Durham University is hosting a conference next month that considers the question of how best to integrate historical and theological exegesis. The presenters and responders comprise a list of heavy hitters in contemporary biblical scholarship, so you would be remiss to let this one pass by. Here’s a synopsis:
This international theological conference will host a discussion concerning how to integrate historical and theological concerns in the interpretation of the Bible. The conference will take place from 8.45am to 5.30pm on Monday 18 June, and from 9.00am to 3.00pm on Tuesday 19 June 2018, in the Pemberton Building on Palace Green in Durham. The conference will feature six plenary addresses from scholars whose work has featured this integration. General discussion follows each address, initiated by a selected respondent. Plenary speakers include: David Ford, Grant Macaskill, Kathy Grieb, Wesley Hill, Richard Briggs, and Walter Moberly. Respondents for each address include: John Barclay, Darren Sarisky, Angus Paddison, Loveday Alexander, Elizabeth Shively, and Francis Watson.
I plan on attending, and hope to provide a debrief of the event here on theLAB. If you are able to make it to Durham for the conference, you can register here.