Fall 2014 Seminar Papers

Seminar Papers are the basis for the discussions in the academic sessions of the Westar Institute national meeting. They will not be presented orally at the event. Persons wishing to follow the discussions should read the papers in advance. PDFs of the Fall 2014 seminar papers appear below. New papers will be added as they become available.

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Table of Contents (PDF, 78 KB)

Christianity Seminar

Williams, Michael. "'Are you, or have you ever been, a gnostic?': Caricatures, Blacklists, and Understanding the Aspirations and Lives of Real People." (PDF, 273 KB)

Buelle, Denise Kimber. "How Spiritualism and Theosophy Haunt Early Christian Studies: The Case of Gnosticism." (PDF, 341 KB)

Brakke, David. "The Gospel of Judas, 'Gnostics' and 'Sethians': An Emendation to My Argument in The Gnostics." (PDF, 276 KB)

Kotrosits, Maia. "'But what do we call it?': The Secret Revelation of John and Crises of Categories." (PDF, 247 KB)

Taussig, Hal. "Questioning the Category of Gnosticism for the Re-writing of the History of Early Christianity." (PDF, 289 KB)

Scott, Bernard Brandon. "What Categories Are Left? A Review of Karen King's What is Gnosticism." (PDF, 268 KB)

God Seminar

Galston, David. "Contending with Postmodern Hermeneutics and Biblical Criticism: Thinking Philosophical Theology with the Jesus Seminar." (PDF, 239 KB)

Tarkki, Jarmo. "Hylotheism—Life as a Slide Show." (PDF, 172 KB)

Kelly, John C. "Philosophy, Science, and Christian Belief." (PDF, 176 KB)

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