EDITH M. HUMPHREY
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
2002-present Professor of New Testament Studies, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary,
Professor of Scripture, Augustine College, Ottawa, Acting Dean in 2001-2:
“Reading the Scriptures,” “Jesus and the Gospels,” “Biblical Text and Commentary”
2000-2002 Sessional Lecturer, Carleton University, Ottawa:
“Introduction to the Early History of Christianity, Islam and Judaism,”
“From Christ to Constantine,"
“The History and Literature of Early Christianity,”
Lecturer, “Foundations of Christian Spirituality,” St. Paul University, Ottawa
Lecturer, “The Biblical Roots of Christian Spirituality,” Continuing Theological Education, Presbyterian College, McGill University, Montréal
1999-2000 Sessional Lecturer, “Exegesis and Interpretation,” Regent College, Vancouver
Lecturer, “The Thought and Writings of Paul,” Carleton University, Ottawa
Lecturer, “Old Testament Introduction,” St. Paul University, Ottawa
1998-1999 Lecturer, “Religion et culture au Canada,”
University of Ottawa
Lecturer, “The Corinthian Correspondence” and “Reading Daniel,” Tyndale Seminary (Ottawa and Toronto campuses)
Sessional Lecturer, “New Testament Foundations,” Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry, Ambridge, PA.
Lecturer, “Introduction à l’ancien testament,” University of Ottawa
Sessional Lecturer, “The Thought and Writings of Paul,” Carleton University
Lecturer, “New Testament Theology and History” and “Introduction to the Apocalypse,” Tyndale Seminary (Ottawa campus)
1997 Lecturer, “Jesus and Apocalyptic,” Wycliffe College, Toronto School of Theology, University of Toronto
Lecturer, “Jesus and Apocalypse,” Regent College, Vancouver
1996-97 Sessional Lecturer, “The Bible and Western Culture,” Faculty of Religious Studies, McGill University
Lecturer, “Introduction to the Apocalypse,” Regent College, Vancouver
Lecturer, “Introduction au nouveau testament,” University of Ottawa
1995-96 Lecturer, “Introduction to the Old Testament,” St. Paul University, Ottawa
1994-95 Lecturer, “Introduction to the Apocalypse,” Wycliffe College, Toronto School of Theology
Sessional Lecturer, “The Bible in Western Culture,” McGill University, Montreal
1993-94 Lecturer, “Introduction to the New Testament,” Carleton University, Ottawa
Sessional Lecturer, “The Religion of Ancient Israel,” McGill University
1992-93 Sessional Lecturer, “Modern Christian Thought” and “Introduction to Christianity I and II,” Bishop's University, Lennoxville, Québec
1991-92 Sessional lecturer, “The Religion of Ancient Israel,” McGill University
Co-lecturer, “Introduction to the Synoptic Gospels” and “Major Motifs in New Testament Theology,” McGill University
1990-91 Sessional lecturer, “The Religion of Ancient Israel,” McGill University
Instructor for extension course, “Between the Testaments,” Diocesan College, Montreal
1988-90 Teaching Assistant, McGill University: “The Bible and Western Culture,” “Introduction to the New Testament,” “Jesus of Nazareth”
1986-87 Sessional lecturer, “New Testament Interpretation,” McGill University
1984-85 Teaching Assistant, “New Testament Interpretation,” McGill University
1984-91: Ph.D. (New Testament and Christian Origins); McGill University, Faculty of Religious Studies
Dissertation: “The Ladies and the Cities: Transformation and Apocalyptic Identity in Joseph and Aseneth, 4 Ezra, the Apocalypse and The Shepherd of Hermas.”
Advisor: Dr. Donna Runnalls
1. New Testament (Major)
2. Old Testament (Minor)
3. Intensive Examinations: the Apocalypse of John and translation/exegesis of New Testament
Languages: French, German, Greek
[The Ph.D. degree was awarded with the notation of “excellent.”]
1982-84: Course work in M. A. program and research/preparation of thesis proposal on the “Transfiguration of Jesus in the New Testament,” Faculty of Religious Studies, McGill University
[Early promotion to Ph.D. program following completion of M.A. courses, on the basis of academic record]
* Three children were born during the period 1982-89
1972-76: B.A. Four-year degree, Victoria University, Toronto.
