Bible in Ancient and Modern Media


4:00 PM to 6:30 PM

Room: Room TBD - Hotel TBD

Theme: Remembrance and Adaptation


Holly Hearon, Christian Theological Seminary, Presiding


Timothy Stone, University of St. Andrews-Scotland

Ruth, Figured In, Figured Out, and Reconfigured: The Compilational History of Ruth in the Canon (30 min)

Emily Cheney, Athens, GA

Retelling Ruth’s and Naomi’s Journeys Home (30 min)

Cynthia M. Baker, Bates College

Job’s Rabbinic Descendant (30 min)

Linzie Treadway, Vanderbilt University

The Sire of Sorrow or the Story We Hate to Tell? Popular Media’s Response to and Construction of the Job Narrative (30 min)

William John Lyons, University of Bristol

The Apocalypse and Its (Many, Modern) Mediators: John's Revelation, Johnny Cash’s The Man Comes Around, Zack Snyder’s Dawn of the Dead, and the Videographers of YouTube (30 min)