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AM2017 - Program Overview

Downloads forthcoming:

  • Program booklet
  • Round Tables and Research Reports Abstracts booklet


Click here for the 2017 Annual General Meeting Schedule.



Plenary Sessions:

SATURDAY, August 5:

General Address (7:00 - 8:30 p.m.)
David J. Trobisch - Museum of the Bible, Washington, D.C.
"Engaging the Bible in a Museum: Strategies, Challenges, and Hopes"

SUNDAY, August 6

Presidential Address (8:00 - 9:00 p.m.)
Harry P. Nasuti - Fordham University, Bronx, NY
"Called Into Character: From Tropology to Biblical Ethics"

MONDAY, August 7:

Panel Discussion (8:00 - 9:00 p.m.)
"Wisdom Commentary Series"

A panel presentation and discussion of the first feminist commentary on every book of the Bible—its aims, distinctive features, and methodologies.
Moderator: Michael Patella, O.S.B. - St. John's University, Collegeville, MN

  • Barbara E. Reid, O.P. - Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, IL
  • Mary Ann Beavis - St. Thomas More College, Saskatoon, SK
  • Lauress Wilkins Lawrence - Regis College, Denver, CO
  • Seung Ai Yang, Chicago Theological Seminary, Chicago, IL

TUESDAY, August 8:

General Address (11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)
Luke Timothy Johnson - Emory University, Atlanta, GA
"Challenging Modernity: The Interpretation of Miracles"

Simultaneous Sessions: 

SUNDAY, August 6, at 11:00 a.m.

OT: Robert Miller II, O.F.S. - The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC
"Dragon Myths and Biblical Theology"

NT: Pheme Perkins - Boston College, Boston, MA
"Traditioning Peter: Reading 1 Peter in a Roman Context"

MONDAY, August 7, at 11:00 a.m.

OT: Dianne Bergant, C.S.A. -Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, IL
"God So Loved the World - But Do We?: Integrity of Creation and the Bible"

NT: Jean-Pierre Ruiz - St. John's University, Queens, NY
"A Letter from Babylon: Another Look at First Peter"

 Other Program Elements:

 Program Committee 2017:

Angela Kim Harkins, Co-chair (2015-18)
Martin Albl, Co-chair (2015-18)
Karina Martin Hogan (2015-17)
Toan Do (2016-19)
Stephen D. Ryan, O.P. (2016-19)
Timothy R. Carmody (2016-19)
Joseph C. Atkinson, Ex officio