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Garrett-Evangelical at the 2019 AAR/SBL Annual Meetings

November 22, 2019
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Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary faculty members are on their way to San Diego, CA, for the 2019 annual meetings of the American Academy of Religion (AAR) and the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL)! The annual AAR/SBL meeting is the world's largest gathering of scholars interested in the study of religion. More than 1,000 events take place during the Annual Meetings, including a plethora of academic sessions, workshops, meetings, receptions, and tours.

The Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary Reception at the 2019 Annual Meetings of the American Academy of Religion and the Society of Biblical Literature will be held on Sunday, November 24, 2019, from 9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m at the Marriott Marquis-Marriott Grand 10 (Lobby Level). We hope you will join us for what promises to be an informative and engaging evening!

In addition to the reception, here's where you'll be able to find Garrett-Evangelical faculty:

Rev. Dr. Cheryl Anderson, Professor of Old Testament, is a panelist at the SBL African Biblical Hermeneutics Section, Theme: Book Review: Navigating African Biblical Hermeneutics: Themes and Trends from Our Pots and Our Calabashes, Sunday, November 24, 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM, Convention Center - 33A (Upper Level East). She will also be a panlist at the SBL Asian and Asian-American Hermeneutics Seminar / Feminist Hermeneutics of the Bible Section / Minoritized Criticism and Biblical Interpretation Section, Theme: Celebrating Gale Yee, on Monday, November 25, 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM, Convention Center - 33A (Upper Level East).

Dr. Brian K. Bantum, Neal F. and Ila A. Fisher Professor of Theology, is a panelist at Teach with Confidence: Self-Disclosure in the Classroom Doctoral Student Luncheon, P23-113, on Saturday, November 23, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM, Convention Center-22 (Upper Level East).

Dr. Nancy E. Bedford, Georgia Harkness Professor of Theology, is a panelist at Plough, Theme: Beyond Capitalism: Radical Traditions for a New Economy, on Saturday,  November 23, 7:00 PM -9:00 PM, Marriott Marquis-San Diego A (North Tower - Lobby Level).

Rev. Dr. Reginald Blount, Assistant Professor of Formation, Youth, and Culture, is a panelist in Association of Practical Theology, Theme: Apprenticing into Practical Theology: Emerging Epistemologies, Methodologies, Collaborative Inquiries, on Saturday, November 23, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Convention Center-6E (Upper Level West). Garrett-Evangelical doctoral student, Gina Robinson will also be on the panel.

Dr. Charles H. Cosgrove, Professor of Early Christian Literature, will be presenting "Why Did Jesus 'Take the Cup'? Wine Service in the Greco-Roman World and Its Bearing on a Gesture in the Last Supper Accounts of Mark and Matthew" at the SBL Seminar Ritual in the Biblical World, on Monday, November 25, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Sapphire H (4th level), Hilton Bayfront.

Dr. Jaeyeon Lucy Chung, Assistant Professor of Pastoral Theology, will be responding to Workers in Public Spaces, Psychology, Culture, and Religion Unit, Theme: Scholarly Workers in Public Spaces: The Long Road toward De-Colonizing Psychology, Culture, and Religion, on Monday, November 25, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Convention Center-28A (Upper Level East).

Dr. Wonhee Anne Joh, Professor of Theology and Culture, is a panelist in Theology and Religious Reflection Unit, Theme: Grave Attending: A Political Theology for the Unredeemed, on Saturday, November 23, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM, Convention Center-17A (Mezzanine Level). She is also responding to Theology and Religious Reflection Unit, Theme: Anger: Leashed and Unleashed, on Saturday, November 23, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Convention Center-24B (Upper Level East)

Dr. Luis R. Rivera, Associate Professor of Theology, will preside over the Hispanic Theological Initiative Member Council annual meeting on Friday, November 22, at the Marriott Marquis.

Mr. Taurean Webb, Instructor of Religion and Race, will be presenting “Fake Alters and False Idols: The Possibilities and Limitations of Black–Palestine Solidarity in Contemporary US Afro-Christian Theologies and Spaces” in the Black Theology Unit, Theme: James Cone and the Black Radical Tradition: Black Theology, Solidarity, and Violence, on Saturday, November 23, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM, Convention Center-24B (Upper Level East).

Dr. K.K. Yeo, Harry R. Kendall Professor of New Testament, will present the introduction for the Institute for Biblical Research, Theme: Research Group: Crosscurrents in Majority World and Minority Theology; Topic for 2019: Land, on Friday, November 22, 3:30 PM–5:30 PM, Hilton Bayfront - Sapphire 400A (Fourth Level).