SBL 2003

Sessions and Papers related to Johannine Literature
presented at the
Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature
Atlanta, Georgia - November 22-25, 2003

[See the complete Online Program Book from the official SBL website. - no longer online]

Sessions Sponsored by
the Johannine Literature Section:

S23-12 (Sunday, Nov. 23, 9:00 - 11:30 AM)

Theme: Johannine Community

Presiding: Colleen Conway, Seton Hall University

Paul N. Anderson, George Fox Univeristy
A Historical Outline of Johannine Christianity-A Longitudinal Consideration of the Dialectical Johannine Situation (20 min)

Lance Richey, Conception Seminary College
Neither Jew nor Roman: The Double Alienation of the Johannine Community and its Sectarian Implications (20 min)

Heerak Christian Kim, University of Cambridge
"An Agenda for Inclusive Ingathering: A Case for a Christian Milieu for the Gospel of John" (20 min)

Jane S. Webster, Barton College
Eating and Drinking in the Johannine Community (20 min)

Urban C. Von Wahlde, Loyola University Chicago
“The Scriptural Warrant for God’s Abiding Protection of the Johannine Community in the High Priestly Prayer: A New Reading” (20 min)

S24-114 (Monday, Nov. 24, 4:00 - 6:30 PM)

Theme: Globalization

Presiding: Francisco Lozada Jr., University of the Incarnate Word

Warren Carter, St Paul School of Theology
John's Community, Rome, and Eternal Life (20 min)

Yak-hwee Tan, Trinity Theological College, Singapore
Caught in "Two Worlds": A Perspective of the Johannine Community (20 min)

R. Jackson Painter, Simpson College
"For God so loved the world…": The Global Implications of Salvation and Mission in the Gospel of John (20 min)

Mary Rose D'angelo, University of Notre Dame
"I have seen the Lord": Visionary Form in John 20:14-18 and Rev 1:9-19 and the Resurrection Appearances (20 min)

Leeann Ahern, Saint Paul School of Theology
Opening Our Eyes to the Intertextual Function of John's Isaian References in John 12:37-43 (20 min)

Call for Papers (from December 2002)

Two sessions are planned for the Johannine Literature Section.
The first session invites proposals concerning the construction of the Johannine community.
The second session invites proposals under the topic of globalization and mission: universality versus particularity.
Papers on other topics are also welcome.
Anyone interested in presenting a paper should submit a proposal online (

In addition, all proposals should be sent to:

Adele Reinhartz, Dean of Graduate Studies and Research
Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3C5
(0) 519/884-1970 ext. 3324, (F) 519/884-1020, (E)

and to

Francisco Lozada, Jr., Chair, University of the Incarnate Word
Box 328, 4301 Broadway, San Antonio, TX
(0) 210/283-5051, (F) 210/829-3880, (E)

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