John – Jesus – History

A program unit of the Society of Biblical Literature


Sessions of the "John-Jesus-History Consultation"
Held at the Annual Meetings of the SBL (2002–2004):


2002 - Toronto, Canada

Welcome and Introduction - Tom Thatcher (5-10 min.)

Bob Kysar - The De-Historicizing of John (summary; 10 min.)
     Respondent 1 - Marianne Thompson (10 min.)
     Respondent 2 - Harry Attridge (10 min.)
     Group Discussion - Jaime Clark-Soles, moderator (20 min.)

Paula Fredriksen - The De-Johannification of Jesus (summary; 10 min.)
     Respondent 1 - Jack Verheyden (10 min.)
     Respondent 2 - Mark Powell (10 min.)
     Group Discussion - Mary Coloe, moderator (20 min.)

General Discussion / Open Forum - Felix Just, moderator (25 min.)

Getting a Sense of the Meeting - Paul Anderson (15 min.)


2003 - Atlanta, Georgia

S22-106 (Saturday, Nov. 22, 4:00 - 6:30 PM)

Tom Thatcher, Cincinnati Bible College and Seminary - Welcome and Introduction (10 min.)

Paul N. Anderson, George Fox Univeristy - John, Jesus, and History: The Relevance of the Question (15 min.)

Colleen Conway, Seton Hall University - New Historicism and the Historical Jesus in John: Friends or Foes? (15 min.)

Andrew T. Lincoln, Cheltenham & Gloucester College, England - "We Know That His Testimony is True": Johannine Truth Claims and Historicity (15 min.)

D. Moody Smith, Duke University Divinity School - John a Source for Jesus? (15 min.)

Discussion (60 min.)


2004 - San Antonio, Texas

S21-16 (Sunday, Nov. 21, 9:00 - 11:30 AM; in Room #214A - San Antonio Convention Center)

Theme: History, Tradition, Theology: The Challenge of the Johannine Literature

Welcome and Announcements - Tom Thatcher, Cincinnati Christian University (5 min.)
Presiding - Jaime Clark-Soles, Perkins School of Theology (5 min.)

John Painter, Charles Sturt University, History and Theology in the Johannine Literature (20 min.)

Adele Reinhartz, Wilfrid Laurier University, Exclusion, Expulsion, Desertion: The Rhetoric of Separation in the Gospel of John (20 min.)

Gilbert Van Belle, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, John's Literary Unity and the Problem of Historicity (20 min.)

D. A. Carson, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, The Challenge of the Balkanization of Johannine Studies (20 min.)

Break (10 min.)

Discussion - D. Moody Smith, Duke University Divinity School, Presiding (35 min.)

Getting a Sense of the Session: Leading Questions - Paul Anderson, George Fox University (15 min.)


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For questions about the John-Jesus-History Group, please contact the Chair of the Steering Committee:
Prof. Tom Thatcher, Cincinnati Christian University, tom.thatcher--at--ccuniversity.edu

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