When the world’s largest gathering of scholars interested in the study of religion gathers November 23-26 in San Diego, members of the Perkins and SMU communities will be well-represented.  The 2019 Annual Meetings, hosted by the American Academy of Religion and Society of Biblical Literature, will feature more than 1,000 academic sessions, workshops, meetings, receptions, tours and other events. Some 10,000 attendees are expected; the Annual Meetings offer unparalleled opportunities to engage with leading scholars and scholarship within the field of religion.

All Perkins and SMU alumni and friends in attendance are invited to a reception on Sunday, November 24, hosted by Southern Methodist University and Perkins School of Theology, from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Marriott Marquis-Marriott Grand 12 (Lobby Level).

Perkins and SMU faculty, staff and students will speak, preside or serve as panelists at more than two dozen events during the gathering. They include:

Saturday, November 23

A23-101 F W Graduate Student Committee
Theme: Critical Conversations: Religion and Polarized Publics
Saturday, November 23, 2019 – 9:00 AM–11:30 AM
Convention Center-14B (Mezzanine Level)
Andrew Klumpp, Southern Methodist University, Presiding
Jill DeTemple, Southern Methodist University, Panelist

P23-107 Niebuhr Society
Theme: The Future of Christian Realism
Saturday, November 23, 2019 – 9:00 AM–11:30 AM
Marriott Marquis-Leucadia (South Tower – First Level)
Dallas Gingles, Southern Methodist University, Presiding

P23-108 Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies
Theme: Buddhist-Christian Dual Practice and Belonging
Saturday, November 23, 2019 – 9:00 AM–12:00 PM
Hilton Bayfront-Cobalt 501B (Fifth Level)
Ruben L. F. Habito, Southern Methodist University, Panelist

A23-223 Kierkegaard, Religion, and Culture Unit
Theme: Kierkegaard on Alterity: Fear, Difference, and Our Shared Humanity, Part I
Saturday, November 23, 2019 – 1:00 PM–3:00 PM
Hilton Bayfront-Sapphire L (Fourth Level)
Natalia Marandiuc, Southern Methodist University, Presiding

M23-201 Society for Pentecostal Studies
Theme: Pneumatology in the Hebrew Scriptures Saturday
Saturday, November 23, 2019 – 1:00 PM–3:30 PM
Marriott Marquis-Rancho Sante Fe 1 (North Tower – Lobby Level)
Jack Levison, Southern Methodist University
Exodus and Spirit: The Israelite Origin of Pneumatology

S23-215 SBL Feminist Hermeneutics of the Bible Section / Gender, Sexuality, and the Bible Section
Theme: Review of Susanne Scholz, The Bible as Political Artifact: On the Feminist Study
of the Hebrew Bible
(Fortress, 2017)
Saturday, November 23, 2019 – 1:00 PM–3:30 PM
Convention Center – 25B (Upper Level East)
Susanne Scholz, Southern Methodist University

A23-306 Student Lounge Roundtable
Theme: Mastering Online Education: Effective and Engaging Teaching in a Digital Classroom
Saturday, November 23, 2019 – 3:30 PM–5:00 PM
Convention Center – 14B (Mezzanine Level)
Andrew Klumpp, Southern Methodist University, Panelist

A23-331 A W Religion and Public Schools: International Perspectives Unit
Theme: Author-Meets-Critics Panel on the Third Disestablishment: Church, State, and American Culture, 1940–1975
Saturday, November 23, 2019 – 3:30 PM–5:00 PM
Marriott Marquis-Rancho Sante Fe 2 (North Tower – Lobby Level)
Mark A. Chancey, Southern Methodist University, Panelist

A23-342 Wesleyan and Methodist Studies Unit
Theme: Wesleyans and Methodists and the Variety of Late Twentieth-Century Theological Methodologies
Saturday, November 23, 2019 – 3:30 PM–5:00 PM
Hilton Bayfront-Indigo 202B (Second Level)
Priscilla Pope-Levison, Southern Methodist University, Presiding

A23-344 Women and Religion Unit
Theme: Alternative Production of Knowledge and Embodied Knowledge
Saturday, November 23, 2019 – 3:30 PM–5:00 PM
Hilton Bayfront-Indigo 202A (Second Level)
Tamara Lewis, Southern Methodist University, Responding

A23-412 C Class, Religion, and Theology Unit
Theme: Labor of Race, Labor of Life
Saturday, November 23, 2019 – 5:30 PM–7:00 PM
Convention Center-28A (Upper Level East)
Benjamin Robinson, Southern Methodist University
White Dis-Possession: Making Estranged Subjects

A23-439 Space, Place, and Religion Unit
Theme: The Undoing of Place: Spatialization of the Aftermath
Saturday, November 23, 2019 – 5:30 PM–7:00 PM
Hilton Bayfront-Aqua 311A (Third Level)
Andrew Klumpp, Southern Methodist University
The Burning of Holland: Faith, Fire, and International Efforts to Rebuild a Religious Community

Sunday, November 24

S24-124 SBL Gospel of Mark Section
Theme: Sociological Approaches Papers will consider sociological interpretations of the Gospel of Mark, especially the dynamic of honor and shame, regarding Jesus’ passion, his own silence, and his commands to silence.
Sunday, November 24, 2019 – 9:00 AM–11:30 AM
Convention Center – 29A (Upper Level East)
April Hoelke Simpson, Southern Methodist University
Spiraling Shame and Honor Restored: A Socio-literary Analysis of Jesus’s Arrest, Trial, Death, and Resurrection in Mark

