The Letter of James charges us to be doers of the perfect law of Scripture and not hearers only. Like all New Testament texts, James desires not merely to inform his readers but to see them transformed by God’s power at work through the gospel. What does it mean to fulfil the law of Scripture? How should Christians live? What does the New Testament have to say to wider structural and societal conversations about ethics? How do we move from these ancient texts to moral questions today?
The theme for the Tyndale Fellowship New Testament Study Group in 2022 is Ethics and Moral Transformation in the New Testament. We meet from Wednesday 22—Friday 24 June 2022, physically at High Leigh Conference Centre in Hertfordshire, and also online as a hybrid meeting.
We welcome proposals of up to 200 words for papers on topics relating to the theme, which could include (but are not limited to):
- The ethics of a particular NT text or group of texts;
- Treatment of a specific ethical theme or question in a single passage or across several texts;
- Exploration of how we reason morally from Scripture;
- Addressing a contemporary moral issue in light of biblical material;
- The relationship between ethics and protology, or ethics and eschatology, as found in the NT.
We also welcome proposals for papers on any NT topic for an open session. Paper titles and proposals should be sent to the group’s co-chair, Nick Moore ([email protected]), by 31 December 2021.
We plan to publish the full programme in the new year.
We would also be interested to hear expressions of interest in offering papers for the following year (2023) when the theme The Holy Spirit in the New Testament.