The program for the 2014 Annual Meeting of the SBL is now available. This year the Christian Apocrypha Section is offering four sessions (up from one last year!). One of these is a panel on presenting Christian Apocrypha to popular audiences, and another is a joint session with the Gospel of Luke Section honoring François Bovon. We had a large number of proposals this year and, while we would like to accept every paper, alas we cannot. Our thanks to all those who sent in proposals. We hope to see you in San Diego.
S22-118: Christian Apocrypha
11/22/2014 ~ 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Theme: "Canonical/Apocryphal" and Other Troublesome Binaries
Tony Burke, York University, Presiding
Matthew R Crawford, University of Durham: "The Diatessaron, Canonical or Non-canonical? Rereading the Dura Fragment"
Cornelia Horn, Catholic University of America: "Christian Apocrypha in Georgian on Jesus and Mary: Questions of Canonicity, Liturgical Usage, and Social Settings"
Richard I. Pervo, Saint Paul, Minnesota: "Canonical Apocrypha"
Shaily Shashikant Patel, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: "Magical Miracles and Miraculous Magic: Discourse of the Supernatural in the Acts of Peter"
Brad F. King, University of Texas at Austin: "Reframing the Apocryphon of John: 'Christianizing' Revisions in the Long Recension"
S22-210: Christian Apocrypha
11/22/2014 ~1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Theme: Presenting the Christian Apocrypha to Non-Scholarly Audiences
Brent Landau, University of Texas at Austin, Presiding
Bart Ehrman, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Author of Lost Christianities and The Other Gospels
Nicola Denzey, Brown University, Author of Introduction to 'Gnosticism': Ancient Voices, Christian Worlds
Robert Cargill, University of Iowa, Consulting Producer on History Channel's Bible Secrets Revealed
Roger Freet, HarperOne, Panelist, Executive Editor at HarperOneBreak
Hal Taussig, Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York, Editor of A New New Testament
Tony Burke, York University, Author of Secret Scriptures Revealed: A New Introduction to the Christian Apocrypha
S23-123: Gospel of Luke
Joint Session With: Gospel of Luke, Christian Apocrypha
11/23/2014 ~ 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Theme: In memory of François Bovon
Mikeal Parsons, Baylor University, Presiding
David Warren, Faulkner University: "A Biographical Sketch of François Bovon"
Brent Landau, University of Texas at Austin: "Blurred Lines: Apocryphal Additions to New Testament Manuscripts"
Claire Clivaz, Université de Lausanne: "NT manuscripts as «beyond categories» objects : thinking about the death of Jesus as object of reprobation"
Andrew Gregory, University of Oxford: "Useful for the soul? In dialogue with François Bovon on the early reception of Luke"
Michal Beth Dinkler, Yale Divinity School: "'The Thoughts of Many Hearts Shall Be Revealed': Listening in on Lucan Interior Monologues"
S24-111: Christian Apocrypha
11/24/2014 ~ 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Theme: The Cultural Context(s) of the Christian Apocrypha
J.K. Elliott, University of Leeds, Presiding
Petri Luomanen, University of Helsinki: "Judaism and anti-Judaism in the Protoevangelium of James, the Infancy Gospel of Thomas and the Gospel of Pseudo-Matthew"
Eugenia Constantinou, University of San Diego: "Holy of Holies! The Amazing and Impossible Life of Mary as told in the Apocrypha of the Christian East"
Lorne R. Zelyck and Joseph Sanzo, University of Alberta: "What is P.Berol. 11710: Amulet, Apocryphal Gospel, Biblical Elaboration?"
Dominique Côté, Université d'Ottawa – University of Ottawa: "Magic, Necromancy, and Theurgy in the Pseudo-Clementines" Michael Zeddies, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor: "More Evidence Origen Wrote To Theodore"