SCHOLARLY CONFERENCES

   
1. Invited paper presented on "Methodology and the Jesus Seminar" to the Chicago Society of Biblical Research, Wheaton College (25 October 1986).
2. Participation in panel discussion of my book, In Fragments: The Aphorisms of Jesus at Society of Biblical Literature, Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA (23 November 1986).
3. Invited paper presented on "The Cross that Spoke: The Earliest Narrative of the Passion and Resurrection in the Gospel of Peter " to inaugurate new series on "Biblical Scholarship in the 21st Century," Society of Biblical Literature, Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA (24 November 1986).
4. Paper presented on "Materials and Methods in Historical Jesus Research" at the Sixth Meeting of "The Jesus Seminar," Luther Northwestern Theological Seminary, St. Paul, MN (15-18 October 1987).
5. Two papers presented at the AAR/SBL 1987 Annual Meeting, Boston, 5-8 December 1987: (a) "Multiple Attestation in Greco-Roman Aphorisms" to the Pronouncement Stories Group, and (b) "Tradition and Development in Q" to the Q Seminar.
6. Paper presented & participated in panel discussion on "Jesus and Apocalypticism" in the Historical Jesus Section at the AAR/SBL 1989 Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA.
7. Participation in panel discussion of my book The Cross that Spoke. The Origins of the Passion Narrative. (San Francisco, CA: Harper & Row, 1988) in the Consultation on Christian Apocrypha at the AAR/SBL 1989 Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA.
8. Paper presented on "Methodology and Data-Base in Historical Jesus Research" to the Eleventh Meeting of "The Jesus Seminar," Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH. (18-21 October, 1990).
9. Paper presented & participated in panel discussion on "Jesus as Cynic?" in the Historical Jesus Section at the AAR/SBL 1990 Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA. (17-20 November 1990).
10. Organization and hosting of Chicago Society of Biblical Research Centennial Celebration, at DePaul University, on Saturday, April 20, 1991, from 10:30 AM to 8:00 PM. Paper delivered on "Open Healing and Open Eating: Jesus as a Jewish Cynic?"
11. Participation and response-paper delivered at the meeting of "The Jesus Seminar," University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada (24-27 October 1991).
12. Delivery of response-paper and participation in panel-discussion for the "Historical Jesus Section" during the Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, Kansas City, KS (23-26 November 1991): "In What Sense History? A Response to Craig Evans' paper "In What Sense 'Blasphemy'? Jesus before Caiaphas in Mark 16:61-62."
13. Delivery of response-paper and participation in panel-discussion for the "Greco-Roman Religions Group" during the Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, Kansas City, KS (23-26 November 1991): "Official Religion and Popular Religion: Thoughts about Jonathan Z. Smith's Drudgery Divine."
14. Delivery of paper at "The Jesus Seminar," Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ (22-25 October 1992): "Orality and the Miracles of the Jesus Tradition."
15. Participation in panel discussion of my book The Historical Jesus. The Life of a Mediterranean Jewish Peasant (San Francisco, CA: HarperSanFrancisco, 1991) in the Historical Jesus Section at the AAR/SBL 1992 Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.
16. Participation in panel discussion on "Christian Apopcrypha and the Arts" in the Intertextuality in Christian Apocrypha Seminar at the AAR/SBL 1992 Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.
17. Participation in panel discussion for the 1993 Historical Jesus Seminar, Canadian Society of Biblical Studies, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada (Wednesday, June 9, 1993).
18. Participation in panel discussion with John P. Meier (Catholic University) and Roger Haight, S.J. (Weston School of Theology) on "Contrasting Approaches to the Historical Jesus" at the Fifty-Sixth General Meeting of the Catholic Biblical Association of America, Mount Community Center, Atchison, KS (Monday, August 16, 1993).
19. Delivery of paper, debate, and response for "The Historical Jesus: Conversations with John Dominic Crossan and Nicholas Thomas Wright," a six-hour session at the Society of Biblical Literature Twelfth International Meeting, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, 7-10 August, 1994.
20. Participation on panel sponsored by the ad hoc Committee on the Public Understanding of Religion during the American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL (19-22 November, 1994), on "Reaching a General Audience."