English and Classics. [Honours List]
1973-74: A.R.C.T. Piano Degree, Performer’s, Royal Conservatory of Toronto.[First Class Honours]
Steering Committee, SBL: Paul’s Theology and 2 Corinthians Seminar since 2006
Steering Committee, SBL: Biblical Hermeneutics Seminar since 2004
Commission on Ministry, Pittsburgh Diocese, Episcopal Church, since 2003
Society of Biblical Literature, 1992-2004
Steering Committee, SBL Rhetoric and New Testament Section since 2003
Member of the Scripture and Hermeneutics Seminar, Boston and Oxford, 2002 and 2004
Member of the Future of Anglican Consultation, Oxford, June 2002.
Theologian for the Essentials Consultation, Anglican Church of Canada, 1999-2007
Canadian Society of Biblical Studies, 1984-2004; executive 1998-2001
Canadian Evangelical Theological Association, 1987-2003; executive 1998-2000
Primate’s Theological Commission, ACC, active 1996-2001, consultative 2001-2004
Theological Commission for New Westminster Diocese 1999-2001, ACC
1991 Governor General's Gold Medal
1985-87 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Doctoral Fellowship
McGill Major Fellowship declined
1984 Joachim Jeremias Essay Prize (Canadian Society of Biblical Studies)
1975 Joseph Wesley MacCallum Scholarship, and Lincoln Hutton Scholarship, Victoria University, University of Toronto
ADMINISTRATIVE AND OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE
2001-2002 Acting Dean, Augustine College, Ottawa
1999-2002 Music Director, Organist, St. George’s Anglican Church, Ottawa
1998-2001 Programme Coordinator, Canadian Society of Biblical Studies
1995-96 Member of the Development Council for “Book
of Two Thousand Tongues,”
a project of the Canadian Bible Society
1973-2002 Private Music Instructor (Piano, Voice and Theory)
1980-83 Pastor and Administrator, Salvation Army, Montreal, Québec
1978-79 Pastor and Administrator, Salvation Army, Cambridge, Ontario
1976 Instructor for Work Adjustment Training Program, Regent Park, Toronto, Ontario Government
PUBLIC and CHURCH ACTIVITY
2002-7 Teaching on a regular basis at Church of the Ascension, Oakland, PA.
Member of Commission on Ministry, Pittsburgh Diocese, Episcopal Church.
Keynote address: “On the Word of God, Wobbling Stools and Upstart Quadrilaterals – Scripture and the Anglican Communion,” Mere Anglicanism Conference, Charleston.
2006 Participant in Ecumenical Discussion, Holy Spirit Seminar, Duquesne, with
Cardinal Walter Kasper, November 2006
“Academic Panel” respondents to speakers at Mere Anglicanism, Charleston
Member of China team, lecture and presentation, May 2006.
Women Clergy Retreat, Darbyshire, England (Church of England)
Preached at Ecclesall, Sheffield
Lenten series on Jesus, Southminster Presbyterian
Series on the Apocalypse, St. Vernon Presbyterian
Elders’ and Presbyters’ retreats (Shenango Presbytery)
Judged books of colleagues for CSBS book award
2005 “To Sing is a Lover’s Thing,” Installation Address.
Lecture Series at Muskingum College, “Revelations on Revelation"
Lecture Series “Singing Praises with Understanding: Anglican Hymnody,”
(Albany Episcopal Diocese)
Plenary Speaker, Sanctuary Episcopal Event, “The Place of Scripture in the Anglican Communion.”
Lecture, “Whither with the Windsor Report?” Diocese of Ottawa, St. George’s Parish.
Guest Speaker, Women’s Conference Salvation Army Toronto Divison,
“My Song is Love Unknown: Friendship with God.”
Convocation Speaker, St. John’s Theological Conference, Newfoundland.
Clergy Retreat, “Icons of Love,” St. John’s, Newfoundland.
“On Probabilities, Possibilites, and Pretexts: Fostering a Hermeneutics of Sobriety, Sympathy and Imagination in an Impressionistic and Suspicious Age” at the Translating the New Testament (Bingham Annual) Symposium, McMaster Divinity School, Hamilton.
“To Squeeze the Universe into a Ball-- Playing Fast and Loose with Lazarus” at the Translating the New Testament Symposium, McMaster Divinity School.
