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Cities of God? conference schedule and abstracts now available!

We are greatly looking forward to welcoming the speakers and delegates for the ‘Cities of God?’ conference to St Mary’s University, Twickenham in one month’s time, on Friday 22 and Saturday 23 May. The conference schedule and abstracts are now available in pdf format, and can be downloaded from here. This promises to be an exciting and interesting time, with presentations from the perspectives of Classics, New Testament Studies, and Human Geography to illuminate our themes, which are (i) exploring the impact and influence of the ancient Continue reading →

Review: David Starling, UnCorinthian Leadership

        David I. Starling UnCorinthian Leadership: Thematic Reflections on 1 Corinthians Eugene, OR: Cascade/Wipf & Stock, 2014 ISBN 978 1 62032 792 0; $15.00 (paperback; Kindle edition also available) I enjoyed meeting David Starling when he was on research leave at Tyndale House, the research centre in Cambridge where I’m Honorary Research Fellow, a little while ago. During that time he was (among other things) working on this little book (slightly over 100 pages), and he was kind enough to ask his publisher to Continue reading →

A new book on the portrayal of ‘the divine’ in Acts and ancient histories

                          I’ve just received my copy of an interesting new book by Scott Shauf, The Divine in Acts and in Ancient Historiography (Minneapolis: Fortress, 2015)—the link I’ve given takes you to the publisher’s page, which then allows you to visit a Google preview of some of the book. I was asked to say nice things about it for the back cover and, after reading the manuscript, was happy to do so. Here’s the publisher’s information about the book: Scott Shauf compares the portrayal of the divine Continue reading →

An exciting conference on the Greek verb!

This should be a fantastic conference on recent developments in thinking about the Greek verb in relation to exegesis of the New Testament, organised by friends at Tyndale House on 10-11 July 2015 in Cambridge. It has a cracking line up of speakers and combines classicists, linguists and New Testament scholars in a creative way—come! More details here from Chris Fresch, one of the organisers, including a link to the booking form. It’s at an incredibly reasonable price—as Dirk Jongkind puts it, ‘A dirt cheap price for clean, expensive Continue reading →