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Scripture and Hermeneutics Seminar at SBL, 2014

By Paideia Centre for Public Theology

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Friday, November 21, 2014 · 1 - 4pm PST


San Diego Convention Center 111 W Harbor Dr Room 23 A (Upper level) San Diego, CA


The Scripture and Hermeneutics Seminar Annual meeting will be held on 21 November 2014 from 1:00—4:00PM. It will be in San Diego this year in conjunction with SBL. At our meeting we will be unveiling the final form of our Manifesto for theological interpretation with most of our contributors present. The Manifesto is a document of some 8000 words and will be accompanied in the book A Manifesto for Theological Interpretation (Baker Academic) with expository chapters of each section of the Manifesto. Our meeting is open to all. It will be followed by a communal meal which is always a highlight. The meal with be enjoyed at the Harbor House Diner.

You can register for the meal at this Eventbrite link.

Below is the program:


THE SON OF MAN (Daniel 7:9-14 and Jesus):


At the SAHS in San Diego we will launch our Manifesto for Theological Interpretation with an afternoon of practicing theological interpretation.

Our focus will be on Daniel 7:9-14 and the Son of Man sayings in the Gospels, Jesus’ preferred self-designation. We propose having seven X seven minute presentations leading us through the trajectory from lectio divina to worship. The structure we envisage is as follows:

1. Welcome – Craig / Heath

2. Opening liturgy including lectio style reflection on Dan 7 and a reading from the Gospels.

3. History / Historical criticism and the Son of Man: Retrieving theological interpretation – Murray Rae

4. The Son of Man and the Canon of Scripture – Stephen Dempster

5. Reading with the right goal (includes exegesis) – Heath Thomas

6. Biblical Theology and the Son of Man – David Beldman

7. Mission and the Son of Man – Mike Goheen and Chris Wright

8. Commentary reimagined and the Son of Man - Jonathan Pennington and Mark Gignilliat

9. The Son of Man for all of Life – Craig Bartholomew

10. Liturgy – hymn

Coffee break

3 respondents to the Manifesto (to be finalized) + Discussion

For more information about the Scripture and Hermeneutics Seminar, past and present, visit The Paideia Centre's website.

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