I mentioned the other day the new web page for the SBL Synoptics Section, which I co-chair with Greg Carey:
SBL Synoptic Gospels Section
These pages provide links to the sessions from 2000 and 2001 and some on-line material from last year, specifically the following (all PDFs):
Richard Bauckham, "For Whom Were the Gospels Written?"
Richard Burridge, "Gospels for all Christians: Discussion Notes"
Mark Matson, "Interactive Rhetoric in Matthew: An Exploration of Audience Knowledge Competency"
Richard Bauckham, Response to Margaret Mitchell's Paper
Some may remember that these papers are all connected with a successful session we had last year on the book Richard Bauckham (ed.), The Gospels for all Christians. Unfortunately, Richard Bauckham was unable to attend because of ill health, but he sent over the first of the articles linked above in order that people could get a feel for his thesis. Richard Burridge kindly stepped in at the last minute, and the second link above is to his notes from that session. The third link is to Mark Matson's paper. Margaret Mitchell gave something of a tour de force at the session, called “Patristic Counter-evidence to the Claim that The Gospels Were Written for All Christians” and I understand that the published version of this article will be forthcoming in the Journal of Theological Studies and so is no longer available on the website. However, Richard Bauckham has allowed me permission to reproduce his answer to Margaret Mitchell on the site, and that is the fourth link above.
As for this year, we have two sessions, details available here:
SBL Synoptic Gospels Section 2004
Note in particular some on-line materials relating to the second of the two sessions:
Richard Burridge, Kings College, London
The Implications of the Biographical Genre for the Composition and Reception of the Gospels [click on link for PDF of handout for paper]
Edward W. Klink, III, University of St. Andrews
Gospel Communities and Patristic Exegesis: A Counter to the “Patristic Counter-evidence to the Claim that ‘The Gospels Were Written for All Christians’" [click on link for PDF of paper]
The latter is, like Bauckham's response linked above, a reaction to Margaret Mitchell's paper of last year. And there is also this paper available on the main SBL Seminar Papers site, but also linked here:
T. M. Derico, Trinity College, Oxford
Upgrade and Reboot: A Re-appraisal of the Default Setting