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Friday, May 09, 2008

Nottingham Conference on Ratzinger's Jesus of Nazareth

The Dept of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Nottingham are running a conference on Razinger's book on the historical Jesus, 'The Pope and Jesus of Nazareth' (19th and 20th June 2008). This is a paper I've particularly enjoyed working on. There are also some heavyweight scholars on the programme. Should be very good fun, I think. Here are the papers:

19th June

Keynote Address: Archbishop Javier Martínez (Granada): ‘Christ of history, Jesus of Faith

Questions and Discussion (chaired by Prof. John Milbank)

20th June

Session 1: Perspectives from Biblical Scholarship

Prof. Walter Moberly (Durham): ‘The Use of the Old Testament in Jesus of Nazareth

Prof. Markus Bockmuehl (Oxford): ‘Lessons learned from Reading Scripture with Pope Benedict’

Dr Roland Deines (Nottingham): ‘Can the “Real” Jesus be Identified with the Historical Jesus?’

Session 2: Perspectives from Systematic Theology

Prof. Henri-Jérôme Gagey (Paris): ‘Between Theology and History: A Question of Epistemology’

Olivier-Thomas Venard OP (Jerusalem): ‘Does the Jesus of the Synoptic Gospels really say nothing different from the Prologue of John?’

Dr Simon Oliver (Lampeter): Jesus and Eucharistic Exchange: Reflections on Cudworth and Ratzinger’

Dr Angus Paddison (Nottingham), ‘Following Jesus with Pope Benedict’

Session 3: Panel Groups

Panel 1:
Dr Richard H. Bell (Nottingham): ‘On the Transfiguration’

Dr Douglas Knight (London): ‘Benedict on the Whole Christ’

Panel 2:
Dr Jane Heath (Aberdeen): ‘Burckhardt’s Greeks and Ratzinger’s Jesus’

Dr James Crossley (Sheffield): ‘Historical Criticism and the Construction of Judaism in Ratzinger’s Jesus of Nazareth’

Panel 3:
Luke Tallon (St. Andrews), ‘The Evangelical Dialogic of Joseph Ratzinger’s Own, Personal Jesusbild

Martin Bauspieß (Tübingen), ‘Event and Testimony’

William Daniel (Nottingham), ‘Whose Jesus? Which Christology?’

Session 4: Historical, Jewish and Muslim Readings

Prof. Geza Vermes FBA (Oxford): ‘A Historian’s Perspective on the Pope’s Jesus’

Prof. Mona Siddiqui (Glasgow): ‘Seeing the Face of the Lord – Hope or Heresy?’

Session 5: Final Reflections

Fr Fergus Kerr OP (Edinburgh): ‘Reckoning with the Originality of Jesus: Where Did Christology Come from?


Blogger Esteban Vázquez said...

What a conference! It's such a shame that some of us are so far away.

May 09, 2008

Blogger J. B. Hood said...

Congrats on ManU taking care of business. I reckon Drogba cost his team mightily...and I'm glad Giggs got his after being denied by Cech; shame Cech had to lose, what a game he had.

May 21, 2008


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