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Steering Committee

Paul A. Hartog (Faith Baptist Seminary, Ankeny, Iowa)
Taras Khomych (Liverpool Hope University/KU Leuven) 
Nancy D. Pardee (University of Chicago, Chicago, IL) 


Former Committee Members

Jacob Engberg (Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark)
Candida R. Moss (University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana)

 Website of the SBL Apostolic Fathers and Related Early Christian Literature Unit 

This unit fosters academic discourse focused upon 

the writings the “Apostolic Fathers” and supplemental literature, 

as transmitters of earlier traditions; 

as reflections of theology, ethics, and worship; 

as means of identity and community formation; 

and as subjects of literary and social-theory investigations.


 2018 SBL International Meeting (Helsinki, Finland)

Session One: 2-37
02 August 2018; 2:00 PM to 5:30 PM; Room 105 - Fabianinkatu 26, Kielikeskus

Theme: Identity and Community in the Didache
Paul A. Hartog, Faith Baptist Theological Seminary (Presiding)

      
Nancy D. Pardee, University of Chicago
Discussion (5 min)

Jonathan Draper, University of KwaZulu-Natal

Shawn J. Wilhite, California Baptist University
The Use of Social Identity Theory, the Identity of Persecution, and Social Oppression in the Didache’s Two Ways (25 min)
Discussion (5 min)

Break (30 min)

Clayton Jefford, Saint Meinrad School of Theology
Reifying the Didache (25 min)
Discussion (5 min)

Wolfgang Ernst, 
Universität Wien
Offices in the Communities of the Didache (25 min)
Discussion (5 min)

Discussion & Business Meeting (30 min)

Session Two: 3-5
03 August 2018; 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM; Auditorium IV - Fabianinkatu 33, Päärakennus

Theme: Identity and Community in the Writings of the Apostolic Fathers
Nancy D. Pardee, University of Chicago (Presiding)

     Kyle R. Hughes, Whitefield Academy 
Discussion (5 min)

Paul A. Hartog, Faith Baptist Theological Seminary
Discussion (5 min)

Taras Khomych, Liverpool Hope University
Discussion (5 min)

Stephen C. Carlson, Australian Catholic University
Discussion (5 min)



2017 SBL International Meeting (Berlin, Germany)

Session One: 9-53
09/08/2017; 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM; Seminarraum 1.406 - Universitätsgebäude am Hegelplatz, Dorotheenstrasse 24 (DOR 24)

Theme: Intertextual Studies Among Early Christian Works
Nancy D. Pardee, University of Chicago (Presiding)

Mina Monier, King's College - London

Jim Leavenworth, University of Edinburgh

Discussion (5 min)


Discussion (5 min)

Session Two: 10-63
10/08/2017; 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM; Hörsaal 1070 - Hauptgebäude, Unter den Linden 6 (UL 6)

Theme: Ethics in the Didache and Hermas
Taras Khomych, Liverpool Hope University (Presiding)

Wolfgang Ernst, Universität Wien

Nancy D. Pardee, University of Chicago

Discussion (5 min)

Eliska Havelkova, Charles University in Prague
 
Jonathan E. Soyars, University of Chicago

Discussion (5 min)
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2016 SBL International Meeting (Seoul, South Korea)
SLB Int 4-14; 04/07/2016; 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM; Room M01 - Baekyang Hall (Yonsey)

Theme: Eschatology
Thomas McGlothling, Christian Academy in Japan (Presiding)


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2015 SBL International Meeting (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
SLB Int 24-1; 24/07/2015; 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM; Room 110 (1st Floor) - Universidad Católica Argentina, San José Building

Theme: Identity in Early Christianity: Christ and Christians
Stephen E. Young, Fuller Theological Seminary (Presiding)

Richard K. Min, University of Texas at Dallas

Stephen E. Young, Fuller Theological Seminary, Texas

Paul A. Hartog, Faith Baptist Theological Seminary

Discussion (15 min)
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2014 SBL International Meeting (Vienna, Austria)
SLB Int 9-1; 7/09/2014; 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM; Meeting ÜR Alte Geschichte - Hauptgebäude

Theme: Women as Wives, Widows, Leaders, Legends, Mothers and Martyrs
Taras Khomych, KU Leuven/UCU (Presiding)

Martin Wessbrandt, Lunds Universitet
Discussion (10 min)
Lung Pun Common Chan, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Discussion (10 min)

Break (30 min)

Paul Middleton, University of Chester
Discussion (10 min)
Valeriy Alikin, St. Petersburg Christian University
Discussion (10 min)
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2013 SBL International Meeting (St. Andrews, Scotland)
SLB Int 8-1; 7/08/2013; 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM; Meeting Room 1a - Maths (14)

Theme: The Martyrdom of Polycarp. New Approaches
Paul A. Hartog, Faith Baptist Seminary (Presiding)

Paul A. Hartog, Faith Baptist Seminary
Discussion (10 min)

Jakob Engberg, Aarhus Universitet
Discussion (10 min)

Break (30 min)

Candida Moss, University of Notre Dame
Discussion (10 min)

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2012 SBL International Meeting (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
SLB Int 26-4; 7/26/2012; 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM; Room D1.18B - OMHP 

Theme: The Use of the Documents Now Found in the New Testament within the "Apostolic Fathers"
Candida R. Moss, University of Notre Dame, Presiding

Christopher Tuckett, University of Oxford
2 Clement and the Materials that Later Formed the New Testament (30 min)
Michael Holmes, Bethel University (Minnesota)
The New Testament and Polycarp: Whence and Whither (30 min)
Discussion (15 min)

Break (30 min)

Clayton Jefford, Saint Meinrad School of Theology
Community Traditions and the New Testament in Ad Diognetum (30 min)
Paul A. Hartog, Faith Baptist Seminary
“‘No One Is Able to Tell’: 1 Corinthians 2:9 and the Apostolic Fathers (30 min)
Discussion (15 min)

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