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 2015 seminar papers will be uploaded to this page as they come available. There is no charge for the PDFs, but there is a $25 charge for those who want a hard copy mailed to them. Order a hard copy of papers ($25)

Full set of papers (PDF, 6 mb)

Table of Contents (PDF, 62 kb)

Christianity Seminar

Dewey, Arthur. “Switchback Codes: Paul, Apocalyptic, and the Art of Resistance” (PDF, 4 mb).

McGaughy, Lane C. “God, Retaliation, and the Apocalyptic Scenario” (PDF, 359 kb).

Wendt, Heidi. “From the Herodians to Hadrian: The Shifting Status of Judean Religion in Post-Flavian Rome” (PDF, 612 kb).

Marshall, John. “Judean War and Judean Diaspora: Class and Networks” (PDF, 281 kb).

Seminar on God and the Human Future

Crockett, Clayton. “Tillich’s Discourse on Political Theology” (PDF, 180 kb).

Re Manning, Russell. “Outline” (PDF, 60 kb).

Re Manning, Russell. “The Real Tillich Is the Radical Tillich” (PDF, 402 kb).

Re Manning, Russell. “Reclaiming a Strategic Atheism” (PDF, 159 kb).

Robbins, Jeffrey W. “Paul Tillich and the Plastic Being of God” (PDF, 210 kb).


Copyright Notice

Seminar papers are works in progress that often undergo changes and extensive editing before appearing in formal publications at a later date. Do not reproduce, distribute, or cite without the author’s permission. All papers remain copyrighted © by their authors.