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