Schedule and Protocols
Online Discussions by the "Johannine Literature E-Group"
Papers Presented at Recent Meetings of the Society of Biblical Literature
|Johannine_Literature E-Group||SBL Johannine Literature Section||The Johannine Literature Web|
|Dates||Author||Paper Title (click on the links for the full texts)|
|Jan. 8-14||Tom Thatcher||"The Legend of the Beloved Disciple" (no longer online)|
|Jan. 15-21||Jeffrey L. Staley||"Liar Liar: Jesus, 'This Woman,' and the Law in John 7-8"|
|Jan. 22-28||break week||.|
|Jan. 29 - Feb. 4||Colleen Conway||"The Politics of the Johannine Drama"|
|Feb. 5-11||Michael Newheart||"Bye-Word: A "Soul Reading" of Jesus' Farewell Discourse (John 13-17)"|
|Feb. 12-18||Jo-Ann Brant||"The Theatricality of Johannine Dialogue" (no longer online)|
|Feb. 19-25||break week||.|
|Feb. 26 - Mar 4||Martinus C. De Boer||"Anti-Judaism in John? The Depiction of "the Jews" in the Fourth Gospel"
(paper removed from web at author's request)
|March 5-11||Raimo Hakola||"Jesus' Jewishness in the Fourth Gospel: An Antidote Against Anti-Judaism?"|
|March 12-18||break week||.|
|March 19-25||Adam English||"Zeal that Consumes: Feeding Imagery in the Gospel of John"|
|March 26 - April 1||Jeffery Hodges||"'Ethical' Dualism of Food in The Gospel of John"
and "Gift-Giving Across the Sacred-Profane Divide"
|April 2-22||several break weeks||.|
|April 23-29||Elizabeth Danna||"Characterization of the Greeks in John 12"|
|April 30 - May 6||Paul N. Anderson||"Truth and Liberation: The Work of the Parakletos and the Transformation of the Self"|
For other papers that might also be discussed later, see the webpages for SBL 1999 and SBL 2000.
For messages posted during previous discussions, see our group archives.
Since this is a new venture for the Johannine Literature E-Group, we might have to make some adjustments along the way. But the following procedures should help to ensure that the discussions are worthwhile, productive and manageable, both for the authors and for the group members. Overall, it might help everyone to imagine this as a very large seminar room (with over 200 participants!) , where one person is presenting his or her research and others are responding to it. Or, imagine this like the Q&A period at the end of an SBL session.