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International Society of Biblical Literature meeting 2015

Pastor Cletus Hull tells us about the International Society of Biblical Literature meeting in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Puente de la Mujer (“Women’s Bridge”) rotating footbridge in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Buenos Aires, Argentina

I am back from my trip to Argentina and I had a great experience.

The Meeting was held from July 19-26, 2015 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

 

The paper was titled “The Pneumatology of Paul in 1 Corinthians 2:9-16 Grounded with his Christology in 1 Corinthians 1:18-25.”

Presenting my paper on the cross and the Spirit in 1 Corinthians 1and 2.

About the paper: The cross of Christ crucified symbolized the central theme of Paul’s ministry. In his letter to the Corinthians, the apostle commenced his correspondence with “the message about the cross” and “power of God” (1 Cor. 1:18, NRSV). The proposal for this paper utilizes the method analogia scripturae. Set within the wisdom motif of the Greco-Roman world, this study is dedicated to the examination of the apostle’s Christology in the context of 1 Cor. 1:18-25 and the Pneumatology in 1 Cor. 2:9-16 as both pericopes are juxtaposed in his epistle. Essentially, the thesis concerns the grounding of the Pneumatology of Paul with his Christology in 1 Corinthians. The Corinthian church required clarification and pastoral wisdom with their pneumatic experiences; thus, Paul recognized that a strong theology of the cross complemented their encounters with the Spirit. The question for biblical studies involves a lively tension of the Pneumatology of the Spirit with a robust Christology. Because the power of God throughout this passage has the cross as its paradigm, the structure of the paper leads to the significance of the apostle’s pneumatological contribution of the cross and Christ crucified (1 Cor. 1:18; 2:2). For this reason, a strong Christology must ground the Pneumatology of the Pauline corpus. This study in biblical literature commences a new discussion in ecumenical dialogue between pneumatic experiences in the church and christological issues in scripture.

Rev. Dr. Cletus Luther Hull, III  D.Min.
PhD Student, Biblical Studies
Regent University
www.cletushull.com
July 29, 2015

 

The Society of Biblical Literature, according to their website, was founded in 1880 to foster biblical scholarship. The 2016 annual meeting will be held in Seoul, South Korea from July 3-7, 2016. For more information about their annual international meetings, see: https://www.sbl-site.org/meetings/internationalmeeting.aspx

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Category: In Depth, Summer 2015

About the Author: Cletus L. Hull, III, M.Div. (Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry), D.Min. (Fuller Theological Seminary), Ph.D. (Regent University), has served as a pastor with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) for 30 years and psychiatric chaplain for 28 years. He also teaches courses in New Testament at Biblical Life Institute in Freeport, Pennsylvania. He has researched the growing Disciples of Christ churches in Puerto Rico and has an interest in the significance of the Stone-Campbell churches in American Christianity. His article, "My Church is a Mental Hospital" appeared in the Summer 2015 issue of Healing Line. Twitter: @cletus_hull, Facebook, www.CletusHull.com

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