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Tyndale NT Study Group 2016: call for papers

Door60The Tyndale New Testament Study Group is part of the Tyndale Fellowship for biblical and theological research, based at Tyndale House in Cambridge, and including evangelical scholars from all over the world.

This year’s NT Study Group will be meeting with the other Tyndale groups from 4th to 7th July at High Leigh Conference Centre, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire for the joint Quadrennial Conference. The theme of the whole conference is marriage, family and sexuality. Some aspects of this are currently contentious issues in churches around the world—but we are concerned that such discussion is located in the wider context of what the NT has to say about a whole range of issues concerned human relationships in marriage and family. Alongside the main theme, there will also be space to hear papers on other issues in NT study.

The study group is a great opportunity to engage with the best of evangelical scholarship, and to meet other scholars from around the world.

If you would like to offer a paper, either on the subject of marriage, family and sexual relationships, or on another area of NT study, please send a proposal (of not more than 300 words) to the group’s Secretary, Dr Sarah Whittle swhittle@nazarene.ac.uk by Monday 29th February 2015. We are always interested in hearing from established scholars but also in encouraging younger scholars and those still engaged in initial research. 

The full programme will be published in April on the Tyndale Fellowship website.


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4 Responses to Tyndale NT Study Group 2016: call for papers

  1. Alastair Roberts February 4, 2016 at 9:44 pm #

    I was toying with the idea of offering a paper, but the submission date for the biblical theology group was 29th January (the Ethics and Social Theology was my second choice, but there was no submission date mentioned there). I presumed that it would be the same as the date you mention here, but it had passed by the time I discovered the difference. That said, it is probably beyond my budget this year, but I look forward to hearing various reports on how things went.

    • Ian Paul February 4, 2016 at 10:31 pm #

      The NT group runs separately, and you are not too late for us. (I don’t suppose you are too late for Biblical Theology either.)

      What were you thinking of offering?

      • Alastair Roberts February 5, 2016 at 12:14 am #

        I hadn’t settled on any idea, as I had a number of potential ones in mind (and suggestions that could probably fit within each of the study groups save for the Biblical Archaeology group). Ethics and Social Theology and Biblical Theology would probably be the best fits for most of them, though. Some of the ideas I was (at the most initial stage of) toying with include:

        Biblical and contemporary forms of endogamy and social and subjectivity formation through marriage
        How the relationship between Genesis 1 and 2 bears upon the question of gender
        Circumcision, baptism, the body and sexuality
        The Tabernacle/Temple and the sexual body
        The importance of the womb in biblical narrative typology
        Difference and alterity in Christian and liberal accounts of sex and sexuality
        Erotic kingship in 1 and 2 Samuel
        The significance of class in the Christian masculinity debates
        Sexual symbolism and the Levitical priesthood
        Butlerian performativity and a Christian account of the playfulness of Christian identity
        ‘Sexual identity’ in the Age of Authenticity
        Sexual difference online

        • Ian Paul February 6, 2016 at 2:07 pm #

          Several of those could fit with the OT study group as well. Hope you are able to contribute.

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