Tyndale NT Study Group 2024: Call for papers on Luke-Acts

The theme for the Tyndale Fellowship New Testament Study Group in 2024 is The Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles, and we are meeting from Wednesday 3rd to Friday 5th July 2024 at the excellent conference facility at High Leigh, Hoddesdon, which is in very easy reach of both London and Cambridge.

The two books of the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles together comprise more than a quarter of the New Testament—more than that written by Paul. The gospel sits with the other Synoptics, Matthew and Mark, and yet has important differences from them in terms of style, content and structure, and includes more unique parables of Jesus than either. Acts appears to continue the story, but raises questions of history, practice and belief. To what extent are the examples recorded one-off episodes or patterns for continued practice?

We invite proposals of up to 200 words for papers on topics relating to the theme, which could include (but are not limited to) questions around the narrative shape of either book, issues of theological perspective, questions of history and context, and the interpretation and reception of these books.

We are anticipating that, depending on the range of subjects covered, the papers might well form the core of a publication following the conference.

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 Friday 15th December 2023.

We plan to publish the full programme in the new year.

Topics for future years are planned as follows:

2025: Eschatology in the New Testament

2026: Paul and Judaism

2027: Revelation and apocalyptic in the New Testament

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8 thoughts on “Tyndale NT Study Group 2024: Call for papers on Luke-Acts”

  1. Joseph F. Kelly said
    Luke had a great insight that changed Christianity. He recognized that the world would not end immediately. Jesus had died a half century before Luke wrote, and he believed that by constantly delaying the Second Coming, God had revealed his true plan, that is, to create the Church.

    Jonathan Edwards wrote
    The creation of the world seems to have been especially for this end, that the eternal Son of God might obtain a spouse towards whom he might fully exercise the infinite benevolence of his nature, and to whom he might, as it were, open and pour forth all that immense fountain of condescension, love, and grace that was in his heart.

    The Origins of Christmas, Liturgical Press.

    • Is this the same Jonathan Edwards, an ‘evangelical’ Calvinist, who preached God’s absolute sovereignty in the work of salvation? Who preached that while it behoved God to create man pure and without sin, it was of his “good pleasure” and “mere and arbitrary grace” for him to grant any person the faith necessary to incline him or her toward holiness, and that God might deny this grace without any disparagement to any of his character? A man whose preaching resulted in suicide amongst those who believed they were inexorable damned? Edwards attributed such deaths to Satan?

  2. Happy Jack
    September 7, 2023 at 3:01 am
    Dear HJ
    I fear that you have become a little unhinged; perhaps due to lack of sleep?
    Immediately after the” become as little children” discourse Luke records; –
    9:49 And John answered and said, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name; and we forbad him, because he followeth not with us.
    9:50 And Jesus said unto him, “forbid him not: for he that is not against us is for us”.
    And further “No man doing a good work in my name can be evil spoken of”
    Take care HJ, people in glass houses should take care when throwing stones.

  3. Geoff
    September 7, 2023 at 8:32 am
    Once again Geoff for this excellent link to the History [channel]
    If only the church would learn from history there would be fewer concerns about church decline and apostasy.

  4. Perhaps they should discuss ‘Son of Man’ in Luke as I see Bauckham has released a new book on the subject, and which seems to say no Jewish literature viewed the figure as divine in any way, but purely human.

  5. Ian, Re: “2027 Revelation and apocalyptic in the New Testament”

    This is forward planning — but does it mean revelation of the “apocalyptic” in the NT —as often employed in contemporary biblical theology by ‘conflict’ theologians — that is, the relationship between humankind and Satan and the conflict between Satan and Christ.

    Or is it about the book of Revelation and end times?



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