Psychology and Biblical Studies


Psychology and Biblical Studies Section

SBL Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia • Nov 20-23, 2010

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S20-128 The Making of Fornication: Book Review

A review of Kathy Gaca, The Making of Fornication: Eros, Ethics, and Political Reform in Greek Philosophy and Early Christianity (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2003)

Saturday, November 20, 2010
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Room: International 5 - Marriott Marquis

Raymond Lawrence, College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy, Presiding


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S20-231 New models for Psychological Criticism

Exploration of new methods and theories for psychological biblical criticism.

Saturday, November 20, 2010
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Room: International 9 - Marriott Marquis

D. Andrew Kille, BibleWorkbench, Presiding

Kamila Blessing, Blessing Transitions Consulting and Mediation Services
Thaumaturgical Mediation: Conflict Resolution in the Family of God

Robert Williamson, Jr., Hendrix College
“The Wise Die along with the Fool”: Terror Management Theory and the Book of Qohelet
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Marion Carson, International Christian College
Religion, Religiosity, and Paul's Letter to the Galatians

Michael Newheart, Howard University, Respondent

Business Meeting

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S22-240 Cognitive Approaches to the Bible

Monday, November 22, 2010
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Room: A708 - Marriott Marquis

Heather McKay, Edge Hill University, Presiding

John Teehan, Hofstra University
Constructing Yahweh: A Case Study in the Cognitive-Critical Method of Biblical Studies

Karl McDaniel, McGill University
Suspicion Regarding Peter’s Salvation:
Suspense, Emotive Affect, and the Structure of Matthew’s Gospel

Metsämuuronen Jari, The Finnish National Board of Education
Why Jesus used Parables?
Jesus’ teachings from the Cognitive and Constructive psychology viewpoint
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D. Andrew Kille, BibleWorkbench
Imitating Christ: Jesus as a Model in Cognitive Learning Theory

Wayne Rollins, Hartford Seminary, Respondent

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S23-127 The Bible in Healing and Transformation

Tuesday, November 23, 2010
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Room: Courtland - Hyatt Regency

Barbara Leung Lai, Presiding

Ilona N. Rashkow, New York University
Medicine and Judaism: Physical and Psychological Concepts

Heather McKay, Edge Hill University
Performing the Psalms: Placebo or Healing?

Elizabeth Berne DeGear, Union Theological Seminary
The Bible as Transformational Object: The psychoanalytic theories of Christopher Bollas and their relevance for religious educators, pastors and scholars

Tiffany Houck-Loomis, Union Theological Seminary
Good God?!? Lamentations As A Model For Mourning The Loss Of The Good God

J. Harold Ellens, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, Respondent

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Papers of Interest in Other Program Groups

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