2004 Advent Adult Bible Study Series, Shadyside Presbyterian Church
Speaker, “Icons of Love—Communion in
Friendship, Family, Marriage and Church,”
Episcopal Clergy Retreat, Diocese of Pittsburgh.
Speaker, “Belonging and Believing in the Family of God,” Church of Ascension Retreat, Pittsburgh.
“Recent Issues in New Testament Studies,” Diaconate Continuing Education, Wycliffe Hall, Oxford.
Lecture Series, “The Trinitarian Shape of Christian Spirituality,” Continuing Theological Education, Presbyterian College, McGill University, Montréal.
Plenary Speaker for the Anglican Communion Institute Conference, Colorado Springs:
“The High, the Deep and the Domestic: Anglican Hymnody and Verse.”
2003 Plenary speaker and seminar leader for The Fourth National Evangelical Anglican Congress, September 19-23, Blackpool, England.
Lecture: “The Bible and Healing,” Augustine College, Ottawa.
“Come to the Waters, Keynote speaker for national clergy retreat, Anglican Church of Canada, Ancaster, Ontario.
“Christian Spirituality,” One-day Seminar, Westminster College, PA.
2002 Speaker for Inter-Seminary Conference, Bridging the Bible and Theology: A Catholic-Protestant Catholic- Protestant Conversation, Steubenville University, “Liturgy and Spirituality in the Apocalypse.”
Plenary speaker for Confessing the Faith Conference of Mainline Churches, Indianapolis, “Jesus Then and Now.”
Retreat Speaker for the Diocese of Ontario (Kingston), Anglican Church of Canada,
“The Holy Spirit, the Human spirit, and Christian Spirituality”
Plenary Speaker at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford Summer School -- Consultation of Anglican Theologians and Pastors, “Trinitarian Spirituality”
1977-2002 Preaching, Teaching, and Music Ministry on a regular basis at St. George’s Anglican Church (Ottawa) Capital View Community Church (Nepean), St. Stephen’s Anglican Church (Montreal), St. Peter’s Anglican Church (Ottawa), the Salvation Army (Toronto, Cambridge North and Montreal), as well as guest preaching for various congregations, including Anglican, Presbyterian, Salvation Army, Baptist and United Church of Canada
2001 Lecture Series, “The Biblical Roots of Christian Spirituality,” Continuing Theological Education, Presbyterian College, McGill University, Montréal
Guest Speaker, Essentials Conference 2001, Langley, B.C.
(“The Trinity Today: God’s Mystery Unveiled for Us”)
Guest Speaker, Trinity Episcopal School For Ministry Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.
(“The Biblical Shape of Christian Spirituality”)
2000 “Generic Spirituality: Solace or Scourge?” Annual Public Panel Discussion,
Redeemer College and Augustine College, at St. Paul University
Guest Speaker, SEAD Canadian Conference, Wycliffe College, Toronto
(“New Testament Perspectives on the Atonement”)
1999 Guest Speaker, SEAD Canadian Conference, Wycliffe College, Toronto
(“Paul, Mysticism and Pluralism”)
Guest Speaker, “National Essentials Day,” Anglican Church, Toronto Diocese
(“The Jesus Seminar and Burton Mack”)
Retreat Speaker, “Revealing Images of the People of God: Pictures from the Book of Revelation,” Three separate retreats: North Toronto Salvation Army Corps; Kanata Baptist Church; United Church (retreat centre outside Ottawa)
1998 Keynote Speaker for “Community of Concern” Conference, United Church of Canada, Hamilton, Ontario (“Jesus, the Only Saviour”)
Guest Speaker, General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada
(“Our Authorities and Decision-Making in the Church Today”)
Guest Speaker, St. Alban’s Anglican Church,
(“God’s Treasure in Jars of Clay -- Response to M. Ingham’s Mansions of the Spirit”)
1997 Appointed Member of the Primate’s Theological Commission, ACC
1996 Panel member, Crosstalks, Vision Television
Panel member and speaker, “Dialogue on Essentials,” Vancouver, B.C.
Speaker for “Focus on Essentials,” Anglican Conference, Nanaimo, B.C.
“Why we name God as Father, Son and Holy Spirit”
Keynote Speaker for “Encouragement 1996” Calgary, B.C.
