I have just received notification of this event from Simon Woodman and Helen Reynolds at Cardiff Baptist College. They write:
The ‘plainly revealed’ Word of God? Baptist Hermeneutics in theory and practice.
Baptists have always been proud to declare their reliance on scripture. However in the light of the plethora of internationally renowned twentieth century British Baptist biblical scholars, there is surprising absence of overt reflection on the practice of Baptist hermeneutics. This colloquium will therefore provide an opportunity to explore the theory and practice of Baptist hermeneutics, consisting primarily of contributions from current British Baptist scholars, enhanced by insights from international participants. It is anticipated that an edited volume will arise from the colloquium, exploring both the distinctives of a Baptist approach to scripture, and the application of this approach to specific texts."
The list of currently confirmed participants, in addition to ourselves, is:
Paul Fiddes (Regent’s Park College, Oxford)
Sean Winter (Northern Baptist College, Manchester)
Simon Perry (Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church, London)
Mikeal Parsons (Baylor University)
Bill Bellinger (Baylor University)
Alan Culpepper (Mercer University)
Brian Brock (Aberdeen University) – Who will write a response chapter in the published volume
The proposed date for the colloquium is Tuesday 20th – Thursday 22nd January 2009.
I am really pleased that Simon and Helen have been able to get this project off the ground, and I am really looking forward to being involved.