History and Theology in the Gospels

Seventh International East-West Symposium of New Testament Scholars, Moscow, September 26 to October 1, 2016
Edited by Tobias Nicklas, Karl-Wilhelm Niebuhr, and Mikhail Seleznev, in collaboration with Judith König and Rebecca Draughon

[Geschichte und Theologie in den Evangelien. Siebtes Internationales Ost-West Symposium der Neutestamentler, Moskau, 26. September bis 1. Oktober 2016.]

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The present volume contains the proceedings of the Seventh International East-West Symposium of New Testament Scholars in Moscow 2016. It engages Eastern Orthodox, Western Catholic and Protestant perspectives in conversation regarding the relation of history and theology in the Gospel literature.
The present volume contains the proceedings of the Seventh International East-West Symposium of New Testament Scholars in Moscow 2016. Its contributions are devoted to different aspects of the question of the relation between history and theology in New Testament and extracanonical Gospel literature. They deal with problems regarding the impact of critical historical approaches for New Testament theology, the relation between the Gospels' claim for truth and historical facts, Orthodox receptions of the Gospel literature, and the presentation of »the« Gospel in Byzantine liturgy.
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I. Opening Paper and Plenary Discussion
Metropolitan Hilarion: The »Demythologization« of New Testament Studies (Opening Paper) – Carl R. Holladay: The Session in Retrospect: Plenary Discussion – William Loader/Francis Watson/Joel Marcus: Responses – Metropolitan Hilarion: Counter Response

II. Main Papers
Joel Marcus: History and Theology in Matthew – Vladan Tatalović: The Matthean Passion Narrative in Serbian Interpretation – Francis Watson: History and Theology in Mark – Cosmin Pricop: Between Criticism and Patristics: The Transfiguration Story in Mark from an Eastern Point of View – Carl R. Holladay: The Lukan Travel Narrative: History and Theology in Luke's Gospel – David P. Moessner: The Problem of the Continuity of Acts with Luke, the Church's Reception of Two Separated Volumes, and the Construction of Luke's 'Theology': Toward a Theology of Jesus the »Christ« of Israel and the »Lord of All« in the Light of the Worldwide Church (ἡ ἐκκλησία) of Luke's 'Gospel Acts' – Margareta Gruber: »… but he was acting in the temple of his body«: Symbolic Performance of Death and Resurrection in the Cleansing of the Temple (John 2:13–23) – Anatoly A. Alexeev: The Gospel of John: From Christology to Theology – Armand Puig i Tàrrech: The Figure of Jesus According to the Canonical Gospels – Stefanos Alexopoulos: The Gospel Narrative in Byzantine Liturgy – Tobias Nicklas: History and Theology in the Non-Canonical Gospels

III. Seminar Papers
Ekaterina Matusova: A New Translation of Ps 78:2 (77:2 LXX) in Matt 13:35 – Lauri Thurén: The Final Countdown: The Last Judgment in the Light of Narratology and Argumentation Analysis – Petr Mareček: The Function and Importance of Matthew 28:16–20 in the Gospel of Matthew – Manuel Vogel: Matthew's Post-War Mission to Israel: Some Observations on a Jewish Reading of the First Gospel – Christos Karakolis: Is There Such a Thing as Prophetic Christology in the Gospel of Mark? A Reader-Centered Approach – Stelian Tofană: Jesus' Portrait in the Gospel of Mark Reflected in Two Christological Titles: Son of Man and Son of God – Alexey Somov: Jesus' Banquet Etiquette (Luke 14:7–14) and the Heavenly Banquet – Thomas Schumacher: The Lukan Assumption Stories (Luke 24:50–53; Acts 1:9–11): Their Narrative Function and Theological Relevance within the Lukan Corpus – Andrei S. Desnitsky: Translating Luke between Narrative and Theology – Hans-Ulrich Weidemann: From Cana to Cana, from Jews to Gentiles? Observations on the Johannine Cana-Cycle (John 2–4) – James Buchanan Wallace: Of Manna and Eucharist: The Feeding of the Five Thousand in the Gospel of John – Petr Shitikov: Cognitive Approach to John – Maria Karyakina: οὐχ ἁρπαγμὸν ἡγήσατο τὸ εἶναι ἴσα θεῷ: To the Question of the Meaning of Philippians 2:6b – Hieromonk Justin: 'For Moses Wrote of Me': Reflections from Having Lived at Mount Sinai

Tobias Nicklas Born 1967; 2000 Dr. theol.; 2004 Dr. theol. habil. Universität Regensburg; 2005–07 Professor of Neues Testament, Radboud Universität Nijmegen; Chair of New Testament Studies, Universität Regensburg; Director of the Centre for Advanced Studies »Beyond Canon« at the Universität Regensburg; President of the Eastern European Liaison Committee (EELC) of the Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas (SNTS).

Karl-Wilhelm Niebuhr Born 1956; 1986 Dr. theol. Martin-Luther-Universität, Halle-Wittenberg; 1991 Dr. theol. habil.; 1997–2022 Professor of New Testament Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena; Senior Professor; Vice-President of the Eastern European Liaison Committee (EELC) of the Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas (SNTS).

Mikhail Seleznev Born 1960; PhD in Linguistics; currently academic supervisor of the Bachelor's Programme 'Biblical Studies and History of Ancient Israel' at the National Research University Higher School of Economics (Moscow) and Associate Professor at Ss Cyril and Methodius School of Post-Graduate and Doctoral Studies (Moscow).

Judith König Geboren 1992; 2012–17 Studium der Kath. Theologie in Regensburg; Akad. Rätin a.Z. am Lehrstuhl für Exegese und Hermeneutik des Neuen Testaments an der Fakultät für Katholische Theologie in Regensburg und Mitglied im internationalen Vorstand der European Society of Women in Theological Research.

Rebecca Draughon is a doctoral student in Early Christianity at University of Virginia.


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In: Review of Biblical Literature — (01/2022) (Andrew McGowan)