Schedule for the 2017 Meeting of The Nag Hammadi and Gnosticism Network

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Thursday, October 5th

Location: Hill Hall 201

Map to Hill Hall: click here. For instructions on how to get to room 201: click here.

4:00-4:15         Welcome and Opening Remarks – Luke Drake and Greg Given

4:15-6:00        Coptic Reading (I): The Gospel of Truth (16.31 – 19.16) – Presiding: Einar Thomassen

Friday, October 6th

Location: Carolina Union – Room 3203

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9:00-10:30       Discussion of pre-circulated papers – Presiding: Geoff Smith

  • Jörgen Magnusson, “The saving saved saviors: A new perspective on the soteriology of the Gospel of Truth from Nag Hammadi”
  • Elaine Pagels,  “Pauline Reception History in the Gospel of Truth: Is the “true gospel” Paul’s secret wisdom teaching?”

10:30-11:00     Coffee Break

11:00-12:30     Coptic Reading (II): The Gospel of Truth (19.17 – 23.35)Presiding: Pam Reaves

12:30-1:30       Lunch (provided)

1:30-3:00         Discussion of pre-circulated papers, Presiding: Greg Given

  • Adeline Harrington, “The Meetings of “Delirious Melons”: A Reconsideration of the Valentinian Exposition (NHC XI, 2)”
  • Einar Thomassen, Response to Geoff Smith, “Anti-Origenist Redaction in the Fragments of the Gospel of Truth (NHC XII,2),” HTR 110:1 (2017) 46–74.

3:00-3:30         Coffee Break

4:00-5:30         Keynote Lecture: Professor David Brakke, “The Gnostic Origins of Christian Biblical Interpretation: From Gospel to Commentary,” Location: Howell 115 (Map to Howell: click here)

7:30 – 9:30 – Banquet Dinner

Cholanad Restaurant & Bar, 308 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516

  

Saturday October 7th

Location: Carolina Union – Room 3102

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9:00-10:30       Coptic Reading (III): The Gospel of Truth (33.33 – 36.35)Presiding: Zlatko Pleše

10:30-11:00     Coffee Break

11:00-12:30     Discussion of pre-circulated papers, Presiding: Jörgen Magnusson

  • Emily Laflèche, “Children of the bridal chamber: Valentinian self-designation and the celestial bridal chamber in the Gospel of Philip”
  • Pamela Mullins Reaves, “Revelation Relocated: Reflections on Jerusalem in Testimony of Truth and the First Apocalypse of James

12:35-2:30       Lunch

2:30-3:15         Discussion of pre-circulated papers, Presiding: Luke Drake

Nathan Leach, “The Coptic Apocalypse of Peter: Narrative Reevaluation of a Seemingly Docetic Text”

3:15-3:45         Coffee Break

3:45-5:15         Coptic Reading (IV): The Gospel of Truth (36.35 – 41.3)Presiding: Einar Thomassen

5:15-5:30         Closing remarks

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