2002-03 Membership News

Recent Books:

Cousland, Robert. The Crowds in the Gospel of Matthew. NTSup 102. Leiden/New York: E. J. Brill, 2002.

Cummins, S. A. (Tony). Paul and the Crucified Christ in Antioch: Maccabean Martyrdom and Galatians 1 and 2. SNTSMS 114. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001.

Di Tommaso, Lorenzo. A Bibliography of Pseudepigrapha Research, 1850-1999. JSPSup 39. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 2001.

Duhaime, Jean, with Anthony J. Blasi and Paul-André Turcotte, eds. Handbook of Early Christianity: Social Science Approaches. Walnut Creek: AltaMira Press, 2002.

Gilmour, Michael. The Significance of Parallels Between 2 Peter and Other Early Christian Literature. Academia Biblica 10. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature/Leiden: E. J. Brill, 2002.

Hiebert, Robert J. V., Claude E. Cox and Peter J. Gentry, eds. The Old Greek Psalter: Studies in Honour of Albert Pietersma. JSOTSup 332. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 2001.

Hobbs, T. Raymond. L’arte della Guerra nella Bibbia. Rome: Piemme, 1997 (Italian translation of A Time for War: A Study of Warfare in the Old Testament [OTS 3. Wilmington: Michael Glazier, 1989]).

Humphrey, Edith M., with the Primate’s Theological Commissioners, ACC. Longing for God: Anglicans Talk about Revelation, Nature, Culture and Authority, Toronto: ABC Publishing, 2001.

_____, with the Primate’s Theological Commissioners, ACC. Turning to God: Anglicans Talk about Sin, Grace and the Christian Life. Toronto: ABC Publishing, 2002.

Kessler, John. The Book of Haggai: Prophecy and Society in Early Persian Yehud. VTSup 91. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 2002.

LeMarquand, Grant, ed. Anglican and Episcopal History 71/2 (2002): “Essays on the Anglican Church in the Sudan.”

Levy, Barry. Fixing God’s Torah: The Accuracy of the Bible Text in Rabbinic Law. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001.

Long, V. P., G. J. Wenham and D. W. Baker, eds., Windows into Old Testament History: Evidence, Argument and the Crisis of “Biblical Israel”. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2002.

Maier, Harry O. Apocalypse Recalled: The Book of Revelation after Christendom. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2002.

_____. The Social Setting of the Ministry as Reflected in the Writings of Hermas, Clement and Ignatius. Reprinted as ESCJ 12. Waterloo: Wilfred Laurier University Press, 2002.

Pummer, Reinhard. Early Christian Authors on Samaritans and Samaritanism: Texts, Translations and Commentary. Texts and Studies in Ancient Judaism 92. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2002.

Reimer, Andy M. Miracle and Magic: A Study in the Acts of the Apostles and the Life of Apollonius of Tyana. JSNTSup 235. London: Sheffield Academic Press, 2002.

Reinhartz, Adele, with Paula Fredriksen, eds. Jesus, Judaism and Anti-Judaism: Reading the New Testament After the Holocaust. Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2002.

Richards, William. Difference and Distance in Post-Pauline Christianity: An Epistolary Analysis of the Pastorals. Studies in Biblical Literature 44. New York/Bern/Berlin/Bruxelles/Frankfurt/Oxford/Wien: Peter Lang, 2002.

Richardson, Peter. City and Sanctuary: Religion and Architecture in the Roman Near East. London: SCM, 2002.

Rilett Wood, Joyce. Amos in Song and Book Culture. JSOTSup 337. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 2002.

Runions, Erin. Changing Subjects: Gender, Nation and Future in Micah. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 2002.

Scobie, Charles H. H. The Ways of Our God: An Approach to Biblical Theology. Grand Rapids/Cambridge: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2003.

Spilsbury, Paul. The Throne, the Lamb and the Dragon. A Reader’s Guide to the Book of Revelation. Downer’s Grove: Intervarsity Press, 2002.

Van Seters, John. A Law Book for the Diaspora: Revision in the Study of the Covenant Code. New York: Oxford University Press, 2003.


