News Release:

Nov. 15,  2012

Candler Faculty to Appear at AAR and SBL Annual Meetings

AAR-SBL-2012.jpgWhen the American Academy of Religion and the Society of Biblical Literature host their annual meetings November 17-20 in Chicago, Candler School of Theology will be well represented. Seventeen faculty members will present or respond to papers, participate on panels, preside over sessions, or conduct business meetings.

Candler is partnering with the Laney Graduate School to host a reception for alumni and friends attending these meetings or in the Chicago area on Sunday, November 18, at 9:00 p.m. in New Exhibit Hall 5 of the Chicago Hilton. If you have questions about this gathering, please contact Shawn Scott, Candler’s Director of Annual Giving, by email at

Candler faculty are involved in the following sessions:

Jennifer Ayres, Assistant Professor of Religious Education and Director of Religious Education

Elizabeth Bounds, Associate Professor of Christian Ethics

Gregory Ellison, Assistant Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling

M. Patrick Graham, Margaret A. Pitts Professor of Theological Bibliography and Librarian

Susan Hylen, Associate Research Professor of New Testament

Luke Timothy Johnson, R.W. Woodruff Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins

Arun Jones, Dan and Lillian Hankey Associate Professor of World Evangelism

Emmanuel Lartey, Professor of Pastoral Theology, Care and Counseling

Joel LeMon, Assistant Professor of Old Testament

Ellen Ott Marshall, Associate Professor of Christian Ethics and Conflict Transformation

Rex Matthews, Associate Professor in the Practice of Historical Theology

Carol Newsom, Charles Howard Candler Professor of Old Testament

Ted A. Smith, Assistant Professor of Preaching and Ethics

Brent Strawn, Associate Professor of Old Testament

Andrea C. White, Assistant Professor of Theology and Culture

Walter Wilson, Professor of New Testament

Jacob Wright, Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible