The work of writing a commentary on a New Testament text includes, almost by definition, the tasks of learning from and engaging with the insights of those who have done that work before you. Commentaries cite other commentaries. Sometimes they do so explicitly, and sometimes the connecting threads between one scholar’s work and that of… Read More On Commentaries and Plagiarism
Denys Turner was Head of the Department of Theology at the University of Bristol when I started undergraduate studies in 1986 and he tried, in vain I fear, to teach me philosophy and some theology. I still remember with much fondness his arrival in an introduction to philosophy class armed with only a dog-eared copy… Read More Public Lecture: Denys Turner on Atheism
I am slowly easing myself into a sustained period of research leave that will run from July–December 2016. The main task, other than a couple of essays due for edited volumes and an SBL paper, is to complete work on a manuscript provisionally entitled Philippians and Friendship: The Relational and Rhetorical Dynamics of a Pauline… Read More Research Leave Curiosity: Wright, Whiteley and German Philippians Scholarship
The Institute for Religion & Critical Inquiry at the Australian Catholic University will again hold an excellent looking series of research seminars this coming semester. The programme is below.
Next Wednesday will see the annual University of Divinity Research Day, hosted here at Pilgrim Theological College /Centre for Theology and Ministry. The full programme can be seen here, but readers of this blog might be especially interested in the papers being offered in biblical studies, long a strength of the University’s research profile. The… Read More University of Divinity Research Day:
Colleagues at the Australian Catholic University have been working hard this year to bring a range of New Testament scholars to Melbourne. Ruben Zimmermann was here earlier in the year, and John Barclay will be heading over in August. Next week Francis Watson will be in town, and as well as some seminars to the… Read More Francis Watson in Melbourne
The Easter break has brought welcome news in relation to my participation in two major conferences later this year. In July I will give a paper at the 2016 ANZATS Conference here in Melbourne entitled “Carrying the Crucified One: Embodied Atonement in 2 Corinthians 4:1–15”. Here is the abstract: Taking its cue from Paul’s remarkable… Read More 2016 Conference Presentations