Presidential Addresses of the Society of Biblical Literature: A Quasquicentennial Review

  title={Presidential Addresses of the Society of Biblical Literature: A Quasquicentennial Review},
  author={Patrick Terrell Gray},
  journal={Journal of Biblical Literature},
  • P. Gray
  • Published 1 April 2006
  • History
  • Journal of Biblical Literature
Members of the guild who have served as president of the Society of Biblical Literature comprise an exclusive fraternity.1 They enjoy the respect of their peers on account of their contributions to the discipline. In their official capacity, they also command the attention of their peers once a year in accordance with the Society's constitution.2 As S. Vernon McCasland puts it in beginning his own presidential address, "Once each year with undisguised premeditation the members of this Society… 
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