Papers on Eusebius at the SBL, 2009-11

Aaron Johnson added a comment to a previous post which is most interesting, and liable to provoke separate discussion.  Here it is!

Here’s the list of past and upcoming papers on Eusebius delivered at the SBL (2009-2011).  Sections 5-6 below are the ones slated for this November (in San Francisco).

“Eusebius and the Construction of a Christian Literary Culture in Late Antiquity”
Organized by Aaron P. Johnson, Lee University
SBL Consultation Group, 2009-2011

1.  Christian Literary Culture and Eusebius

“Constructing Christian Literature in Eusebius’ Ecclesiastical History”
       Enrico Norelli, University of Geneva

“Christians and the Library of Edessa”
       William Adler, North Carolina State University

“Christian Literary Culture in Practice and Theory: The Case of Eusebius”
       Megan Hale Williams, San Francisco State University

“Christian Literary Culture in Late Antiquity: A Response”
        Elizabeth A. Clark, Duke University

2.   Eusebius and Biblical Scholarship

“Eusebius and Biblical Scholarship : Soundings Back and Forth (And Back Again)”
       Joseph Verheyden, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

 “Eusebius, the Psalter and the Creation of Christian Literary Culture”
       Michael Hollerich, University of St. Thomas

 “Eusebius, Isaiah and Empire”
       Jeremy Schott, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

 “Eusebius of Caesarea and the Biblical Text”
       Bart Ehrman, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

3.  Eusebius the Historian and Biographer

“Through the Lens of Hegesippus: Eusebius on the Jews and Judeo-Christians”
       Oded Irshai, Hebrew University

“Eusebius, Porphyry, and the Testimonium Flavianum”
       Ken Olson, Duke University

“Eusebius and images of truth in the Life of Constantine”
       Peter Van Nuffelen, University of Ghent

“Revisiting Eusebius’ use of the figure of Moses in the Vita Constantini”
       Finn Damgaard, University of Copenhagen

4.  Eusebius and Origen

“Origen as an exegetical source in Eusebius’ Prophetical Extracts”
       Sebastien Morlet, University of Paris – Sorbonne

“The History of Caesarean Present: Eusebius and Origen Narratives”
       Elizabeth C. Penland, Yale University

“Quotations from Origen and the Theologies of Textuality in Eusebius’ Apology for Origen, Against Marcellus, and On Ecclesiastical Theology”
       Jeremy Schott, University of North Carolina – Charlotte

 “Origen, Eusebius, and the Doctrine of Apokatastasis” 
       Ilaria L.E. Ramelli, Catholic University, Milan

5.  Eusebius the Theologian

“How Binitarian/Trinitarian is Eusebius’ Theology?”
       Volker Drecoll, University of Tuebingen

“Eusebius of Caesarea’s Defense and Critique of Asterius the Sophist in the Anti-Marcellan Writings”
       Mark DelCogliano, University of St. Thomas

“The Selective Use of Numenius in Eusebius’ Theology”
       Jon Robertson, Multnomah College

“Eusebius and Lactantius: Rhetoric, Philosophy, and Christian Theology”
       Kristina Meinking, Elon College

6.  Eusebius and Literary Culture

“Eusebius’s Harnessing of Saintly Charisma in his Treatment of the Martyrs of Lyon”
       Candida Moss, University of Notre Dame

“Tampering with Tradition: How Eusebius Manipulated the Tradition of Papias”
       Timothy Manor, University of Edinburgh

“Profiles in Brilliance: Eusebius’ Ecclesiastical History and the Construction of a Christian Intellectual Heritage”
       David DeVore, University of California, Berkeley

“Reading Rome: Irenaeus and Eusebius on the Early Christian Urban Vision”
       D. Jeffrey Bingham, Dallas Theological Seminary

“New Perspectives on Eusebius’ Questions and Answers on the Gospels”
       Claudio Zamagni, University of Lausanne

I think we can all say that there is a tremendous amount of interesting material in there.  I wish I could be at the SBL to hear the forthcoming papers, particularly that by Claudio Zamagni!

Thank you, Aaron, for making this better known to us all!

3 Responses to “Papers on Eusebius at the SBL, 2009-11”


  1. jo rosenblum

    As always so interesting….
    This news must be so exciting for you,
    just so up our alley.
    Wouldn’t it be great if you could be there,
    to hear different perspectives on all of this material.

  2. jo rosenblum

    Sorry,
    when I said “our” I meant your,
    just too quick to post.
    nevermind.

  3. Roger Pearse

    It would be nice to hear all this stuff. It does highlight, tho, how obsolete the old methods of publication are.

    Nice cartoons on your blog, by the way. I wish I could draw so well.