Tyndale NT Study Group 27–29 June 2018: the Gospel of John

We have a really interesting line-up of papers for the NT Study Group this year focussing on the Gospel of John. Do come and join us to engage in some world-class scholarship!

The 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 at Tyndale House from 27th to 29th June 2018 (one week earlier than in previous years). The study group is a great opportunity to engage with the best of evangelical scholarship, and to meet other scholars from around the world. One of those attending last year commented:

I thoroughly recommend the conference as an opportunity to do serious biblical reflection in a faith-filled context.

(You can read his full reflection here).

If you would to book to attend the conference, you can do this through the newly updated site for the Tyndale NT Study group. There is an ‘early bird’ discount running until 30th April 2018. 

The programme is as follows:


Andy Byers, University of Durham:
‘Theosis’ and ‘the Jews’: Divine and Ethnic Identity in the Fourth Gospel 
(Tyndale NT Lecture for 2018)

Richard Bauckham, University of Cambridge
Cana in the Gospel of John

Pete Phillips, University of Durham:
Seeing, Believing, Abiding: Experiential, Conceptual and Post-Conceptual notions of Faith in the Fourth Gospel.

Bruce Henning, Trinity College, Bristol:
The Rhetorical Effect of Typology Shifting in John 12:38-41

Chris Seglenieks, Bible College of South Australia:
Faith and Narrative: A Two-Level Reading of Belief in the Gospel of John

Tom Wilson:
Reading John in the company of “the Jews”

Charlie Butler, Oak Hill College, London:
John 4 For All Christians? Integrating feminist insights with a developing paradigm of the Fourth Gospel’s audience

Chris Porter, Ridley College, Melbourne:
Will the Real Johannine Community Please Stand Up? Assessing the Johannine Community from a Social Identity approach.

Matthew Williams, University of Durham:
The Johannine Literature and Socio-Economic Ethics

Cor Bennema, Union School of Theology:
Moral Transformation in the Gospel of John

J W Bunce:
St John’s Gospel: Liturgy of a Primitive Christian Synagogue


Do come and join us in Cambridge!

Themes for future years will be:

  • 2019: Writing, orality and the composition of the NT canon
  • 2020: a theological theme in the NT (tbc)

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4 thoughts on “Tyndale NT Study Group 27–29 June 2018: the Gospel of John”

  1. This interests me. I am not a professional NT scholar, but it has struck me that perhaps, when we’re on “John and ‘the Jews'”, that John’s “anti-Jewish” polemic is an internal matter; something like Ezekiel’s telling Judah that “Your father was an Amorite and your mother a Hittite”–a prophetic lawsuit rather than the mark of the final rupture of church and synagogue. Is there a volume published on this meeting, or are the papers available for reading and citing?

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