This is a forum for people with knowledge of the Bible in its original languages to discuss its manuscripts and textual history from the perspective of historic evangelical theology.
Friday, May 11, 2012
Birmingham Conference: "Biblical Texts and Reception History"
The 2nd University of Birmingham
Biblical Studies Postgraduate Day Conference BIBLICAL TEXTS AND RECEPTION HISTORY RETROSPECT AND PROSPECTS
6 June 2012 (Wednesday), 10.00am—3.30pm, European Research Institute (ERI), Ground Floor Pritchatts Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham
The University of Birmingham, in conjunction with the Department of
Theology and Religion, is pleased to announce the Second University of
Birmingham Biblical Studies Day Conference, open to all Postgraduate
Researchers of the University of Birmingham and other Universities.
A number of new perspectives about biblical manuscripts have come to
light in the last 100 years, and this development has presented new
challenges and opportunities that need to be reflected upon, especially
by those in the academe. This conference aims to highlight previous
researches and recent developments in the area of the studies of these
biblical texts and to explore how these texts have been construed
throughout the centuries, and how these affect, if they do, future
studies and reception of the same. To set the parameters for discussion,
we have invited two guest speakers to share their own professional
journeys insofar as the biblical texts are concerned: Prof Larry
Hurtado, Emeritus Professor of New Testament Language, Literature, and
Theology, University of Edinburgh, and, Dr Simon Crisp, Coordinator for
Translation Standards and Scholarly Editions, United Bible Societies
(UBS). Select Papers on the topic from postgraduate researchers across
the UK also highlights the broader implications of this event.