco Theological Seminary
Producing Peasant Poverty: Debt Instruments in Amos 2:6b-8, 13-16 (20 min)

Kari Latvus, University of Helsinki
The indebted and the poor in the Deuteronomistic History (20 min)

Roland Boer, University of Newcastle, Australia
What exactly did credit mean in the ancient world? (20 min)

Rainer Kessler, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Respondent (10 min)
Richard Horsley, University of Massachusetts Boston, Respondent (10 min)
Discussion (40 min)

Ideology, Culture, and Translation
17 November 2012 (S17 – 224
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Room: S505b – McCormick Place

Roland Boer, University of Newcastle, Australia, Presiding (1 min)

William John Lyons, University of Bristol
From Golgotha to Glastonbury and Beyond: Translating the Ideology of Jewish Burial Piety into the Ideology of English Imperial Exceptionalism (24 min)

Martin Friis, Faculty of Theology, University of Copenhagen
Translations, adaptations and transformations of Scripture in Flavius Josephus’ Antiquities of the Jews (24 min)

Sabine Dievenkorn, Comunidad Teologica Evangelica de Chile
Biblia en lenguaje mas justo. An Objective Critique to Promote a Dream Project (24 min)
Break (5 min)

Anne Katrine Gudme, University of Copenhagen
The Manga Bible: A Clash of Medium and Message? (24 min)

Marlon Winedt, United Bible Societies
The Role of Bible translation in the Formation of Creole Identity: Voices from the Carribean basin (24 min)

James E. Harding, University of Otago
“[W]e the Cornyshe men … utterly refuse thys newe Englysh”: Josiah’s Reform, the Western Rebellion, and the Ideology of Uniformity (24 min)

Ideological Criticism
19 November 102 (S19 – 316)
4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Room: N230a – McCormick Place

Theme: Rethinking Ancient Imperialism and Economics

Randall Reed, Appalachian State University, Presiding

Christine Mitchell, St. Andrew’s College – Saskatoon
Bruce Lincoln and/or the Myth of the Benevolent Persians (20 min)

Robert Myles, University of Auckland
Homelessness, neoliberalism, and Jesus’ “decision” to go rogue (20 min)

Roland Boer, University of Newcastle, Australia
Living a Life of Luxury? Subsistence Versus Trade in the Ancient Economy (20 min)
Discussion (30 min)

Business Meeting


2 thoughts on “Last phase of the crazy lecture tour

    1. I’ll certainly get there, although returning to Berlin is another matter. SAS – a good example of a bad Scandinavian business model – is due to meet while we’re in Chicago in order to agree on a last-ditch plan. If that fails, they will declare bankruptcy. In that case, I guess we’ll be looking for one one the regular ships that ply the Atlantic crossing.

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