Camaldoli 16 schedule

Provisional Schedule

Sunday, June 19–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––——–

Arrivals – Bus from the Arezzo Railway Station (5pm). Meet at the cafe in the train station.

7:30pm Dinner

8:30pm Welcome

Monday, June 20–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––——

8 to 9am – Breakfast

09:00–10:15 – Introduction:

Chair: Gabriele Boccaccini

  • Benjamin Reynolds “The Gospel of John’s Christology as Evidence for Second Temple Jewish Messianic Expectation: Challenges and Possibilities”
  • James McGrath “The Gospel of John as Jewish Messianism: Formative Influences and Negative Avenues in the History of Scholarship”

10:45–12:30 – Session 1:

Chair: Benjamin Reynolds

  • Gabriele Boccaccini “How Jesus Became Uncreated” – Respondent: Paul Anderson

13:00 – Lunch

14:30–16:00 – Short Papers

  • Group A: Chair – Kelley Coblentz Bautch
    • Jocelyn McWhiter, “Searching the Scriptures: Messianic Exegesis in the Fourth Gospel”
    • Paul Mandel, “The Exegesis of God: John 1:18 in Light of Jewish Traditional Practice”
    • Jo-Ann Brant, “Johannine Christology: Sacred Time, Sacred Space, Sacred Body”
  • Group B: Robert Hall
    • Beth Stovell, “Son of God as the Anointed One?: Johannine Davidic Christology and Second Temple Messianism.”
    • Joel Willits, “David’s Sublation of Moses: A Davidic Explanation for the Mosaic Christology of the Fourth Gospel”
    • Marida Nicolaci, “Kingship of God and Identity of Jesus in Johannine Messianism”
    • Meredith Warren, “‘When the Christ appears, will he do more signs than this man has done?’ (John 7:31): Signs and the Messiah in the Gospel of John”

16:30–18:15 – Session 2:

Chair: Benjamin Reynolds

  • Adele Reinhartz “And the Word was God”: John’s Christology and Jesus’s Discourse in Jewish Context — Respondent: Matthias Henze

19:30 – Dinner

Tuesday, June 21–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––—

9:00–10:15 – Reading session

  • Group A: Text – John 1:1-34
    • Reader: John Ronning
  • Group B: Text – John 1:35-51
    • Reader: Matthias Henze
  • Group C:  John 7:10-44
    • Reader: Jo-Ann Brant

10:45–12:30 – Session 3:

Chair: Gabriele Boccaccini

  • William Loader “Wisdom and Logos Traditions in Judaism and John’s Christology” — Respondent: Grant Macaskill

13:00 – Lunch

< afternoon > Visit to the Eremo of Camaldoli and its Ancient Library.

17:45–19:30 – Session 4

Chair: Benjamin Reynolds

  • Charles Gieschen “The Divine Name that the Son Shares with the Father in the Gospel of John” — Respondent: Chad Pierce

19:30 – Dinner

Wednesday, June 22––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

09:00–10:15 – Reading Session

  • Group A: Text – John 5:17-47
    • Reader: Shayna Sheinfeld
  • Group B: John 4:1-42
    • Reader: Kelley Coblentz Bautch
  • Group C: John 12:27-50
    • Reader:

10:45–12:30 – Session 5:

Chair: Gabriele Boccaccini

  • Crispin Fletcher-Louis “The Gospel of John and the Son of Man” – Respondent: Benjamin Reynolds

13:00 – Lunch

14:30-16:00 – Short Papers

  • Group A: Chair – Deborah Forger
    • Shayna Sheinfeld, “2 Baruch, 4 Ezra, & John’s Use of Light”
    • Matthias Henze, “John’s Christology: A Comparative Reading with 2 Baruch”
    • Robert Hall, “Parables of Enoch, Ascension of Isaiah, and John: Overhearing an Ancient Conversation”
  • Group B: Chair – Paul Mandel
    • John Ronning, “The ‘High and Lifted Up’ Son of Man Christology of John’s Gospel”
    • Jonathan Lo, “The “Son of Man” and the Characterization of Jesus in John’s Gospel”
    • Mary J. Marshall, “The Translocation and Transmutation of the Life-giver in the Fourth Gospel”

16:30–18:15 – Session 6:

Chair: Benjamin Reynolds

  • Ruben Zimmermann “John and the Divine Bridegroom” — Respondent: Kelley Coblentz Bautch

19:30 – Dinner

Thursday, June 23––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––—

09:00–10:30 – Short Papers

  • Group A: Chair –
    • Wally Cirafesi, “1 Enoch, the ‘Temple Stone’ from the Magdala Synagogue, and a Priestly Son of Man in John 6:25–71: A Proposal
    • “Douglas Estes, “A Little ‘Light’ Christology: Jewish Messianism, the Stone of Magdala, and the Prologue of John”
    • Urban von Wahlde, “Before Jesus ‘Died for Our Sins’: Evidence for a Purely Jewish Interpretation of the Ministry of Jesus at One Stage in the Development of the Gospel of John”
  • Group B: Chair
    • Andrea Taschl-Erber, “Christological Transformation of the Motif of “Living Water” (John 4; 7): Prophetic Messiah Expectations and Sapiental Tradition”
    • Deborah Forger, “The Significance of Jesus’s Logoi in John’s Gospel”
    • Andrew Byers, “The One Lord and One People of the One God: The Fourth Gospel’s Vision of a Divine Messiah and a Divinized Israel”

11:00–12:45 – Session 7:

Chair: Gabriele Boccaccini

  • Catrin Williams “Johannine Christology and Prophetic Traditions: The Case of Isaiah” — Respondent: James Davila

13:00 – Lunch

14:30-16:00 – Session 8

Chair: Benjamin Reynolds

  • James Charlesworth “Dead Sea Messianism and John’s Christology” — Respondent: Angela Kim Harkins

16:30–18:15 – Conclusion; Wrap-up session: Gabriele Boccaccini and Benjamin Reynolds

19:30 – Dinner


Friday, June 24

Bus to Arezzo Railway Station. We will aim to be back in Arezzo by 9am.