(“The Stone the Builders Rejected? Popular and Academic Responses to Jesus”)
1994 Speaker at Essentials ‘94, Montreal, Québec (“Jesus, History and Faith”)
Speaker in Debate Series, Montreal Diocesan College, Québec (“Trinitarian Language”)
Speaker for Conference sponsored by Okanagan Prayer Book Society, Kelowna, B.C.
(“Worship in Heaven and on Earth --The Hymns of the Apocalypse”)
1992 Keynote Speaker for FOCUS, Anglican Youth Camp, Montreal Diocese, Québec
(“The People of God and the Apocalypse”)
1970-83 Social activities, youth and music ministry, teaching/preaching, fundraising and community programs associated with the Salvation Army
PUBLICATIONS AND REVIEWS
And I Turned to See the Voice: The Rhetoric of Vision in the New Testament. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2007.
Intimacy and Ecstasy: When the Holy Spirit Meets the Human Spirit. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2005.
(Guide to ) Joseph and Aseneth, Guide to Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha 8; Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 2000.
The Ladies and the Cities: Transformation and Apocalyptic Identity in Joseph and Aseneth, 4 Ezra, the Apocalypse and The Shepherd of Hermas. JSP Supp 18, Sheffield: JSOT Press, 1995.
ARTICLES AND CHAPTERS
“To Honour the Body and to Honour God,” Sexual Ethics, ed. Andrew Goddard, SPCK, forthcoming.
“On Probabilities, Possibilites, and Pretexts: Fostering a Hermeneutics of Sobriety, Sympathy and Imagination in an Impressionistic and Suspicious Age” in Translation and Interpretation of the Scriptures. Eds. M. Boda and St. Porter; Baker Academic, forthcoming.
“‘And His Servants Shall Perform the Lamb’s Service’-Priestly Discourse in the Book of Revelation,” The Intertexture of Priestly Discourse in the New Testament. Ed. Greg Bloomquist, SBL Symposium Series, forthcoming.
“The Gifts of J.I. Packer: A Cool Head, a Warm Heart and the Great Tradition” in J.I. Packer and the Evangelical Future. Ed. Timothy George, forthcoming.
“On Visions, Arguments and Naming: The Rhetoric of Specificity and Mystery in the Apocalypse” in Festschrift for Stephen S. Wilson, ed. Zeba Crook, Sheffield Phoenix Press, forthcoming.
“Second Esdras, Book of” for The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Abingdon Press, forthcoming, September 2007 .
“ ‘And I Shall Heal Them’ –Repentance, Turning and Penitence in the Johannine Writings” in Repentance in Christian Perspective. Eds. Mark Boda and Stanley Porter, Liturgical Press, 2006.
“To Rejoice or Not to Rejoice?” in The Reality of the Apocalypse: Rhetoric and Politics in the Book of Revelation. Ed. David L. Barr. SBLSS; Atlanta: SBL Press, 2006, 113-125.
“ ‘For the Joy of Human Love:’ God’s Revelation and (Re)creation Through Friendship” in Christian Friendship. Ed. S. Harris; Charlottetwon, P.E.I.; St. Peter’s, 2006, 13-49.
“2 Corinthians,” “New Creation,” “Jesus and Scripture” and “Infancy Narratives” for The Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of Scripture. Pages 138-141; 358-363; 536-7 in eds. Kevin Vanhoozer, Craig Bartholomew and N. T. Wright; Baker , 2005.
“Which way is up? –Revival, Resurrection, Assumption and Ascension in the Rhetoric of Paul and John the Seer.” Pages 328-339 in Essays in Honour of Frederik Wisse: Scholar, Churchman, Mentor; ARC: The Journal of the Faculty of Religious Studies, McGill University 33 (2005).
“A Tale of Two Cities and (at least) Three Women: Transformation, Continuity and Contrast in the Apocalypse” in Reading the Apocalypse: A Resource for Students. Ed. David Barr, Atlanta: SBL Press, 2003, 81-96.
“One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic – Awaiting the Redemption of Our Body,” in Evangelical Ecclesiology: Reality or Illusion? Ed. John Stackhouse; Baker Academic, 2003, 135-159.
“Same-sex Eroticism and the Church: Classical Approaches and Responses,” in The Homosexuality Debate: Faith Seeking Understanding, Ed. Catherine Sider Hamilton, Toronto: Anglican Book Centre, 2003, 37-94.
