The Fall 2019 Meeting will take place October 19, 2019, at 2:45 p.m.
Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
Elizabeth Hopp-Peters – McCormick Theological Seminary
Elizabeth Hopp-Peters serves as affiliate faculty at both McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago and Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston. An ordained teaching elder in the Presbyterian Church USA, Elizabeth received her MDiv from McCormick and her PhD in Biblical Studies from the University of Chicago Divinity School. Her dissertation, Breaking Pots, Making Metaphors: Symbolic Action in the Book of Jeremiah, examines literary technique, redaction history and theology within a series of ten narratives.
Troy W. Martin – St. Xavier University
Troy W. Martin is Professor of Biblical Studies at Saint Xavier University. He earned his doctorate in Bible at The University of Chicago and has served as Treasurer, Vice President, and President of the Chicago Society of Biblical Research as well as general editor of the society’s journal Biblical Research. In addition to his university teaching, he is a public speaker and the author of numerous books and articles on biblical topics. He is especially interested in understanding and explaining biblical texts in their ancient social, medical, and cultural contexts.
Alicia Myers – Campbell University
Alicia Myers teaches New Testament and Greek. She earned her PhD from Baylor University in 2010. Prior to joining the faculty at Campbell, she taught at United Theological Seminary in Dayton, OH. A constant feature of her research is an interest in how Greco-Roman rhetoric and literatures can aid our understanding of the New Testament, especially the Gospel of John. She recently published Blessed Among Women? Mothers and Motherhood in the New Testament (Oxford, 2017) which explores presentations of mothers and maternal metaphors in the New Testament. She recently finished a commentary on the Gospel and Letters of John for the Reading the New Testament Series (Smyth & Helwys) and is currently writing an introduction on the Gospels and Acts for the Oxford Essentials of Biblical Studies Series and continuing her work on the Johannine Letters as well.
Her dissertation focused on the role of the Old Testament in presenting the character of Jesus in the Gospel of John; it is published in the Library of New Testament Studies series as Characterizing Jesus (2012). She continued her work on the Old Testament in the Gospel of John by co-editing, with Dr. Bruce G. Schuchard, a volume highlighting various perspectives on John’s use of Scripture titled Abiding Words (SBL Press, 2015). She has published articles in the Journal for the Study of the New Testament, Journal of Biblical Literature, Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Biblica, and Perspectives in Religious Studies, and a number of essays in collected volumes, as well as contributions focused more on the concerns of pastors in Lectionary Homiletics, Christian Reflection, and Feasting on the Gospels. She is co-chair of the Johannine Literature Unit of the Society of Biblical Literature.
The Winter 2020 Meeting will take place January 25, 2020, at 2:45 p.m.
Catholic Theological Union
Laurie Brink – Catholic Theological Union
A Dominican Sister of Sinsinawa, Laurie Brink, O.P., is Professor of New Testament Studies at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, and an associate editor of The Bible Today. Her publications include: “New Testament Archaeology,” in The New Jerome Biblical Commentary (Bloomsbury T&T Clark, forthcoming); Living the Word: Scripture Reflections and Commentaries for Sundays and Holy Days Year C (Franklin Park, IL: World Library Publications, 2018); “From Wrong-doer to New Creation: Reconciliation in 2 Corinthians,” Interpretation71 (2017): 298-309; Biblical Foundations of Spirituality. Touching a Finger to the Flame. 2nd. Ed. (Barbara E. Bowe, with contributions from Laurie Brink and John R. Barker; New York: Rowman & Littlefield, 2017); “The History and Archaeology of the New Testament,” The Catholic Study Bible, 3rd ed. (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2016); and “Going the Extra Mile: Reading Matt 5:41 Literally and Metaphorically,” in The History of Religions School Today: Essays in Honor of Hans Dieter Betz (Mohr Siebeck, 2014). For five seasons, Brink was on the staff of the Combined Caesarea Excavations in Caesarea Maritima, Israel.
Leslie Hoppe – Catholic Theological Union
Leslie J. Hoppe, OFM is the Carroll Stuhlmueller Distinguished Professor of Old Testament Studies at Catholic Theological Union at Chicago. He is an alumnus of the joint program in religion of Northwestern University and Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Evanston.
He is the General Editor of the Catholic Biblical Quarterly and has served at President of the CSBR and the CBA. He participated in Joint Expedition to Caesarea Maritima and the Meiron Excavation Project and served on the staff of the USF Excavation Project at Sepphoris.
Jordan Ryan – University of Dubuque
Dr. Jordan Ryan is Assistant Professor of New Testament at the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary. He has been a member of the ongoing excavation at Magdala since 2012. Much of his recent scholarship has focused on ancient synagogues, the historical Jesus, and Galilee in the Hellenistic and Roman periods.
The Spring 2020 Meeting will take place April 4, 2020, at 2:45 p.m.
McCormick Theological Seminary
Jenny DeVivo – St. Xavier University
Dr. Jenny DeVivo is the Executive Director of Mission and Heritage at Saint Xavier University in Chicago. She received her BA in Religious Studies at Saint Xavier in Chicago, her MA in Theology at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, and her PhD in New Testament and Early Christianity from Loyola University in Chicago.
Rhiannon Graybill – Rhodes College
Rhiannon Graybill is W.J. Millard Professor of Religion and Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Rhodes College in Memphis, TN. Graybill is the author of Are We Not Men? Unstable Masculinity in the Hebrew Prophets (Oxford, 2016). Her current projects include a feminist study of sexual violence in biblical narrative and a commentary on the book of Jonah (the latter co-authored with Steven L. McKenzie and John Kaltner). She is co-editor of Rape Culture and Religious Studies: Critical and Pedagogical Engagements (Lexington, 2019) and a forthcoming volume on Margaret Atwood and the Bible. Her research interests include gender and sexuality, feminist and queer criticism, and the Bible and literature. She holds a PhD in Near Eastern Studies, with a Designated Emphasis in Critical Theory, from the University of California, Berkeley (2012).
Timothy Milinovich – Dominican University