S24-126 SBL Homiletics and Biblical Studies Section
Sunday, November 24, 2019 – 9:00 AM–11:30 AM
Convention Center – 23A (Upper Level East)
Charles Aaron, Southern Methodist University, Presiding

S24-134a SBL LGBTI/Queer Hermeneutics Section
Theme: Trans* Readings
Sunday, November 24, 2019 – 9:00 AM–11:30 AM
Convention Center – 1B (Upper Level West)
David A. Schones, Southern Methodist University
Texts of Terror? The Bible and Bathroom Bills in Texas

A24-214 W Contemporary Islam Unit and International Development and Religion Unit
Theme: Making (Counter) Publics through Islamic Development and Humanitarianism
Sunday, November 24, 2019 – 1:00 PM–3:00 PM
Hilton Bayfront-Sapphire E (Fourth Level)
Jill DeTemple, Southern Methodist University, Presiding

A24-306 Student Lounge Roundtable
Theme: Teaching the ABCs While Earning Your PhD: How to Live Well While Navigating the Pressures of Parenting and Doctoral Work
Sunday, November 24, 2019 – 3:30 PM–5:00 PM
Convention Center – 14B (Mezzanine Level)
Marie Purcell, Southern Methodist University, Panelist

S24-310 SBL Deuteronomistic History Section
Theme: Writing, Rewriting, and Overwriting in the Books of Deuteronomy and the Former Prophets: A Session in Honour of Cynthia Edenburg
Sunday, November 24, 2019 – 4:00 PM–6:30 PM
Convention Center – 30D (Upper Level East)
Richard Nelson, Southern Methodist University
Disorienting Rhetoric in Joshua 8:30–35

S24-318 SBL Hebrew Bible, History, and Archaeology Section
Theme: Beyond Iconography: Reconsidering the Relationship between Text and Image in Ancient Israel
Sunday, November 24, 2019 – 4:00 PM–6:30 PM
Convention Center – 31A (Upper Level East)
Stephanie M. Langin-Hooper, Southern Methodist University
The Deliberate Ambiguity of Figurines: An Object-Centered Methodology for Analyzing Figurines of Women with Infants

S24-336 SBL Recovering Female Interpreters of the Bible Section
Sunday, November 24, 2019 – 4:00 PM–6:30 PM
Convention Center – 1A (Upper Level West)
Susanne Scholz, Southern Methodist University, Panelist

A24-402 K Publications Committee
Theme: How to Get Published (AAR/Oxford University Press)
Sunday, November 24, 2019 – 5:30 PM–7:00 PM
Hilton Bayfront-Indigo 202B (Second Level)
Natalia Marandiuc, Southern Methodist University, Panelist

A24-423 Pragmatism and Empiricism in American Religious Thought Unit and Womanist Approaches to Religion and Society Unit
Theme: Womanist Theology, Sociality, and Subversive Praxis
Sunday, November 24, 2019 – 5:30 PM–7:00 PM
Convention Center-24B (Uper Level East)
Jeanne Stevenson-Moessner, Southern Methodist University
Katie Geneva Cannon: Her Legacy to Pastoral and Practical Theologians

Monday, November 25

S25-110 SBL Bible and Practical Theology Section / Homiletics and Biblical Studies Section
Theme: Prophetic Preaching and Practical Theology
Monday, November 25 – 9:00 AM–11:30 AM
Marriott Marquis – Torrey Pines 2 (North Tower – Lobby Level)
Charles Aaron, Southern Methodist University
Isaiah 55 and a Practical Theology of Persuasion

S25-225 SBL Homiletics and Biblical Studies Section
Theme: Feminist Hermeneutics and Preaching
Monday, November 25 – 1:00 PM–3:30 PM
Hilton Bayfront – Aqua 313 (Third Level)
Susanne Scholz, Southern Methodist University, Panelist

S25-247 SBL Synoptic Gospels Section / New Testament Textual Criticism Section
Theme: Review of Matthew D.C. Larsen’s Gospels Before the Book (OUP, 2018)
Monday, November 25 – 1:00 PM–3:30 P
Convention Center – 2 (Upper Level West)
Abraham Smith, Perkins School of Theology, Panelist

S25-249a SBL Theology of the Hebrew Scriptures Section
Theme: Theological Perspectives on Sacred Spaces in the Hebrew Bible
Monday, November 25 – 1:00 PM–3:30 PM
Convention Center – 29A (Upper Level East)
Serge Frolov, Southern Methodist University, Panelist (25min)

A25-409 Christian Systematic Theology Unit
Theme: Thinking Through Nature and Grace
Monday, November 25 – 5:30 PM–7:00 PM
Hilton Bayfront-Sapphire M (Fourth Level)
Natalia Marandiuc, Southern Methodist University, Presiding

Tuesday, November 26

A26-116 C Wesleyan and Methodist Studies Unit
Theme: Wesleyan and Methodist Missions Beyond Britain and North America
Tuesday, November 26, 8:30 AM–10:00 AM
Convention Center-28A (Upper Level East)
Business Meeting: Ted A. Campbell, Southern Methodist University, Presiding

S26-137 SBL Women in the Biblical World Section / Feminist Hermeneutics of the Bible Section
Theme: Cultivating Womanist, Feminist, and Queer Relationships in this Neoliberal-Authoritarian Age
Tuesday, November 26 – 9:00 AM–11:30 AM
Convention Center – 32A (Upper Level East)
Susanne Scholz, Southern Methodist University, Presiding