“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; Society of Biblical Literature: Atlanta, 2002, 113-135.
“Called to be One: Worshipping the Triune God Together,” in The Trinity: An Essential Faith in Our Time. Ed. Andrew Stirling, Evangel Publishing House: Nappanee, Indiana, 2002, pp.197-214.
“The Enigma of the Yoke: Declining in Parables,” in The Lost Coin: Parables of Women, Work and Wisdom. Ed. M. A. Beavis; The Biblical Seminar 86; Sheffield Academic Press/ Continuum, 2002, 268-286.
“On Bees and Best Guesses: The Problem of Sitz im Leben from Internal Evidence as illustrated by Joseph and Aseneth,” Currents in Research: Biblical Studies 7 (1999) 223-236.
“In Search of a Voice: Rhetoric through Sight and Sound in Revelation 11:15-12:17” in Vision and Persuasion: Rhetorical Dimensions in Apocalyptic Discourse. Eds. Gregory L. Bloomquist and Greg Carey; Chalice Press, 1999, 141-160.
“Why Bring the Word Down?: the Rhetoric of Demonstration and Disclosure in Romans 9:30-10:13” in Romans and the People of God; Festschrift for Gordon Fee. Eds. S. Soderlund and N. T. Wright; Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1999, 129-148.
“Called to be One: Worshipping the Triune God Together” in Grace and Truth in a Secular Age. Eds. T. Bradshaw, G. Bray, and Peter Zahl; Oxford: Latimer House, 1998, 219-234.
“Will the Reader Understand? –Apocalypse as Veil or Vision in Recent Historical Jesus Studies,” in Whose Historical Jesus? Eds. Michel Desjardins and William E. Arnal; Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier Press, 1997, 215-237.
“Collision of Modes? –Vision and Determining Argument in Acts 10:1-11:18,” Semeia 71 (1995) 65-84.
“‘I Saw Satan Fall . . .’–The Rhetoric of Vision,” ARC: The Journal of the Faculty of Religious Studies, McGill University 21 (1993) 75-88.
“The Sweet and the Sour: Epics of Wrath and Return in the Apocalypse” in E H. Lovering, Jr (ed.), SBL Seminar Papers 30 (1991) 451-60.
“A Second Début for Aseneth?: Joseph and Aseneth in Current New Testament Scholarship,” ARC: The Journal of the Faculty of Religious Studies, McGill University 14 (1986) 23-29.
Review of After the Spirit, by Eugene F. Rogers in Logos: A Journal of Eastern Christian Studies, forthcoming.
Review of The Old Testament Apocrypha: An Introduction, by Otto Kaiser, Toronto Journal of Theology 21/2 (2005) 245-6.
Review of What are they Saying about New Testament Apocalyptic? by Scott M. Lewis, Catholic Biblical Quarterly 66 (2004) 658-660.
Review of Mary Magdalene, The First Apostle: The Struggle for Authority by Ann Graham Brock, in Review of Biblical Literature (e-journal) of the Society of Biblical Literature, 2004
Review of Introducing the Apocrypha; Message, Context and Significance by David de Silva , Review of Biblical Literature (e-journal) of the Society of Biblical Literature, 2004.
Review of Obedience, Suspicion and the Gospel of Mark; A Mennonite-Feminist Exploration of Biblical Authority, by Lydia Neufeld Harder, Studies in Religion, 2001
Review of Joseph and Aseneth and the Jewish Temple in Heliopolis, by Gideon Bohak, Religious Studies Review, 1997.
Review of From Death to Life: Conversion in Joseph and Aseneth, by Randall Chesnutt, Religious Studies Review, 1996.
Review of Filling up the Measure: Polemical Hyperbole in 1 Thess. 2:14-16, by Carol J. Schlueter, Consensus, 1996.
BOOKLETS, COLLABORATIVE BOOKS AND FILM
A Solid Foundation? – The Seven Pillars of the Jesus Seminar Re-examined, Dare Series 10; Digory Designs: Richmond, 1998; reprint 2001.
Preparation of script and filming of “The Trinity Today: God’s Mystery Unveiled for Us,” Prayerbook Society of Canada and the Essentials Movement, May 2004.
