Photos by Tavis Bohlinger
Day Two of the St Andrews Atonement Symposium included plenary addresses by David Moffitt (University of St Andrews), David Wright (Brandeis University), and Martha Himmelfarb (Princeton University). Attendees were treated to a delicious lunch—including salmon cakes—but the most anticipated event, as in previous years, was the Symposium Dinner hosted by St. Andrews Brewing Co. What good would a conference on the atonement be without handcrafted local brews, Aberdeen beef burgers, and single malt bonne bouche?
Scheduled between the plenaries were two sets of four parallel sessions with four papers each, for a total of 32 papers (not counting the three plenaries). These parallel sessions included: “Theologies of Second Temple Judaism,” “Synoptic Gospels: Mark,” “Pauline Literature: Romans and Galatians,” and “Reception of Biblical Atonement: Patristics.” Later sessions included: “Hebrew Bible: Psalms and Prophets,” Johannine Literature,” “Pauline Literature: Ephesians,” and “Reception of Biblical Atonement: Rabbinics and Biblical Theology.” I spent my time in the Paul sessions (because I gave a paper in one) and unfortunately was unable to capture images from the other sessions. But the Pauline Literature papers were great!