21. Delivery of paper-response for joint session of Archaeology of the New Testament World & Historical Jesus Section during the Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL (19-22 November, 1994): "Issues in the Integration of Material and Literary Remains."
22. Delivery of paper for session of Intertextuality in Christian Apocrypha Seminar during the Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA (18-21 November, 1995): "The Gospel of Peter and the Canonical Gospels."
23. Delivery of response to four papers for “Women and the (Search for the) Historical Jesus,” co-sponsored by the Women in the Biblical World Section and Historical Jesus Section, during the Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA (23-26 November, 1996).
24. Invited participation on panel, “Method in Historical Jesus Research,” Southeastern Region of the Society of Biblical Literature, Macon, GA (14 March, 1997).
25. Paper presented at International Conference on Religion and Postmodernism at Villanova University (25-27 September, 1997): “Our Own Faces in Deep Wells: A Future for Historical Jesus Research.”
26. Participation on panel-discussion of “Method in Historical Jesus Research,” Historical Jesus Section, the Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA (22-25 November, 1997).
27. Paper presentation & panel participation in Department of Religion Bible Symposium at Florida Southern College, Lakeland, FL (22-13 January, 1998): “Who Do You Say that I Am? Jesus-Scholarship at the End of the Twentieth Century.”
28. Paper presentation at the International Conference on the Images of Jesus, Chapman University, Orange, CA (15-17 November, 1999): “Eschatology, Apocalypticism, and the Historical Jesus.”
29. Panelist for “Commercial Publishing and the Public Scholar” and for “Representations of Jews and Judaism in Current Work on the Historical Jesus” (Historical Jesus Section), during the Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, Boston, MA (20-23 November, 1999).
30. Paper presentation at the International Conference on the Trial of Jesus, Netanya Academic College, School of Law, Netanya, Israel, March 7, 2000.
31. Paper presentation and panelist for “Special Session: The Historical Jesus and Galilean Archaeology in 2000,” during the Society Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN (18-21 November, 2000).
32. Response presentation to Adriana Destro & Mauro Pesce, The Birth of a Religion: The Community of John and Its Early History (Italian version), for the Italian Evening Reception, during the Society Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN (18-21 November, 2000).
33. Response presentation to Hal Childs, The Myth of the Histoical Jesus and the Evolution of Consciousness: John Domini Crossan’s Quest in Psychological Perspective, for the Psychology and Biblical Studies Section of the Society Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN (18-21 November, 2000).
34. Response to N. T. Wright, The Resurrection of the Son of God, Evangelical Philosophical Society (I), AAR-SBL Annual Meeting, 7:00-10:00pm, Saturday, November 22, 2003 (Hyatt/Montreal-Vancouver), Atlanta, GA.
35. Response to Richard Swinburne, “On the Resurrection,” Evangelical Philosophical Society (II), AAR-SBL Annual Meeting, 7:00-8:30pm, Sunday, November 23, 2003 (Marriott Marquis/Tigris), Atlanta, GA.
36. Panel discussion with Kathleen Corley & Jane Schaberg on “Women and the Histroical Jesus” with paper on “Jesus and Women,” Historical Jesus Section (I), AAR-SBL Annual Meeting, 9:00-11:30am, Monday, November 24, 2003 (Hyatt/Centennial III-IV), Atlanta, GA.
37. Five lectures (four hours apiece) for the GTU Cooperative Summer Session at the Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley, CA, Monday-Friday, July 12-16, 2004.
38. Seminar on “The Prospect of a World Community of Religions: Domination or Collaboration” (Arvind Sharma), Millsaps College & the D. L. Dykes, Jr., Foundation, Jackson, MS, Wednesday-Friday, October 13-15, 2004.
39. Seminar on “The New Testament and the Roman Empire” at Union Theological Seminary, New York, NY, Friday-Saturday, 29-30 October, 2004.
40. Seminar on The Resurrection of the Son of God with Bishop N. T. Wright, Evangelical Theological Society Annual Meeting. San Antonio, TX, Friday (morning), November 19, 2004.
41. Response to paper on “The Historical Jesus and the Gospel of Thomas,” Evangelical Theological Society Annual Meeting. San Antonio, TX, Friday (afternoon), November 19, 2004.
