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 Spring 2016 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, 16 MB)

Table of Contents (PDF, 110 kb)

Daniel-Hughes Response to Larsen, Smith, and Elliott (Word doc, 159 kb)

Christianity Seminar

Cameron, Ron. "The Labors of Burton Mack: Scholarship that’s Made a Difference." (PDF, 342 kb)

Elliott, Susan. Cover Note. (PDF, 72 kb)

Elliott, Susan. "Introduction: Family, Religion, and Politics—Then and Now." (PDF, 704 kb)

Elliott, Susan. "Transforming Family Relationships—Paul's Letters." (PDF, 395 kb)

Elliott, Susan. Charts A, B, and C. (PDF, 153 kb)

Elliott, Susan. Pliny to Sabianus. (PDF, 956 kb)

Kotrosits, Maia. "Where We Go Next." (PDF, 172 kb)

Larsen, Lillian. "Re-defining Monastic ‘Solitude': Fictive (and/or Factual) Family?" (PDF, 860 kb)

Mack, Burton. "The Quest for Christian Origins." (PDF, 213 kb)

Smith, Dennis. "In the Beginning Was the House: How Social and Identity Formation of Early Christ Groups Took Place." Part One. (PDF, 2 mb)

Smith, Dennis. "In the Beginning Was the House: How Social and Identity Formation of Early Christ Groups Took Place." Part Two. (PDF, 343 kb)

 

Seminar on God and the Human Future

Brubaker, Sarah Morice. "Paul, Augustine, and the Problem of Overconfidence" (PDF, 135 kb)

Galston, David. "Archive Theology and Paul." (PDF, 235 kb)

Kearney, Richard. "Anatheism." (PDF, 3 mb)

Kearney, Richard. "The God Who May Be." (PDF, 6 mb)

Kearney, Richard. "Reimagining the Sacred." (PDF, 2 mb)

Scott, Brandon. "God of the Crucifed Messiah." (PDF, 342 kb)

As an additional resource, listen to the 2-part podcast interview with Richard Kearney on Freestyle Christianity: Anatheism Part 1 | Anatheism Part 2

 

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.