Monday, June 01, 2015

SBL Program Book

NOW ONLINE: Society of Biblical Literature 2015 Annual Meeting. Searchable too. I am presenting a paper in the following session:
S21-336 Mysticism, Esotericism, and Gnosticism in Antiquity; Religious Experience in Antiquity
Joint Session With:
Mysticism, Esotericism, and Gnosticism in Antiquity, Religious Experience in Antiquity
4:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Room TBD - Hotel TBD

Theme: Revisiting Shamanism

Celia Deutsch, Barnard College, Presiding
April D. DeConick, Rice University
Shamanism and Gnostic Ritual (25 min)
James R. Davila, University of St. Andrews
Hekhalot Mysticism and Jewish Shamanism: Where Do We Stand Now? (25 min)
Jeffrey Pettis, Fordham University
Shamans in the Desert: Mark 1.12-13 Jesus and the Spirit World (25 min)
Pieter F Craffert, University of South Africa
Shamanism As A Cross-Cultural Interpretive Tool: Jesus, Paul And Early Christianity (25 min)
Dan Merkur, Respondent (20 min)
Michael Winkelman, Arizona State University, Respondent (20 min)
Discussion (10 min)
The paper abstracts are available in the Program Book and I have also posted mine here.