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Scripture and the Passions
  • David Priddy, Wake Forest University – Satiating and Starving the Yahwistic Imagination: The Weaponization of Food in the Elijah Cycle
  • Michael Carlson, Yale Divinity School – The Violence of Shame: Sexuality and Luke 17:21 in Craig Thompson’s graphic novel Blankets
  • Sunil Kumar Yadav, University of Chicago Divinity SchoolMangalasutta: A Buddhist Blessing Persecuting Muslims in Myanmar

Respondent: Peter Ochs, Department of Religious Studies


Scripture and the State
  • Khadeega Kamaleldeen Yousef Mohammad Ga‘far, American University of Cairo
  • Ben Dillon, Duke University – Squelching the Double Vision: Hobbes’s Subversion of Sola Scriptura
  • Meg Stapleton Smith, Yale Divinity School – Vision of Hope: Scripture in the Context of the Salvadoran Civil War

Respondent: Shankar Nair, Department of Religious Studies


Scripture and Subversion
  • Valerie Landfair, Regent School of Divinity – An African-American Pentecostal Reading of Hagar: Through the Aesthetics of Silence and the Politics of Recognition
  • Mark James, University of Virginia – Origen, Power, and the Naturalness of Names
  • Ezra Blaustein, University of Chicago Divinity School – The Hermeneutics of an Outsider: Torah, New Testament, and Quran in Simon Duran’s Bow and Shield
  • Ardaine Gooden, Howard University School of Divinity – Male Violence: A Biblical Exploration of Male Rape and Sexual Assault

Respondent: Maurice Wallace, Department of English


 Scripture - Who's In? Who's Out?
  • Mitchell Chillcot, Duke Divinity School – (De)weaponizing Scripture at Qumran
  • Matthew Goldstone, New York University – Three Models of Wielding Lev. 19:17 in Antiquity
  • Christine Landau, University of Virginia – In the interests of peace:  Jews, gentiles and land management in Mishnah Peah
  • Evan Anhorn, Boston University – Revealed Words and Subjunctive Worlds: The Uncreated Qur’an and the Order Transforming Power of God’s Speech

Respondent: Elizabeth Shanks Alexander, Department of Religious Studies


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