Alistair Wilson on the Edinburgh ‘Power, Authority and Canon’ conference

Many thanks to Alistair Wilson of Highland Theological College (University of the Highlands and Islands) for this valuable report on the ‘Power, Authority and Canon’ conference at New College, Edinburgh on 6 May. Yesterday, I returned to New College, Edinburgh, where I did my undergraduate studies, for a day conference on the theme of ‘Power, Authority and Canon’. Many thanks to Steve for the invitation to write a short report about this conference for this blog. As of the time of writing (11 May), the programme and abstracts 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 →