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Research Seminars in Biblical Studies

Research Seminars in Biblical Studies

(Helen Bond) Its been a bit quiet over the summer, but the new semester is about to start and with it we’re happy to announce an exciting list of biblical studies research seminars. These have been organised by our NT colleague Dr Alison Jack and some may be of interest to CSCO members. As always, all are welcome.

Unless otherwise stated, all seminars will take place in the Martin Hall from 11.15am- 12.30pm.

Week 1- 21st September: Dr Carly Crouch, Lecturer in Hebrew Bible, University of Nottingham, “Israel and the Assyrians”

Week 2- 28th September: Prof Larry Hurtado, “Interactive Diversity:  A Proposed Model of Christian Origins”

Week 3- 5th October– ** Full Day ** Live webcam link to ‘Authenticity Criteria in Historical Jesus Study,’ a conference organised by Drs Chris Keith and Anthony LeDonn and hosted by United Theological Seminary. Speakers include Dale Allison, Mark Goodacre and Loren Stuckenbruck. Due to time differences, in the morning we shall watch a recording of the previous day’s papers, and in the afternoon we shall link up live to the event. Further details to follow.

Week 4- 12th October– Dr Alison Jack, “Reading the Parable of the Prodigal Son with Christina Rossetti”

Week 5- 19th October– Prof Sidnie White Crawford, Willa Cather Professor of Classics and Religious Studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, “The Manuscripts from the Qumran Caves as a Scribal Collection”

Extra Seminar: 24th October– 2pm, Martin Hall- Dr David Moffitt, Assistant Professor of New Testament and Greek, Campbell University Divinity School, “A Non-Supersessionist Reading of the Mosaic Law in Hebrews”

Week 6- 26th October– Julia Snyder (PG), “Talking the Talk(s): Sociolinguistic Variation in Early Christian Narratives”

Week 7-  2nd November– Prof Alex Samely, Professor of Jewish Thought, University of Manchester, “A Database for the Literary Analysis of Ancient Jewish Texts” (see for further information)

Week 8- 9th November– Michael Zolondek (PG), “How Not to Marginalize Data: A Response to Dale C. Allison, Jr. on the Criteria of Authenticity”

Week 9- 16th November– No seminar- SBL

Week 10- 23rd November – Prof Nick Wyatt, “La Longue Durée in the Beef Business”

Week 11- 30th November– Frank Dicken (PG), “A King and Ruler Takes His Stand: Herod’s Role in Luke-Acts in Light of Acts 4:24-28”


  • CSCO Team,
  • 5th September 2012

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