WBS faculty, alumni to present at major scholarly conferences

November 08, 2023




Faculty, Alumni to Present at major conferences

The annual meetings of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) and the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL), and two affiliated groups, the Evangelical Philosophical Society (EPS) and the Institute for Biblical Research (IBR), to be held concurrently Nov. 18-21, 2023 in San Antonio, Texas, will feature several Wesley Biblical Seminary faculty and alumni. These premier gatherings of scholars focus on the fields of biblical scholarship and research, religious studies, and theology. WBS will also host gatherings for alumni and friends during the events. The conferences will be held at the Henry Gonzalez Convention Center, the San Antonio Grand Hyatt, and the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter.

Society for Biblical Literature and American Academy of Religion:

Dr. Andy Miller III, WBS Dean and Asst. Professor of Historical Theology will speak on “The Eschatological Foundations of William Booth’s Ecclesiology” on Saturday, Nov. 18 at 9 a.m. Dr. Miller will also be preaching at the Salvation Army San Antonio Citadel Corps on Sunday, Nov. 19 at 11 a.m.

Dr. Murray Vasser, WBS Asst. Professor of New Testament will speak on “Submit to One Another: The Case for Mutual Submission in Ephesians 5:21” on Saturday, Nov. 18 at 10 a.m.

Dr. Julianne Burnett, WBS alumna and Asst. Professor of Old Testament at Asbury University will speak on “The Call to Belong: Examining the Use of qdš in the Torah with Implications for a Wesleyan Understanding of Holiness” on Sunday, Nov. 19 at 3 p.m.

Institute for Biblical Research:

Dr. David Schreiner, WBS Assoc. Dean and Asst. Professor of Old Testament will speak on “David’s Final Words to Solomon: A New Element to an Old Discussion” on Friday, Nov. 17 at 1 p.m.

Dr. Isaiah Allen, WBS Adjunct Professor and Assistant Professor at Booth University College will speak on “The Fictional Household of Titus 2:1–15” on Friday, Nov. 17 at 3:30 p.m.

Evangelical Theological Society:

Dr. Gareth “Gary” Lee Cockerill, former Dean and long-time Professor of Biblical Interpretation and Theology at WBS, will speak on “Old Testament Canonical Order and the Christ-Oriented Christian Canonical Tradition” on Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 5:45 p.m.

Dr. Jerome Van Kuiken, WBS alumnus and Professor of Christian Thought at Oklahoma Wesleyan University, will moderate a panel discussion on “The Wesleyan Ordo Salutis: Predestination, Glorification, and Ressourcement” on Thursday, Nov. 16 at 1 p.m. Speakers will include Dr. Thomas McCall, another WBS alumnus and Chair of Theology at Asbury Theological Seminary.

Evangelical Philosophical Society:

Dr. G. Stephen Blakemore, WBS Professor of Christian Thought, will speak on “Recovering the Soul: A Striking, Helpful Affinity Between Aquinas and Spinoza on Mind-Body” on Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 11 a.m.


WBS will host an Alumni and Friends Dinner at the conference on Thursday, Nov. 16 at 6 p.m. The seminary will also participate in a joint reception with Asbury Theological Seminary on Sunday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Hilton Palacio del Rio. Contact [email protected] for more information.

Wesley Biblical Seminary celebrates the academic contributions of our faculty as well as the accomplishments of our alumni. Their excellence in scholarship demonstrates our commitment to developing trusted leaders for faithful churches with a deep commitment to the life-transforming theology of Wesleyan holiness and the inerrant authority of the Bible.

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