According to the SLF4J JavaDocs that method has existed since the 1.4 version of the API, so you should be good with 1.5.2 - however, you may have an older version of SLF4J on your classpath - make sure it's not included in any libraries you may be using in your application, or in libraries contained in the application server's libs.
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subject: Problem in AnnotationSessionFactoryBean crration.