Students present at the National Honor Society for Religious StudiesMarch 30, 2015
Truman students, Joelle Axton and Alexandra Potter, had their papers accepted for presentation at the annual Theta Alpha Kappa Honor Society which met in conjunction with the Central States Regional Conferences of the Society for Biblical Literature (SBL) and the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) meeting in St. Louis March 22 and 23. These conferences draw academics from Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, and Tennessee.
Both students received honorary mention and book awards for their presentations. Alexandra Potter received a $100 TAK gift certificate for placing second in the competition with other students. Joelle’s presentation on “The Lord’s Supper in Light of Paul’s Eschatology: Proclamation and Judgement” and Alexandra’s paper on “Jesus and Women: An Inclusive Vision” were papers that originated as course requirements in classes taught by PHRE professor Dr. Appold.
At the conference Dr. Appold served as convener for the ASOR section in which he presented on the topic of “Archaeology, Text, and the Early Jesus Movement.”