Wrestling with God, a three-volumed workbook series authored in collaboration with The Primate’s Theological Commission, Anglican Church of Canada, by which the Commission seeks to engage others in discussion regarding theological tensions and diversity within the Anglican communion. Complementing the workbooks is a video-taped presentation. Vol 1, Longing For God: Anglicans Talk about Revelation, Nature, Culture, and Authority, ABC Publishing, 2001; Vol. 2, Turning to God: Anglicans Talk about Sin, Grace and the Christian Life, 2002; Vol. 3, Meeting God: Anglicans Talk about Creation, the Trinity, and the Church, 2004.
POPULAR ARTICLES and REVIEWS
“The Saint Michael’s Report: Culture, the Development of Doctrine and the Holy Spirit.” http://www.anglicanfederation.ca/st_michael_study_eh.htm
“On Reading the Book of Revelation,” The Anglican Planet, December 2005, 3.
“What God Hath Not Joined,” Christianity Today, September 2004, 36-41.
(Reprinted on Pages 211-217 in Taking Sides:Clashing Views in Public Policy, Justice and the Law, M. Natoli. Dubuque: McGraw Hill, 2006.)
“Looking for Eden?” InCourage 16 (2003) 18-19.
“The Stone the Builders Rejected: Jesus Then and Now,” in Confessing the Faith: Reclaiming Historic Faith and Teaching for the 21st Century. Ed. Kibler; Lenoir, N.C.; Reformation Press, 2003, 41-52.
[Accompanied by audio tape]
“Hath God Said?” Channels (Presbyterian Church of Canada, 2003) 2-9.
“Kairos and Chronos: Meditations on Revelation, God’s Word and God’s World,” in Fanning the Flame: Bible, Cross and Mission. Ed. Paul Gardner, Zondervan, 2003, 99-116.
“It’s Not about Us: Generic Spirituality and the Christian,” Christianity Today, April 2001.
“Generic Spirituality: Solace or Scourge?” Canadian Evangelical Review, April, 2000;
abbreviated version in the Dallas Morning News, July, 2000.
“From Castle to Bungalow,” in Can A Bishop be Wrong? Ed. Peter E. Moore, Harrisburg: Morehouse, 1998.
“Calling the Triune God by Name,” Touchstone 15, 3 (1997) 31-46.
“Would You Build Here? The Seven Pillars of the Jesus Seminar Re-examined” Crux 33, 3 (1997) 13-23.
“Worship in Heaven and Earth: Prayer and Hymn in the Book of Revelation,” The Lord is Nigh: the Theology and Practice of Prayer. Kelowna: Sparrows, 1996.
“Why We Worship God as Father, Son and Holy Spirit,” Crux 32, 2 (1996), 2-12.
“Naming the Trinity,” Grail: An Ecumenical Journal 2 (1995) 45-55.
“Re-envisioning the Historical Jesus and the Vision of God's People,” Anglican Essentials: Reclaiming Faith Within the Anglican Church of Canada. Ed. George Egerton, Toronto: Anglican Book Centre, 1995, 76-88.
Regular reviews of books holding general interest for Christians, The Anglican Journal (1995-2002)
ACADEMIC CONFERENCE PAPERS
"Open Heaven and Case Closed," Canadian Society of Biblical Studies Annual Meeting, Saskatoon, 2007.
“The Gifts of J. I. Packer: A Cool Head, a Warm Heart, and the Great Tradition,” Packer Conference, Beeson Divinity School, Sept. 2006.
“Transformation and Identity in the NT Apocalypse,” presentation at Roundtable and Symposium, The Feminine in the Bible, Duquesne University and the Western Pennsylvania Symposium on World Literatures, March 2006.
“Beyond Spiritual PWS to Eucharistia,” Response to Dr. David Fagerberg on the Liturgical Mystery, St. Paul Seminary, Pittsburgh, 2005.
“On Probabilities, Possibilites, and Pretexts: Fostering a Hermeneutics of Sobriety, Sympathy and Imagination in an Impressionistic and Suspicious Age,”
Symposium on the Translation and Interpretation of the Scriptures, McMaster Divinity School, Hamilton, Ontario, May 2005.
“‘And His Servants Shall Perform the Lamb’s Service’—Priestly Discourse in the Book of Revelation,” Society of Biblical Literature, 2004.
