Union Students and Faculty Participate in AAR/SBL 2021

Union Students and Faculty Participate in AAR/SBL 2021

Categories: Union News

With the American Academy of Religion 2021 conference and the Society of Biblical Literature 2021 annual meeting on the horizon, we want to highlight the incredible Union students, faculty, and alumni who will be presenting!

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American Academy of Religion Conference (PROGRAM)

Friday, November 19

1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Disability Pedagogy: Mapping the Lay of the Land
With Kendrick Kemp, Panelist
Location: Virtual

7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Society for Hindu-Christian Studies: Discussion of Reading the Hindu and Christian Classics by Francis X. Clooney
With John Thatamanil, Panelist
Location: Virtual

Saturday, November 20

9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Niebuhr Society: Christian Realism and Threats to Democracy
With Gary Dorrien, Panelist
Location: Virtual

12:30 PM-2:30 PM
Christian Systematic Theology Unit and Philosophy of Religion Unit:  Theology and the Academic Study of Religions
With Andrea WhiteA Via Media between Analytic Philosophy and Critical Theory
Location: Convention Center – 207B

3:00 PM-4:30 PM
Ecclesial Practices Unit: Prayers in Defiance of Empire: Engaging Claudio Carvalaes’ Liturgies from Below: Praying with People at the Ends of the World
With Claudio Carvalhaes, Panelist
Location: Virtual

5:00 PM-6:30 PM
Martin Luther and Global Lutheran Traditions Unit: Decolonizing Global Lutheranisms: Theological Education, Ministry, Sacrament, and Empire
With Adam Vander TuigBy Any Sacramental Means Necessary: Baptism as Defiance of Ecocide and Empire
Location: Convention Center – 216

5:00 PM-6:30 PM
Theological Education Committee: Committee Meeting
With John Thatamanil, Presiding
Location: Virtual

Sunday, November 21

9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Theology Without Walls Group: The Theological Relevance of Ones Life Experiences
With John Thatamanil, Panelist. Wonder and Practice: From Experience to Theology
Location: Virtual

12:30 PM-2:30 PM
Nineteenth Century Theology Unit: Remembering Dr. Elizabeth A. Clark: Historian, Professor, and Mentor
With Gary Dorrien, Panelist
Location: Grand Hyatt-Lonestar F

4:00 PM-5:30 PM
Theology Without Walls: Discussion with Rising Scholars
With John Thatamanil, Presiding
Location: Virtual

5:00 PM-6:30 PM
Tillich: Issues in Theology, Religion, and Culture Unit: Tillich and Religious Practices
With Ban HtangBeing-Itself: Toward the Shared Quality of Spiritual Agency and Practice
Location: Virtual

5:00 PM-6:30 PM
Theology Without Walls: Group Planning Meeting
With John Thatamanil, Panelist
Location: Virtual

Monday, November 22

9:00 AM-11:00 AM
Body and Religion Unit: Transformative Embodiment: Race, Pain, and Adornment
With Elizabeth McKenney, The Meaning of Pain: The Role of Interpretive Lens in Discerning Moral Insight from Embodied Experience
Location: Virtual

9:00 AM-11:00 AM
Practical Theology Unit and the Association for Practical Theology: Learnings from the Pandemic: Implications of Adapting and Inventing Ecclesial Practices for COVID-19
With John P. Falcone, Lectio Visceralis Online: Interactive, Embodied, Zoom-Based Christian Ritual
Location: Virtual

9:00 AM-11:00 AM
Public Understanding of Religion Committee: Immigration and the Public Understanding of Religion
With Daisy L. Machado, Panelist
Location: Virtual

9:00 AM-11:00 AM
Religion and Ecology Unit: Interfaith Engagement with Climate Change in the Public Square
With Christopher FiciFrom Idolatry to Intimacy: The Art of the Yoga of Devotion for Regenerative Ecology
Location: Virtual

9:00 AM-11:00 AM
Sacred Texts, Theory, and Theological Construction Unit: Catherine Keller’s Facing Apocalypse: Climate, Democracy, and Other Last Chances
With Brigitte Kahl and John Thatamanil, Panelists
Location: Virtual

12:30 PM-2:30 PM
Psychology, Culture, and Religion Unit: How Are Religious and Spiritual Leaders Faring?
With Eileen Campbell-Reed, #PandemicPastoring: How Ministers Are Navigating Twin Pandemics
Location: Virtual

3:00 PM-4:30 PM
Comparative Theology Unit and Interreligious and Interfaith Studies Unit and Religion and Ecology Unit: Religion in the Public Square and Its Impact on Global Climate Change
With Christopher Fici, Presiding
Location: Virtual

Tuesday, November 23

8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Psychology, Culture, and Religion Unit: Works in Progress in the Field of Psychology, Culture and Religion
With Eileen Campbell-Reed, Presiding
Location: Virtual

Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting (PROGRAM)

Friday, November 19

5:00 PM-6:30 PM
After Jesus before Christianity
With Elizabeth Theoharis, Panelist
Location: Virtual

Saturday, November 20

9:00 AM-11:30 PM
Intertextuality and the Hebrew Bible / Israelite Prophetic Literature / African Biblical Hermeneutics
With Miya H. Lee, Prophetic Politics of Fear: Discourses of Fear and Power in Ezekiel 20:1–44, and Aliou C. Niang, Senghorian Negritude: A Poetics of African Postcolonial Biblical Theology of Liberation
Location: Virtual

4:00 PM-6:00 PM
African Biblical Hermeneutics
With Aliou C. Niang, Panelist
Location: Virtual

4:00 PM-6:30 PM
Ethics and Biblical Interpretation
With Aliou C. Niang, God and Material Culture in Colonists’ Hands
Location: Virtual

Sunday, November 21

9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Scripture and Paul
With Brigitte Kahl and Aliou C. Niang, Reading Galatians with the Barbarians: West African and East European Perspectives
Location: Convention Center 007D

4:00 PM-6:30 PM
Hebrew Scriptures and Cognate Literature
With David M. Carr, presiding, Egyptian Scroll Practices for ‘Literary’ Texts and the Formation of the Hebrew Bible
Location: Convention Center 214B

4:00 PM-6:30 PM
Pauline Epistles: Book Review Panel on Laura Nasrallah, Archaeology and the Letters of Paul
With Brigitte Kahl, Member
Location: Convention Center 007A

4:00 PM-6:30 PM
Pauline Theology: Book Review Panel of Lisa Bowens, African American Readings of Paul: Reception, Resistance, and Transformation
With Andrea White, Panelist
Location: Virtual

Monday, November 22

4:00 PM-6:30 PM
Pentateuch: Law and Its Interpretation
With David M. Carr, Terms for Teaching about and Discussing the Formation of Non-P/JE Materials in the Pentateuch in the Twenty-First Century: A Query and Proposal(s)
Location: Convention Center 217A

Tuesday, November 23

9:00AM-11:30 AM
Biblical Literature and the Hermeneutics of Trauma
With J. Christiaan Faul, Making a Case for Trauma: Cultural Trauma, Group Identity, and Interest Convergence in Ezekiel
Location: Virtual

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