SBL Session Baltimore

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Joint Session With: Scripture and Film, John’s Apocalypse and Cultural Contexts Ancient and Modern, Wisdom and Apocalypticism in Early Judaism and Early Christianity
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Room: 349 – Convention Center

Theme: Film Viewing and Discussion: Apocalypse Later: Harold Camping vs The End of the World
Harold Camping sounded the alarm. May 21, 2011 was to be Judgment Day, God’s intervention into our worldly affairs. The Bible guaranteed it! For most Americans, these are the Last Days. Fully 79% of Americans believe Jesus will return to earth someday. Forty percent believe Jesus will return before 2050! Apocalypse Later traces the roots of end times proclamations back to the Book of Daniel, on to the historical Jesus, and lastly Paul, the greatest of the Apostles. The same excitement that Harold tapped into for his May 21st prediction is the same excitement that helped birth a new religion 2000 years ago.

Showing of Apocalypse Later
Zeke Piestrup, Director, Apocalypse Later, Introduction (10 min)
Jacqueline Hidalgo, Williams College, Respondent (10 min)
Dereck Daschke, Truman State University, Respondent (10 min)
Discussion (20 min)