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Monday, March 31, 2008

BNTC Durham 2008

The 2008 British NT Conference in Durham has been announced. The main papers are as folows:

Professor John M. G. Barclay
'Two Versions of Grace: Romans 9-11 and the Wisdom of Solomon'

Professor Loveday Alexander
'The Myth of the Imprisoned God: Classical Intertextualities in the Acts of the Apostles'

Professor Dale Martin
'Angels, Demons and Paul'

Dr Eddie Adams
'The Earliest Christian Meeting Places'

One thing that has puzzled a few people (myself included) is the number of main speakers. Usually there three but, clearly, the BNTC are advertising four. Nijay Gupta has pointed out why this is: the short papers are being dropped this year (just for this year?).

The seminars groups are as follows:
Synoptic Gospels
Johannine Literature
Book of Acts
Hermeneutics: Theory & Practice
Social World of the NT
NT & Second Temple Judaism
New Testament: Use and Influence
The Catholic Epistles
Book of Revelation

I'm still co-chairing the Jesus session and while I won't give anything away just yet, I think I can fairly say that it is looking like it is going to be a seriously good session with some very impressive speakers. But you'll just have to wait and see won't you...?


Blogger Nijay said...

From my understanding, the addition of a fourth plenary speaker was not pre-planned, but a decision made because Dr. Martin happened to already be in the country and available at that time. My guess is that this will not be a future pattern and that Simultaneous Short Papers will be back on the table, so to speak, for next year. I think some will appreciate another plenary lecture. Others, like myself (especially those who find the SSP to be another avenue for giving a paper), hope to see the short papers again next year.

March 31, 2008

Blogger James Crossley said...

Thanks Nijay, I wondered if that was the reason.

April 03, 2008


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