Wilhelm Wuellner, one of the most influential scholars in rhetoric criticism of the New Testament, will be the featured guest at a conference to be held in his honor at the Institute for Antiquities and Christianity in Claremont, California on March, 2000. This conference will feature presentations by J.D.H. Amador (Santa Rosa JC), James D. Hester (University of Redlands), Vernon Robbins (Emory University), Steven Mailloux (University of California at Irvine) and others. The presentations at this conference represent the core collection of papers exploring themes of rhetorical criticism and theory inspired by the work of Wilhelm Wuellner.
We are encouraging scholars from around the world who know of Dr. Wuellner's work to contact us and submit abstracts for consideration for inclusion in a Festschrift to be published by Emory University Press. Attendance at the conference is not necessary; papers, presentations and discussions from the conference will be posted on the Journal for the Study of Rhetorical Criticism of the New Testament's website given below.
We will welcome papers that show awareness of and draw inspiration from Dr. Wuellner's work. We particularly encourage reflections upon and through rhetorical approaches that address the bible's rhetorical power, representing Dr. Wuellner's interest in the shift from "truth and method" to "truth and power". Postmodern and/or feminist critical approaches are encouraged.
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