Recent Articles, Chapters, Conference Proceedings:

Ascough, Richard S. “Greco-Roman Philosophic, Religious and Voluntary Associations.” In Community Formation in the Early Church and the Church Today. Ed. Richard N. Longenecker, 3-24. Peabody: Hendrickson, 2002.
_____. “Chaos Theory and Paul’s Organizational Leadership Style.” Journal of Religious Leadership 1/2 (2002): 21-43.
_____. “Designing for Online Distance Education: Putting Pedagogy Before Technology.” Teaching Theology and Religion 5/1 (2002): 17-29.

Beck, Roger. “History into Fiction: The Metamorphoses of the Mithras Myths.” Ancient Narrative 1 (2001/2002): 283-300.

Bertone, John A. “A. B. Simpson and the Experience of Glossolalia: ‘To Seek or Not to Seek, To Forbid or Not to Forbid?’” http://online.cbccts.ca/alliancestudies/ (Nov. 5, 2001).

Cousland, Robert. “Dionysus Theomachos?: Echoes of the Bacchae in 3 Maccabees.” Biblica 82 (2001): 539-48.

Culley, Robert C. “The Kingship of Yahweh Psalms.” In Reading Communities Reading Scripture: Essays in Honor of Daniel Patte. Ed. G. Phillips and N. Duran, 258-70. Harrisburg: Trinity Press, 2000.

Duhaime, Jean. “‘Le temps des guerres de tes mains’. Étude intertextuelle de 1QM xi 1-12.” In En ce temps-là . . . Conceptions et expériences bibliques du temps. Ed. M. Gourgues and M. Talbot. Sciences bibliques 10, 67-87. Montréal: Médiaspaul, 2002.
_____. “Un messie moderne, Sun Myung Moon.” In Figures et quêtes messianiques. Ed. M. Beaudin, F. Nault and G. R. St-Arnaud, 87-104. Montréal: Fides, 2002.

Ehrlich, Carl S. “Die Suche nach Gat und die neuen Ausgrabungen auf Tell es-Safi.” In Kein Land für sich allein: Studien zum Kulturkontakt in Kanaan, Israel/Palästina und Ebirnari für Manfred Weippert zum 65. Geburtstag. Ed. E. A. Knauf and U. Hübner. OBO 186, 56-69. Fribourg: Universitätsverlag, 2002.

Fox, Kenneth A. “Two Recent Commentaries on First Corinthians - A Review Article,” Themelios 27/3 (2002): 23-27.

Gilmour, Michael. “They Refused Jesus Too: A Biblical Paradigm in the Writing of Bob Dylan.” Journal of Religion and Popular Culture 1 (2002): http://www.usask.ca/relst/jrpc.

Hobbs, T. Raymond. “The Political Jesus Revisited: Discipleship and Disengagement.” In The Social Setting of Jesus and the Gospels. Ed. Wolfgang Stegemann, Bruce Malina and Gerd Theissen, 251-82. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2002.

Humphrey, Edith M. “The Enigma of the Yoke: Declining in Parables.” In The Lost Coin: Parables of Women, Work and Wisdom. Ed. Mary Ann Beavis, 268-286. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 2002.
_____. “Ambivalent Apocalypse: Apocalyptic Rhetoric and Intertextuality in 2 Corinthians.” In The Intertexture of Apocalyptic Discourse in the New Testament. Ed. Duane F. Watson. SBL Symposium Series, 113-35. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2002.

Jeal, Roy R. “Rhetorical Argumentation in the Letter to the Ephesians.” In Rhetorical Argumentation in Biblical Texts. Ed. Anders Eriksson, Thomas H. Olbricht and Walter Übelacker, 310-24. Harrisburg: Trinity Press International, 2002.
_____. “An Unusual Christology: The Exalted Christ in Ephesians.” In Currents in Biblical and Theological Dialogue. Ed. John K. Stafford, 69-88. Winnipeg: St. John’s College, 2002.

