The next days will be a bit busy. I will take part in the mammouth twin conference of the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) and the American Academy of Religion (AAR).
I will give two papers, the first one will be part of the AAR panel ”Recognition, Religious Identities, and the Recognition-Failures of Theodicies”, organised by researchers of our centre Reason and Religious Recognition. The second paper is part of the SBL panel ”Religious World of Late Antiquity”, organised by Todd Berzon and Moulie Vidas.
Before the Boston conferences, next Thursday our Recognition team will be introducing its research themes at the University of Columbia.
The panels in AAR and SBL:
Recognition, Religious Identities, and the Recognition-Failures of Theodicies (AAR)
Heikki J. Koskinen, University of Helsinki, ”Religious Identities and Theodicist Pathologies of Mediated Recognition”
Ritva Palmén, University of Helsinki, ”Shame and Recognition in the Middle Ages”
Maijastina Ritva Kahlos, University of Helsinki, ”Recognizing the Road: Graeco-Roman Appeals for Religious Diversity in the Late Roman Empire”
Sami Pihlström, University of Helsinki, ”Failing to Recognize: Theodicy and Metaphysical Realism”
Sari Kivistö, University of Tampere, ”Unmerited Suffering as the Destruction of Meaning in Joseph Roth’s Hiob”
Panu-Matti Pöykkö, University of Helsinki, ”Levinasian Sincerity and the Immorality of Theodicies”
Religious World of Late Antiquity Section
Karen Connor McGugan, Harvard University, ”‘Nourished on God Alone’? Food, Drink and the Resurrection Body in Tertullian’s ‘De resurrectione carnis’”
AJ Berkovitz, Princeton University, ”Practice, Performance and the Place of Psalm Piety in Ancient Judaism”
Robert M. Royalty, Jr., Wabash College, ”Building Walls and Setting Boundaries: Hadrian and Heresy”
Maijastina Kahlos, University of Helsinki, ”How to be a good Christian and perform sacrifices/ritualistic slaughters in Late Antiquity?”
Evgenia Moiseeva, Center for the Study of World Religion, Harvard, ”The Manichaean rejection of the Old Testament in the works of early Christian authors”