SBL 2015: Bible, Myth, and Myth-Theory


Hector2Last month I attended the Society of Biblical Literature annual meeting in Atlanta where there was a special session (Bible, Myth, and Myth-Theory) dedicated to the research of NT scholar Dennis MacDonald. I have discussed MacDonald’s use of mimesis criticism in my post about his presentation earlier this year at the SBL Pacific Coast Region 2015 annual meeting. There were a number of highlights at the annual meeting in Atlanta that are worth discussing on Κέλσος as well (apologies for not writing about this sooner, but I just now got the time to follow up about the conference on the blog).

First, I will discuss the special session on Myth-Theory, which took place Saturday evening, and then I will discuss another session on Markan literary sources, which took place Monday evening, that is also relevant to this topic. In the second session, MacDonald gave a paper comparing the death and burial of Jesus…

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About jamesbradfordpate

My name is James Pate. I study the History of Biblical Interpretation at Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio, as part of its Ph.D. program. I have an M.A. in Hebrew Bible from Jewish Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from DePauw University. This blog is about my journey. I read books. I watch movies and TV shows. I go to church. I try to find meaning. And, when I can’t do that, I just talk about stuff that I find interesting.
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