42. Participation in the Presidential Forum on Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ, American Schools of Oriental Research, Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, Friday (evening), November 19, 2004.
43. Response and participation on panel reviewing James D. G. Dunn, Jesus Remembered. Volume 1 of Christianity in the Making (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2003), Historical Jesus Section, Session 1, AAR/SBL Annual Meeting, Monday, November 22, 2004.
44. Paper and panel participation on “The Authority of the Bible.” Review of Bart D. Ehrman’s Misquoting Jesus & N.T. Wright’s The Last Word. SBL Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, Saturday, November 19, 2005.
45. Paper, “Honest to Bob: In Memory of Robert W. Funk,” SBL Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, Monday, November 21, 2005.
46. Paper on “Text and Artifact: Paul and the Archaeology of Roman Imperial Theology,” and panel participation for the SBL & Institute for Antiquity and Christianity Seminar on “The Future of the Past.” SBL Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, Monday, November 21, 2005.
47. Two lectures on Jesus and Paul for the Japan Bible Society at the International Bible Forum, Tokyo, Japan, Wednesday-Friday, May 3-5, 2006.
48. Distinguished Visiting Professor for five lectures (three hours each), Chalmers Summer School, Week 4, Vancouver School of Theology, Vancouver, Canada, Monday-Friday, July 24-28, 2006.
49. Lecture at the King Fahd Center for Middle East & Islamic Studies, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, October 12, 2006.
50. Two lectures, one for the Honors College and one for the Center for the Study of Spirituality, Florida International University, Miami, FL, Thursday, November 9, 2006.
51. Three lectures on “Religion and Violence” (2/14, 2/28. 3/7), Program in Religious Studies, Department of Philosophy, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, February 14 (“Civilization and Violence”), February 18 (“Bible & Violence”), March 7 (“Apocalypse and Violence”).
52. Opening & closing lectures at the I Simpósio Internacional do Jesus Historico, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil, Tuesday-Thursday, October 16-18, 2007.
53. Faculty Seminar at the University of Brasilia (UnB) & public lecture at the Franciscan School of Philosophy & Theology, Brasilia, Brazil, Monday, October 22, 2007.
54. Three lectures for "Jesus de Nazaré em Debate: Diálogo com John Dominic Crossan.” Universidade Metodista de São Paulo (UMESP), Tuesday-Thursday, October 23-25, 2007.
55. Lecture at Fortress Press Annual Breakfast for Lutheran Professors & Graduate Students, AAR-SBL Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, Sunday, November 18, 2007.
56. Lecture on “Assessing the Legacy of Robert W. Funk,” AAR-SBL Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, Sunday, November 18, 2007.
57. Participation in AAR-SBL Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, Friday-Tuesday, November 18-22, 2011: (1) HarperOne Panel on Believers, Scholars, and Culture: Assessing the Impact of Two Centuries of Critical Biblical Scholarship [Crossan, Ehrman, Levine & Wright]; (2) SBL Historical Jesus Section paper on "From Abba-Cry to Father-Prayer"; (3) SBL Christian Apocrypha Section, panel to review Paul Foster's Gospel of Peter.
58. Participation in AAR-SBL Annual Meeting, Saturday-Tuesday, November 21-24, 2015: (1) Westar Institute Panel on New Interpretations of Paul to review Bernard Brandon Scott, The Real Paul; Recovering His Radical Challenge (Polebridge Press, 2015), Sunday, November 22, 4:00-5:00 pm; (2) SBL-Westar Institute Public Lecture on Interpreting Divine Violence in the Bible, Tuesday, November 24, 9:30-10:30 am.
59. Participation in AAR-SBL Annual Meeting, Saturday-Tuesday, November 19-22, 2016: (1) Historical Jesus Session 1. Panel on Parables and the Historical Jesus: The State of the Question (with John Meier, Klyne Snod-grass, R. Steven Notley, & Ruben Zimmerman; A,J. Levine, presider), Saturday, November 19, 1:00-3:30 pm; (2) Joint Panel on Bible and Popular Culture with Bible and Film, to review Matthew S. Rindge, Profane Parables: Film and the American Dream (Baylor University Press, 2016).

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