“Our Heritage: A Spirituality of the Trinity and the Incarnation,” Lecture for Chinese Delegation to Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, February 2004.
“Repentance and Penitence in the Apocalypse,” Canadian Society of Biblical Studies Annual Meeting, 2004.
“Repentance and Penitence in the Johannine Writings,” SBL Annual Meeting, 2003
“Revival, Resurrection, Assumption and Ascension in early Christian Literature,” Society of Biblical Studies Annual Meeting, 2003.
“Which way is up? –Revival, Resurrection, Assumption and Ascension in NT Texts,” Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, 2002.
“Taken up and Called out – how? when? and why?” Response to Douglas Farrow, Ascension and Ecclesia, Panel discussion with the author, Canadian Theological Society, 2001.
“The Hegemony of Liberation,” Response to Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza, Rhetoric and Ethic; The Politics of Biblical Studies, Panel discussion with the author and others, Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, 2000.
“Apocalyptic Abominations and Desolations,” Canadian Evangelical Theological Association Annual Meeting, 2000.
“Ambivalent Apocalypse: Rhetoric and Reflection of Revelatory Substance and Form in 2 Corinthians,” SBL Annual Meeting, 1999 (to be published in a Symposium Volume, edited by Duane F. Watson).
Review of The Transforming God: An Interpretation of Suffering and Evil, by Tyron Inbody, panel discussion at SBL Annual Meeting, 1998.
“Why Bring the Word Down? The Rhetoric of Demonstration and Disclosure in Romans 9:30-10:13,” Canadian Society of Biblical Studies Annual Meeting, 1998.
“On Visions, Arguments and Naming: the Rhetoric of Specificity and Mystery in the Apocalypse,” SBL Annual Meeting, 1997.
“On Bees and Best Guesses: The Problem of Sitz im Leben from Internal Evidence as illustrated by Joseph and Aseneth,” CSBS Annual Meeting, 1997.
“Can Metaphor Stop a Curse?– ‘Apocalyptic,’ Typology and N. T. Wright’s Response to the Jesus Seminar,” CETA Annual Meeting, 1997.
“A Tale of Two Cities and (at least) Three Women: Transformation, Continuity and Contrast in the Apocalypse,” SBL Annual Meeting, 1996.
“‘This is the Word of the Lord’ (or is it a Vision?) –Rhetoric and ‘Vision’ in Narratives of Paul's Conversion,” CSBS Annual Meeting, 1996.
“Texts and Textures, Sights and Sound: Mary Visited and Revisted (Luke 1:5-2:40),” CSBS Annual Meeting, 1995.
“In Search of a Voice: Rhetoric through Sight and Sound in Rev. 10:15-13:1,” SBL Annual Meeting, 1994.
“Will the Reader Understand? – Apocalypse as Vision or Veil in Recent Historical Jesus Studies,” CSBS Annual Meeting, 1994.
“To Rejoice or Not to Rejoice?: Rhetoric and the Fall of Satan in Luke 10:17-24 and Rev. 12:1-17,” SBL Annual Meeting, 1993.
“The Quest for the Questers,” (Response to Halvor Moxnes), Historical Jesus Seminar, CSBS Annual Meeting, 1993.
“‘I Saw Satan Fall . . .’–The Rhetoric of Vision,” CSBS Annual Meeting 1992.
“The Sweet and the Sour: Epics of Wrath and Return in the Apocalypse,” SBL Annual Meeting, 1991.
“Transformation and Identity in the Shepherd of Hermas,” CSBS Annual Meeting, 1991.
“Transformation and Identity in the Apocalypse,” SBL Annual Meeting, 1990.
“Verbal and Visual Transformation in 4 Ezra,” CSBS Annual Meeting, 1989.
“Sweeter Also than Honey: Torah in Joseph and Aseneth, CSBS Annual Meeting, 1986.
“‘The Appearance of the Likeness of the Glory . . .’–Prophetic Vision as Precedent to Apocalypse,” CSBS Annual Meeting, 1984.
WORK IN PROGRESS
Research for a book on Worship, the Scriptures and the Great Tradition.
Review of forthcoming book by Vernon Robbins for SBL 2007
Preparation for PFR Seminarians Conference, Lecture at Regent College, Welch Lectures, AEC Conference (Robert Webber).