Last Summer, a special event was held at Durham University in which a number of prominent Protestant and Catholic theologians came together to (kindly) debate grace. The event was titled, “Reading Paul Today: Grace and Gift for Protestant and Catholic Theology,” and was sponsored by Durham’s Center for Catholic Studies. The impetus for this gathering was John M. G. Barclay’s paradigm-shifting work on charis, or grace, in Paul and the Gift (Eerdmans).[Read more…]
In a nondescript yellow brick building in SE London last weekend, two unassuming pioneers in the fight for autistic people held a workshop considering the question of autism and the church. In this post, I interview both Grant Macaskill (Kirby Laing Professor of NT, University of Aberdeen) and Kirstyn Oliver (Founder of Alma Autism) regarding the workshop, autistic people and the church, and the integration of academia and ministry around the issue of autism.[Read more…]
Durham University’s Centre for the Study of Jewish Culture, Society and Politics and the Centre for Catholic Studies, in collaboration with Ushaw College, are pleased to announce the forthcoming conference:
NEW SONG: Biblical Hebrew Poetry as Jewish and Christian Scripture for the 21st Century[Read more…]
Today (Monday), tomorrow, and Wednesday are the last days remaining in which you can submit a proposal to the International Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, or ISBL.
This Summer, ISBL will be holding its meeting in none other than R-O-M-E.
That’s right. Rome, Italy. The seat of historic Christianity (except for those few years in Avignon, France). The epicenter of faith for centuries of believers. And the best travel experience you could offer your spouse for a summer holiday in 2019.
Get your proposals in now, and I hope to see you in Italy this coming July.
Words by Grace Emmett; photos by Tavis Bohlinger
(De)Constructing Masculinity, a conference exploring ancient constructions of masculinity through interdisciplinary conversations between the disciplines of Classics and Theology, took place at King’s College London at the beginning of November. In conjunction with my co-organiser, Hannah Burke-Tomlinson, it was an enormous privilege to welcome students and scholars from across the UK and further afield to join us for this unique conference. [Read more…]
Words and Photos by Tavis Bohlinger
Last Friday morning at 6:45 am I boarded a train in SE London for a 1.5-hour journey to West London, where there lies a quaint, little town called Twickenham. There, at St Mary’s University, I was to meet a somewhat large gathering of biblical scholars attending the British New Testament Conference (BNTC). [Read more…]
Words and pictures by Tavis Bohlinger
This year’s joint meeting of the International Society of Biblical Literature (ISBL) and the European Association of Biblical Studies (EABS) was held in Helsinki during the last few days of July and into August. Strange to say, the weather was almost unbearably hot. This is Finland, mind you, not Spain. Finland is the country of reindeers and Father Christmas. The hottest thing in Finland is usually their famous saunas. The airport signs even capitalized on the heat wave (hence the title of this article). [Read more…]
Call to Papers for “Bonhoeffer’s Contemporary Voice: A Postgraduate Seminar on Dietrich Bonhoeffer” at the University of Aberdeen
What if you could attend any or all of the conferences that we’ve been posting recaps about here on the Academic Blog? And what if you could do that without having to pay for hotels, airfare, taxi, and food? The Mobile Ed Christology Conference is your chance to attend a stimulating conference this summer at a fraction of the cost of a typical conference. It happens online August 20–25 2018, and tomorrow is your last chance to take advantage of early bird pricing. [Read more…]
Words and photos by Kevin Grasso
With a total of 14 talks from scholars throughout Israel and Canada, and over 60 people in attendance, this year’s Workshop on Biblical Hebrew Linguistics and Philology at the Hebrew University (HU) in Jerusalem was an all-around success. [Read more…]