SBL 1999
Sessions and Papers related to Johannine Literature
presented at the
Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature
Boston, MA - November 20-23, 1999

Some of these papers will also be discussed by [John_Lit], the online discussion group devoted to Johannine Literature.
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S116: Johannine Literature Section
(Saturday, November 20, 1999,  1:00 pm - 3:30 pm; joint session with the SBL's "Literary Aspects of the Gospels and Acts Group")
Robert L. Brawley, McCormick Theological Seminary, Presiding
Part I:
Gail O'Day, Candler School of Theology, Emory University
"I Have Said These Things to You...": The Unsettled Place of Jesus' Discourse in Literary Approaches to the Fourth Gospel

R. Alan Culpepper, McAfee School of Theology, Mercer University

Part II:
Jeffrey Staley, Pacific Lutheran University
Liar, Liar: Jesus, "This Woman" and the Law in John 7-8  --  [online discussion January 15-21, 2001]

John Painter, Charles Sturt University
Response to Jeff Staley's "Liar Liar"

S113: Johannine Literature Section
(Sunday, November 21, 1999,  3:45 pm - 6:15 pm)
Paul N. Anderson, Yale Divinity School, Presiding
Jennifer Berenson Maclean, Roanoke College
A Tale of Two Weddings: The Divine Trickster in John

Horace Jeffery Hodges, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Heavenly versus Earthly Food in Gnosticism, John's Gospel, and Early Judaism  --  [online discussion March 25 - April 1, 2001, also on the related AAR paper: "Gift-Giving Across the Sacred-Profane Divide: A Maussian Analysis of Heavenly Versus Earthly Food in Gnosticism and John's Gospel"]

Felix Just, Loyola Marymount University
Blindness, Sin, and Impurity in the Fourth Gospel

Elizabeth Danna, Burlington, Ontario
Characterization of the Greeks in John 12  --  [online discussion April 23-29, 2001]

Musa W. Dube Shomanah, University of Botswana
Between Collaboration and Resistance: A Postcolonial Reading of John 18:28--19:21

S206: Johannine Literature Section
(Tuesday, November 23, 1999,  9:00 am - 11:30 am)
David K. Rensberger, Interdenominational Theological Center, Presiding
Philip W. Comfort, Tyndale Publishing House, Trinity Seminary
Distinguishing the Divine Spirit from the Human Spirit in the Gospel of John

Bianca Lataire, Catholic University of Leuven
The Quotation from Psalm 82:6a in John 10:34-36: A Re-examination of its Function in John 10:31-38

Reimund Bieringer, Catholic University of Leuven
The Paraclete and the Community of Disciples

Michael Willett Newheart, Howard University
Bye-Word: A "Soul Reading" of Jesus' Farewell Discourse (John 13-17)  --  [online discussion February 5-11, 2001]

Po-Ling Sun, Hong Kong
Taming the Spirit: Development of Spirit in the Johannine Literature

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