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The Anglican Association of Biblical Scholars is an international association of biblical scholars who are affiliated with the churches of the Anglican Communion, including the Episcopal Church in the U.S., the Anglican Church of Canada, and the Church of England. Its purpose is to support biblical scholarship at all levels in the Anglican Communion. The AABS is dedicated to fostering greater involvement of biblical scholars in the life of Anglican churches, and to promoting the development of resources for biblical studies in Anglican theological education.



The 2014 Annual Meeting of the Anglican Association of Biblical Scholars will be held on Friday, November 21, at  the St. Paul's Cathedral, San Diego, CA 

2728 6th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103 Tel (619) 298-7261

This meeting will include an early evening Eucharist and a meal honoring the life and work of Ellen Bradshaw Aitken

The Schedule is as follows:

2:00 – Executive Committee Meeting - The Rev. Henrietta L. Wiley, Ph.D., Notre Dame of Maryland University, Presiding

3:00 – Gathering and Greeting

3:00 – Program: 

The Rev. Jonathan E. Soyars, University of Chicago, Presiding


Mary J. Marshall, Honorary Research Fellow, Murdoch University, Perth, Australia

“Eucharistic Liturgies and the Historical Jesus: A Plea for Realism”


The Rev. Vincent Pizzuto, Ph.D., University of San Francisco,

“From Knowing to Unknowing: Apophatic Readings of Scripture in a Context of Hyper-Diversity”

5:00 – General Business Meeting ‪- All AABS members and prospective members are invited.

6:00 – Holy Eucharist

The Very Rev. Dr. Cynthia Briggs Kittredge, Dean and President, The Seminary of the Southwest, celebrant and homilist. The Eucharist is being offered in memory of The Rev. Prof. Ellen B. Aitken, Dean of the Faculty of Religious Studies, McGill University.

7:00 – Dinner and Reflections on a Life of Scholarship

in Honor of Ellen Bradshaw Aitken

The cost of the dinner is $60, payable by check to the AABS; send to Katherine Buzzini, St. Benedict’s Workshop,2015 N.E. Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78217. It can also be paid via the AABS treasurer, Rev. Frank Hughes: 1107 Broadway St., Minden LA 71055 (+1 (318) 377-1259 for details) by means of the PayPal button below.



Ellen Bradshaw Aitken


Ellen was a member of the Anglican Association of Biblical Scholars from its beginning and served as its President for six years. She embodied the values and virtues of learned, faithful biblical scholarship, and her untimely death this summer is a loss to our field and a sadness to her many colleagues and friends.


Part of the program for the annual meeting of the AABS in San Diego will be an opportunity to honor Ellen and to connect with friends in and beyond the AABS.


We warmly invite those who are able to come to do so, even if you haven’t participated in AABS. Please come to as much of the program as you wish, join us for the Eucharist, make a dinner reservation, and share in the evening events. For more information, questions, or suggestions, please contact For information about the meeting, contact