Kloppenborg, John S. “Goulder and the New Paradigm: A Critical Appreciation of Michael Goulder on the Synoptic Problem.” In The Gospels According to Michael Goulder: A North American Response. Ed. Christopher Rollston, 29-59. Harrisburg: Trinity Press International, 2002.
_____. “Egyptian Viticultural Practices and the Citation of Isa 5:1-7 in Mark 12:1-9.” NovT 44 (2002): 134-159.

Knoppers, Gerald Neil. “The Davidic Genealogy in Chronicles: Some Contextual Considerations from the Ancient Mediterranean World.” Transeuphratène 22 (2001): 35-50.
_____. “An Achaemenid Authorization of the Torah in Yehud?” In Persia and Torah: The Theory of Imperial Authorization of the Pentateuch. Ed. James W. Watts. SBL Symposium Series, 115-34. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2001.
_____, with Paul B. Harvey. “Omitted and Remaining Matters: On the Names Given to the Book of Chronicles in Antiquity.” JBL 121 (2002): 227-43.

LeMarquand, Grant. “Editorial: ‘Death Has Come to Reveal the Faith’: Stories and Studies from the Sudan.” Anglican & Episcopal History 71/2 (2002): 147-49.
_____. “A Tribute to Marc Nikkel, Missionary to the Sudan 1950-2000.” Anglican & Episcopal History 71/2 (2002): 242-47.
_____. “‘Faith in Sudan’: Recent Work on the History and Theology of Christianity in the Sudan.” Anglican & Episcopal History 71/2 (2002): 248-61.
_____. “From Creation to New Creation: The Mission of God in the Biblical Story.” In Waging Reconciliation: God’s Mission in a Time of Globalization and Crisis. Ed. Ian Douglas, 9-34. New York: Church Publishing, 2002.

Leske, Adrian M. “Matthew 6.25-34: Human Anxiety and the Natural World.” In The Earth Story in the New Testament. Ed. Norman C. Habel and Vicky Balabanski. The Earth Bible 5, 15-27. Cleveland: Pilgrim Press, 2002.

Maier, Harry O. “There’s a New World Coming! Reading Revelation in the Shadow of the Rockies.” In The Earth Story in the New Testament. Ed. Norman C. Habel and Vicky Balabanski. The Earth Bible 5, 166-79. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 2002.

Mattila, Sharon Lea. “Ben Sira and the Stoics: A Reexamination of the Evidence.” JBL 119 (2000): 473-501.

Mitchell, Christine. “Transformations in Meaning: Solomon’s Accession in Chronicles.” JHS 4 (2002): http://purl.org/jhs.

Pummer, Reinhard. “The Samaritan Ketubba and Deed of Divorce.” In The Samaritans. Ed. Ephraim Stern and Hanan Eshel, 648-660 (Hebrew). Jerusalem: Yad Ben-Zvi Press, Israel Antiquities Authority, Staff Officer for Archaeology, Civil Administration for Judea and Samaria, 2002.

Reinhartz, Adele. “Oscar Cullmann und sein Beitrag zur Johannes-Forschung.” Trans. Esther Koebel. TZ 57 (2002): 221-31.
_____, with Paula Fredriksen. “Introduction.” In Jesus, Judaism and Anti-Judaism: Reading the New Testament After the Holocaust. Ed. Paula Fredriksen and Adele Reinhartz, 1-7. Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2002.
_____. “The Gospel of John: How ‘the Jews’ Become Part of the Plot.” In Jesus, Judaism and Anti-Judaism: Reading the New Testament After the Holocaust. Ed. Paula Fredriksen and Adele Reinhartz, 99-116. Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2002.
_____. “The Colonized as Colonizer: A Postcolonial Reading of the Gospel of John.” In Postcolonialism and John. Ed. Jeffrey Staley and R. S. Sugirtharajah, 170-92. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 2002.
_____. “The ‘Bride’ in John 3.29: A Feminist Rereading.” In The Lost Coin: Parables of Women Work and Wisdom. Ed. Mary Ann Beavis, 230-41. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 2002.
_____. “The Old Testament/Hebrew Bible and the Apocrypha.” In The Biblical World. Ed. John Barton, 15-27. London: Routledge, 2002.

