How to Report the Findings of the Seminar
presented by Nina Livesey and Bernard Brandon Scott
presided by Perry Kea and Joanna Dewey
Three separate meetings were held for the Christianity Seminar and this is the third meeting called Session Two. If you are looking to purchase an audio set of all three meetings, or would like to purchase the CDs, please click here.
The Christianity Seminar addressed the question of how it should report the findings of the seminar in an accessible, meaningful way. To that end, it addressed questions about the process for producing its concluding work, Rewriting the History of the First Two Centuries of Early Christ Movements. As part of that review, the seminar responded to two papers intended as drafts for the content of the book.
Two papers were presented, intended as drafts for the concluding work of the seminar, to demonstrate a range of style for both scholarly and public audiences as well as language shifts about what has traditionally been called “Christian origins.” B. Brandon Scott identifies his piece, “Arch of Titus,” as a cameo essay based on an artifact. Nina Livesey’s paper, “Does Paul Speak from the Heart?” assesses Paul’s influence among early Christ followers through an analysis of his letters.
This discussion took place at the Westar Institute Spring 2018 National Meeting in Santa Rosa, California.