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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 2015 Annual Meeting of the Anglican Association of Biblical Scholars will be held on Friday, November 20. All of the meeting will take place at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 435 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30308 (an 8 minute walk from the Marriott Marquis in the convention center). All are welcome. Our Lutheran colleagues are especially invited to participate fully, given this year's theme.


ThemeStudying Scripture Together as Anglicans and Lutherans

The Schedule is as follows:

3:00 – Executive Committee Meeting

 The Rev.  Henrietta L. Wiley, Ph.D., Notre Dame of Maryland University, Presiding

4:00 – Gathering and Greeting

The Rev. Frank Hughes, Diocese of Western Louisiana School of Theology, Presiding

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

The Rev.  Henrietta L. Wiley, Ph.D., Notre Dame of Maryland University, Presiding

6:00 – Holy Eucharist

7:00 – Dinner

Advance reservations are required for the catered dinner. See below for reservation and payment information.

7:45 Studying Scripture Together as Anglicans and Lutherans

(a panel discussion leading to a broader conversation)

Prof. Elizabeth Struthers Malbon, presiding

          Panel members:

           The Rev. Dr. Walter C. (Chip) Bouzard,

Professor of Religion, Department of Religion and Philosophy, Wartburg College

(Lutheran pastor)

          The Very Rev. Dr. Cynthia Kittredge,

Dean and President and Professor of New Testament, Seminary of the Southwest

(Episcopal priest)

The Rev. Dr. Jane Patterson

Assistant Professor of New Testament, Seminary of the Southwest

(Episcopal priest)

          The Rev. Dr. Raymond Pickett,

Professor of New Testament, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago

(Lutheran pastor)

9:00 Dismissal

    Jonathan Soyers, presiding

The cost of the dinner is $60, which inclludes subsidizing students and those with special financial needs, who should contact the treasurer (below) for further information. This amount is payable by check made out to the AABS; send to The Rev. Frank Hughes, 103 Chandler St., Minden LA 71055-2513, USA. He may be contacted by phone or text at +1 (318) 299-0079 or for further details. On may also pay by means of the PayPal button below.




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 the president of the association, The Rev. Henrietta Wiley, For information about the meeting, contact