The Biblical and Early Christian Studies program hosts a fortnightly research seminar series which showcases outstanding work in the field and nurtures scholarly conversation with participants from Australia and around the world.
Speakers pre-circulate papers on a wide range of topics ranging from the social scientific study of the New Testament to Late Antique philosophy, which is then discussed during the hour-long online meeting.
Title: The Aesthetics of Hope in Late Greek Imperial Literature: Methodius of Olympus' Symposium and the Crisis of the Third Century
The BECS seminar will reconvene in semester 1 2021. We will continue to meet fortnightly, beginning with:
(Professor, Dept. of English Language and Literatures, University of British Columbia; Principal, Green College), Latin Literature and the Church in the Post-Constantinian Empire, to ca.397.
‘The Eusebian New Testament and its Readers’
‘The Gospel of Judas: Fragments of an Anchor Yale Bible Volume’
‘Saved through Christ and in Christ's hands: a new interpretation of en Christō in Paul’
‘Constitution for a New Politeia: Evagrius’ Letters and Instructions’
‘The Sectarian Hypothesis of Qumran Origins at (Nearly) 75 Years: A Review and New Reconstruction’
The Lord’s Supper or the Lion's Share: The Negotiation of Transactional Orders in 1 Cor 11.17-34’
Title: ‘Gregory of Nyssa on Matter’
9:00am-10:00am, 23 July (Melbourne)
12:00-1:00am, 23 July (London)
7:00-8:00pm, 22 July (New York)
Title: ‘Fashioning Mark: Early Christian Discussions about the Scribe and Status of the Second Gospel'
‘The Wisdom of Solomon: A Christian Text?’
Title: ‘Mark, the Long-form Pauline Εὐαγγέλιον’
Title: ‘Who Accused Whom? The Outbreak of the Arian Crisis in the Light of the Contemporary Documents’
Title: ‘What is Political Theology? Biblical Deliberations’
Title: ‘Boundaries and Bridges: Journeys of a Postcolonial Feminist in Biblical Studies’
29 October 2020
30 October 2020
Title: 'Cassian's Therapy of Desire'
Title: The Role of Women in Late Imperial Dialogues: The Body, Desire, and the Intellectual Life'