Remus, Harold. “Health and Illness.” In Encyclopedia of Christianity. Ed. Erwin Faulbusch et al., vol. 2, 504-05. Leiden: E. J. Brill/Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2001.
_____. “Between the Lines.” Poem with prose account of its origins. Journal for the Feminist Study of Religion 17/2 (2001): 127-30.
_____. “Magic.” In The New Dictionary of Pastoral Studies. Ed. Wesley Carr et al., 207-09. London: SPCK, 2002.
_____. “Persecution.” In Handbook of Early Christianity: Social Science Approaches. Ed. Anthony Blasi, Jean Duhaime and Paul-André Turcotte, 431-52. Walnut Creek: AltaMira Press, 2002.

Richardson, Peter. “What has Cana to do with Capernaum?” NTS 48 (2002): 314-31.
_____. “Judaism and Christianity in Corinth after Paul: Texts and Material Evidence.” In Pauline Conversations in Context: Essays in Honor of Calvin J. Roetzel. Ed. Janice Cappel Anderson, Philip Sellew and Claudia Setzer, 42-66. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 2002.
_____. “Building a synodos . . . and a place of their own.” In Models of Ministry: Community Formation in the New Testament, the Ante-Nicene Fathers and the Church Today. Ed. Richard N. Longencker, 36-56. Peabody: Hendrickson, 2002.
_____, with Douglas Edward. “Jesus and Palestinian Social Protest: Archaeo-logical and Literary Perspectives.” In Handbook of Early Christianity: Social Science Approaches. Ed. Anthony J. Blasi, Jean Duhaime and Paul-André Turcotte, 246-66. Walnut Creek: AltaMira Press, 2002.

Runions, Erin. “Why Girls Cry: Gender Melancholia and Sexual Violence in Boys Don’t Cry and Ezekiel 16.” In Screening Scripture: Intertextual Connections Between Scripture and Film. Ed. George Aichele and Richard Walsh, 188-212. Harrisburg: Trinity International Press, 2002.
_____. “Violence and the Economy of Desire in Ezekiel 16:1-45.” In A Feminist Companion to Daniel and the Prophets. Ed. Athalya Brenner. Feminist Companion to the Bible, Second Series, 156-69. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 2001.

Sandys-Wunsch, John. “The Influence of Jewish Mysticism on Renaissance Biblical Interpretation.” In Mysticism: Select Essays (Sahadat Festschrift). Ed. Melchior Mbonipa, Guy Bonneau and Kenneth-Roy Bonin, 47-69. Sudbury: Editions Glopro.

Schuller, Eileen. “Response to ‘Patriarchs Who Worry about Their Wives: A Haggadic Tendency in the Genesis Apocryphon.’” In George W. E. Nickelsburg in Perspective: An Ongoing Dialogue Learning. Ed. Jacob Neusner and Alan J. Avery-Peck, 200-12. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 2002.
_____, with Moshe Bernstein. “4Q371-373, Narrative and Poetic Composi-tion.” In Qumran Cave 4, Narrative and Biblical Interpretation. DJD XXXVIII, 151-99. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2001.

Van Seters, John. “The Geography of the Exodus.” In The Land That I Will Show You: Essays on the History and Archaeology of the Ancient Near East in Honor of J. Maxwell Miller. Ed. J. A. Dearman and M. P. Graham. JSOTSup 343, 255-76. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 2001.
_____. “The Silence of Dinah (Genesis 34).” In Jacob: A Plural Commentary of Gen. 25-36. Mélanges offerts à Albert de Pury. Ed. J.-D. Macchi and T. Römer, 239-47. Geneva: Labor et Fides, 2001.
_____. “Moses.” In The Biblical World. 2 vols. Ed. John Barton, 2.194-207. London: Routledge, 2002.
_____. “Historiography in Ancient Israel.” In The Blackwell Companion to Western Historical Thought. Ed. L. Kamer and S. Maza, 15-34. Oxford: Blackwell, 2002.


