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Wed, March 17, 2021
Start: 01:00 PM
End: 02:00 PM

Presenter: Kevin Foth

Paper topic: Characterization of the Righteous and the Wicked in Psalms

Abstract: Drawing on narratological models of characters and characterization, this paper addresses the various ways that the figures of the righteous and the wicked are characterized in psalms. As non-narrative texts, the psalms draw on different resources for characterization than do narrative texts, yet also share general similarities with the methods of characterization within narrative texts. The several methods of characterization point to common attributes that are ascribed to the righteous and the wicked both explicitly and implicitly from which general conventions regarding these figures can be deduced.  

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The MDC Theological Research Seminar (TRS) will be held virtually for the 2020-21 academic year. TRS meets for an hour twice per month on Tuesdays. Each seminar includes about thirty minutes for the paper presentation and twenty minutes for discussion. 

All advanced degree students are invited to present a paper and share your research with your colleagues. TRS is an excellent opportunity to “test drive” a paper you will be presenting at an upcoming conference and receive helpful feedback on your current research projects. Thinking about submitting an article to a journal and want some interaction first? TRS will provide it. Just published an article or an essay and want to share it us? TRS is an excellent opportunity to broadcast it.

This year the organizing committee consists of Dr. Paul Evans, Dr. Michael Knowles, and Dr. Steve Studebaker.