Psychology and Biblical Studies


Psychology and Biblical Studies Section

SBL Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA • Nov 19-22, 2011

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S19-336 Healthy(?) Biblical Studies

Saturday, November 19, 2011
4:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Sierra A - Marriott Marquis

D. Andrew Kille, Presiding (5 min)

Elizabeth Berne DeGear, Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York
The Freedom to Play: Winnicott's theories on playing and reality,
and their relevance for healthy biblical scholarship
(30 min)

Ron Clark, George Fox Evangelical Seminary
Is the Love of Misogyny the Root of All Evil? (30 min)

Tiffany Houck-Loomis, Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York
When Fast-Held God-Images Fail To Meet Our Needs (30 min)

Discussion (25 min)

Business Meeting (30 min)


S20-333 Book Review: Psychological Analyses and the Historical Jesus

A review of Bas Van Os, Psychological Analyses and the Historical Jesus: Explorations in Understanding (T&T Clark, 2011).

Sunday, November 20, 2011
4:00 PM to 6:30 PM
3012 - Convention Center

J. Harold Ellens, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, Presiding (5 min)

Discussion (15 min)

S21-139a Explorations in Hebrew Scriptures

Monday, November 21, 2011
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Hearst - Renaissance Parc 55

Heather McKay, Edge Hill University, Presiding (5 min)

J. Ellens, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Lament: Psalms, Sorrow, Self, and Society in a Post-Tramatic Society-
Peter Homans'
Ability to Mourn (30 min)

Angella Son, Drew University
Moses’ Act of Murder as a Rage Resulting from a Narcissistic Injury (30 min)

Stephanie Day Powell, Drew University
How Shall We Remember Amalek? Reading Exodus 17:8-16 for Our Children (30 min)

Janelle Stanley, Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York
Text of Trauma: The Therapeutic Potential of Judges 19 (30 min)


S21-237 Divinity, Readers, and Reading: Psychology and Interpretation

Monday, November 21, 2011
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Intercontinental Ballroom B - Intercontinental

Paul Anderson, George Fox University, Presiding (5 min)

Maia Kotrosits, Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York
Divinity as Excess (30 min)

Andrew Village, York Saint John University
Psychological type and biblical scholarship: An empirical study among members of the SBL (30 min)

Andries van Aarde, University of Pretoria
Jesus the "Inside Agitator": Reading Parables from a Diaphoric Perspective (30 min)

Michael Willett Newheart, Howard University School of Divinity
A Hermeneutic of Human (and Non-Human) Dignity:
The Future of Psychological Biblical Interpretation?
(30 min)

Discussion (25 min)