PAVONe

Via NASCAS I learned of the following web resource: I am pleased to inform you that [the] Digital humanities Center at the University of Balamand has publicly and successfully launched “PAVONe”, Platform of the Arabic Versions of the New Testament. The following is a general overview of the database : The “About” section: It includes a [Read More…]

British New Testament Conference 2017 Call for Papers

CALL FOR PAPERS The British New Testament Society Annual Conference St Patrick’s College, Maynooth 31st August – 2nd September 2017 Proposals for papers are invited for the British New Testament Conference 2017 to be held in Maynooth, Ireland from Thursday 31st August – Saturday 2nd September. Paper proposals of not more than 300 words should [Read More…]

Christian Architecture

The only true Christian architecture of the first century was one of living stones and not of brick or mortar. This community-centered ideal accompanied the development of Christianity from its rural Jewish origins into the urban Gentile mission. Edward Foley, Foundations of Christian Music: The Music of Pre-Constantinian Christianity, p.52. [Read more…]

Call for Papers: Mapping Transformations Towards a Christian Late Antiquity

Via Gerhard van den Heever: New Testament Society of South Africa: Early Christian Studies Subgroup Inaugural Session: 9—12 April 2017, University of Stellenbosch. Call for Papers Mapping Transformations Towards a Christian Late Antiquity   Paper proposals are invited that address the theme of the inaugural session of the Early Christian Studies subgroup of the New [Read More…]

Bultmann vs. Miller

I was surprised to read a post by Richard Miller on the blog Debunking Christianity, which highlights the work of Rudolf Bultmann, only to really misunderstand/misrepresent what Bultmann was saying. Miller writes: The question I pose here at Debunking Christianity is this: After following all channels and tributaries of such myths as one honestly interrogates [Read More…]

Test Your Memory of the Memory Conference

Chris Keith and Steve Walton drew attention to the videos that have been made available of the papers read at the conference about memory and Jesus at St. Mary’s University. I’m delighted these have been made available, since I wanted to attend the conference but was unable to. But what I’d really like is for [Read More…]

Zondervan eBook Gospel Commentaries Sale

For those who want to add some Evangelical New Testament commentaries to their ebook collection, Zondervan currently has a sale which begins today and runs until the end of the week: 80% off the usual price of select commentaries. Take a look and see if any of them interest you. Below are some of the ones [Read More…]

SNTS: Third Main Paper and Simultaneous Short Papers

After lunch, Risto Uro spoke about the use of cognitive science in the study of early Christianity. He began by paying hommage to his own Doktorvater, Heikki Räisänen, who advocated a religious studies approach to New Testament studies. He then moved on to contextualize his argument against the backdrop of the study of the phenomenon [Read More…]

SNTS: Second Main Paper and Seminar

Today’s program started with a service in French. Very few members attend any of these chapel services, but today it was interesting to notice that almost everyone who was there was not a native speaker of French. Next on the program was the second main paper of the conference, by Paula Fredriksen, asking “How Jewish [Read More…]

SNTS: Seminar, Main Paper, Disputed Questions

The rest of the day featured three major components. The topical seminars had their first meeting. I am signed up for the one focused on the Gospel of John. The first seminar paper in this section was by Anni Hentschel and focused on intertextual relationships between John and the Synoptics, with particular attention to the [Read More…]

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