Appointments, Promotions, Awards, Honors:

Ascough, Richard S. Tenure and promotion to Associate Professor, Queen’s Theological College.
_____. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Standard Research Grant.
_____. Queen’s University Chancellor’s Research Award.
_____. Canadian Society of Biblical Studies Norman E. Wagner Award.
_____. Queen’s University Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Braun, Willi. Appointed to the Aid to Scholarly Publications Committee of the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Chambers, Stephen. Assistant Professor of Exegetical Theology, Concordia Lutheran Seminary (August 15, 2002).

Chartrand-Burke, Tony. 12-month contract position (terminating July 2003) in Mediterranean Religions, Wilfrid Laurier University.

Cousland, Robert. Associate Professor, University of British Columbia (July 2002).

Cummins, S. A. (Tony). Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Trinity Western University (July 2003).

Ehrlich, Carl S. Coordinator of the Religious Studies Programme at York University (three-year term beginning in 2002).

Fox, Kenneth A. Assistant Professor of New Testament, Alliance Biblical Seminary.

Humphrey, Edith M. Associate Professor of New Testament Studies, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary (August 2002).

Hurd, John C. D. D. degree from Trinity College (May 14, 2002).

Idestrom, Rebecca G. S. Granted tenure and promoted to Associate Professor of Biblical Studies, Tyndale Seminary (July 1st, 2003).

Kloppenborg, John S. Full Professor, Department/Centre for the Study of Religion, University of Toronto.

Knoppers, Gerald Neil. Professor of Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies, Religious Studies and Jewish Studies, Penn State University.

LeMarquand, Grant. Promoted to Associate Professor of Biblical Studies and Mission, Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry.

MacDonald, Margaret Y. Member of the Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas (2002).

Maier, Harry O. Father Eddo Gatto Chair in Christianity and Culture, St Francis Xavier University (Sept.-Dec. 2003).
_____. Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, University of Heidelberg (January-July 2004).

Mattila, Sharon Lea. The Lady Davis Doctoral Fellowship.
_____. Visiting Research Fellow of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
_____. Associate Research Fellow of the W. F. Albright Institute of Archaeo-logical Research, Jerusalem.

McLaughlin, John L. Old Testament Book Review Editor, Toronto Journal of Theology.
_____. The Luce Consultation on Theological Scholarship.

Middleton, J. Richard. Associate Professor of Biblical Studies, Roberts Welseyan College (January 2001).

Mitchell, Christine. Professor of Hebrew Scriptures, St. Andrew’s College.

Muir, Steven. Assistant Professor of Religion, Concordia University College of Alberta.

Racine, Jean-François. Assistant Professor of New Testament, Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley.

Reinhartz, Adele. Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, Wilfrid Laurier University.
_____. Professor (Tenured), Department of Religion and Culture, Wilfrid Laurier University.
_____. Finalist, National Jewish Book Awards, for Befriending the Beloved Disciple: A Jewish Reading of the Gospel of John. New York: Continuum, 2001.

Runions, Erin. Term Assistant Professor, Barnard College.

Schuller, Eileen. Delivered the John Albert Hall Lectures, Centre for Studies in Religion and Society, University of Victoria, October 2002.

Shantz, Colleen. Assistant Professor of New Testament, Faculty of Theology, University of St. Michael’s College (August, 2003).

Trites, Allison A. Retired as the Payzant Distinguished Professor of Biblical Studies after 37 years of teaching the New Testament at Acadia Divinity College and Acadia University (1965-2002).
_____. Sessional Lecturer in New Testament, Atlantic School of Theology (Fall Term, 2002).
_____. Board of Governors, Atlantic Baptist University (2002-2005).
_____. Chair of the Grants Committee, Churches’ Council on Theological Education: An Ecumenical Foundation, Toronto (1998-2002); appointed to the Executive, CCTE, November 2002.

