Bethany College religion faculty members, Dr. Adam Pryor, Dr. Tyler Atkinson, and Dr. Arminta Fox, will be presenting their recent research at the national joint meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) and the American Academy of Religion in Boston, Massachusetts, Nov. 17–21, 2017.

“The National Meetings are a great opportunity for professionals in the academic study of religion to stay current in their fields and engage in conversations that matter,” says Dr. Arminta Fox. “I look forward to making new friends, connecting with colleagues, and exchanging theories, methods, and practices for research and teaching. It is an honor and a privilege to have Bethany’s support in attending and presenting at the conference!”

According to the SBL website, “With more than 1,200 academic sessions, and workshops, along with one of the world’s largest exhibits of books and digital resources for biblical studies, the Annual Meetings is one of the largest events of the year in the fields of biblical scholarship, religious studies, and theology. Co-hosted by the Society of Biblical Literature and the American Academy of Religion”

Dr. Adam Pryor will be a panelist at a session entitled “Attending to Symbiosis: Theology and the Connectedness of Nature” for the International Society for Science and Religion. He will also present a paper entitled “Desiring Flesh: Incarnation as a Normative Framework for Carnal Hermeneutics” at the American Academy of Religion in the Body and Religion session on Carnal Hermeneutics. He will also give an additional paper entitled “Religion in Dialogue with Cross-Disciplinary Scientific Inquiry” for the Science, Technology, and Religion Unit’s session on the theme “On the Future of Science, Technology, and Religion.”

Dr. Tyler Atkinson will present a paper entitled “Power Plays in the Political Thought of Tillich and Luther” in the North American Paul Tillich Society’s session around the theme, “Tillich and Reformation Heritage.”

Dr. Arminta Fox will be presenting a paper entitled, “Gendered Benefaction in a Globalized Ecclesial Economy” in the Bible and Cultural Studies Unit’s session on “Globalization” at the Society of Biblical Literature.