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Save the Date For NABPR in Denver at the #SBLAAR18

Dear NABPR and AAR/SBL Attendees,

Please save the date for the NABPR annual meeting in Denver. Tentative Schedule thus far:

NABPR at the AAR/SBL 2018

National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion

2018 Annual Meeting at AAR/SBL in Denver, Colorado

17 November 2018, 9:00-11:30 AM Hilton Denver City Center, Penrose 2

  • 9:40 President’s Address Steve Harmon, Gardner-Webb University NABPR President
    • Dr. Harmon is Associate Professor of Historical Theology in the School of Divinity at Gardner-Webb University.

“Engaging James Wm. McClendon, Jr.’s Ecumenical Theology: Fifty Years after ‘What Is a Southern Baptist Ecumenism?’”

  • 10:25 Keynote Address Paul Harvey, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
    • Dr. Harvey is Professor and Presidential Teaching Scholar in the Department of history at UCCS.

“Howard Thurman, the Baptist Tradition, and Humanist Cosmopolitanism”

AAR Program Book Information:
“Howard Thurman, the Baptist Tradition, and Humanist Cosmopolitanism”
Paul Harvey
Hilton Denver City Center, Penrose 2
17 Nov 9:00am
M17-101

 

NABPR November Program

2019 Dissertation Scholarship Announcement

NABPR is now accepting applications for the 2019 Dissertation Scholarship. Some recent recipients of the scholarship are: João Chaves (2017), Kathryn H. House (2018), Andrew Gardner (2018). The deadline is January 15.

 

 Learn More about the Dissertation Scholarship

2019 NABPR Call for Papers

Campbell University School of Law. Photo by Chris West

Call for Papers
National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion
Annual Meeting
Campbell University School of Law
Raleigh, NC
May 20 – 22, 2019

The National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion (NABPR) invites paper proposals in any area pertaining to scholarship in Religion. In an effort to develop innovative conversations among scholars, papers that create integration between traditional disciplines or broaden the margins of disciplinary conversations are encouraged. Although many NABPR members work primarily in the traditional disciplines of Biblical Studies, Church History, Theology, etc., proposals are encouraged from any field, including Ministry Studies.

Paper or panel proposals on any aspect of pedagogy related to the teaching of Religion are encouraged.

The 2019 Annual Meeting will be held in conjunction with the Baptist History and Heritage Society (BHHS) and the Association of Ministry Guidance Professionals (AMGP). We encourage proposals on topics that would appeal to the overlapping interests of NABPR, BHHS and AMGP.

Please note: Members of AMGP should send paper proposals through NABPR. BHHS will issue a separate Call for Papers with instructions specific to BHHS members.

Graduate students are encouraged to submit proposals. Graduate students must register for the meeting, but the cost is waived, regardless of whether a paper is proposed.

Proposals must be received by January 15, 2019. Send a 300-word abstract electronically to:

Dr. Steven R. Harmon

Papers will be scheduled into a 30 minute time period, including discussion.

Proposals will be accepted or denied by March 1, 2019.

NABPR Membership Requirements

Authors of accepted proposals must be members of NABPR in good standing by May 1. Authors must pay dues for the current year and be registered for the Annual Meeting. Accepted papers that have not met these criteria will be removed from the program. Inquiries about dues and membership status should be directed to Joyce Swoveland:

Announcing The Publication of The Sub Loco Notes in the Torah

Book cover for Daniel S. Mynatt The sub loco notes in the Torah of the Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia

When Gerard Weil edited the Masorah of Codex Leningradensis for Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia, he encountered certain problematic notes in the Masorah Parva (Mp). He labeled these “sub loco” in the apparatus for the Masorah. Weil planned to discuss these notes in the third volume of Massorah Gedolah. Unfortunately, he died before he was able to publish this volume, leaving the reader of BHS only with the knowledge that some unexplained problem exists wherever the term “sub loco” is encountered. This volume is Mynatt’s 1992 dissertation and a reprint of the original 1994 publication. There is an analysis of all of the “sub loco” notes and a discussion which compares the Mp of Codex Leningradensis, BHS and (where extant) the Aleppo Codex.

Daniel S. Mynatt, The sub loco notes in the Torah of the Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia (Gorgias Press, 2017) ISBN:9781463207342

A Note from the NABPR Region-at-Large affirming women in Baptist Life

The NABPR Region-at-Large adopted the following resolution during their annual business meeting at the College Theology Society Annual Convention at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, MN, 2 June 2018:

The National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion, Region-at-Large, wishes to reaffirm on public record its strong support for the role of women in Baptist life in the full range of ministry, life, and witness, ordained and unordained, historically and in the present time. We repudiate any words and actions that denigrate women and the theologies that justify this denigration. We further affirm the action of the Board of Trustees of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, who on 30 May 2018 severed all ties with former president Paige Patterson in light of his handling of multiple allegations of the abuse and violation of women at schools of which he was president. We express our hope that there will be due process and justice for the women who have been harmed.

Moved by Curtis Freeman, Seconded by Amy L. Chilton, and affirmed unanimously.