Van Seters, John. Foreign Research Fellow, National Research Foundation, South Africa, August-September, 2002.
_____. Van Selms Memorial Lecture: “The Covenant Code and the Babylonian Legal Tradition: What’s the Connection?” University of Stellenbosch (September, 2002).

Wevers, John. Honouree at a reception of the International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies, Toronto (Nov. 25, 2002).


Dissertations Completed:

Johnson, Lee A. “The Epistolary Apostle: Paul’s Response to the Challenge of the Corinthian Community.” Ph.D., University of St. Michael’s College, 2002.

LeMarquand, Grant. “An Issue of Relevance: A Comparative Study of the Story of the Bleeding Woman (Mk 5:25-34; Mt 9:20-22; Lk 8:43-48) in North Atlantic and African Contexts.” Th.D., Wycliffe College / Toronto School of Theology / University of Toronto, 2002.


Research in Progress:

Ascough, Richard S. Recruitment, Conversion and Adherence Among Voluntary Associations in Antiquity.

Bertone, John A. Ph.D. Dissertation at the University of St. Michael’s College: “The Law of the Spirit”: Experience of the Spirit and Displacement of the Law in Romans 8:1-16.

Calvert-Koyzis, Nancy. Paul, Power and Monotheism.
_____. Abraham, Monotheism and Paul’s Letter to the Romans.
_____. Abraham in Early Jewish Tradition.
_____. Textbook introducing a variety of types of early Jewish literature.

Chartrand-Burke, Tony. Jesus and the Teacher: A Christian Response to the Formation of the Rabbinate?

Culley, Robert C. Monograph: The complaint psalms as traditional language.

Cummins, S. A. (Tony). Jesus in the NT Gospels and leading figures in OT Apocryphal narratives.
_____. Theological hermeneutics.
_____. Gospel of John.

Damm, Alexander. Ancient Rhetoric and the Synoptic Problem.

Duhaime, Jean. The War texts from Qumran.

Hobbs, T. Raymond. Aspects of war and peace in the Ancient Near East.

Humphrey, Edith M. Studies of revival, resurrection, assumption and ascension motifs in the NT.
_____. A popular study of spirituality, provisionally entitled: Intimacy and Ecstasy.

Idestrom, Rebecca G. S. Women as Biblical Interpreters.

Jeal, Roy R. Socio-Rhetorical interpretation of lectionary texts.
_____. Socio-Rhetorical interpretation of Colossians and Philemon.
_____. Rhetoric and moral discourse in NT texts.

Kloppenborg, John S. James.
_____. Associations in Antiquity.
_____. Viticulture and the Parable of the Tenants.

LeMarquand, Grant. Article on “Refugee Exegesis: Reading the Bible in Sudan in a Time of War.”
_____. Editing the letters of Marc Nikkel, missionary in Sudan, 1980-2000.

Maier, Harry O. “De/colonizing Jesus: New Testament Christologies Against the Backdrop of the Roman Empire.”
_____. Silence, Rhetoric and Episcopal Power in Ignatius of Antioch.

Mattila, Sharon Lea. Dissertation: “The Socioeconomic Context of the Historical Jesus: An Interdisciplinary Analysis.”

McLaughlin, John L. The Parables of Jesus (under contract for Novalis Press).
_____. Ancient Israelite Religion.

Middleton, J. Richard. Commentary on 1 & 2 Samuel for the Abingdon Old Testament Commentary.

Mitchell, Christine. A Bakhtinian understanding of biblical genres.

Muir, Steven. Domestic religion and religious rivalries in the Greco-Roman world.

Richardson, Peter. Building Jewish (collection of essays/publications).

Sandys-Wunsch, John. History of Biblical Interpretation from 1500.

Schuller, Eileen. Hymns, Prayers and Liturgies in the Dead Sea Scrolls, Vol. 4 in the Literature of the Dead Sea Scrolls Series, Routledge Press.

Trites, Allison A. Commentary on Luke’s Gospel for the New Living Translation.
_____. Study Notes on the Book of Acts for the New Living Translation.

Van Seters, John. Monograph: Editing the Bible.

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