For those who haven't picked up on the news, you may be interested to know that John Dominic Crossan will be visiting Melbourne later this month to give 3 days worth of lectures, plus a public evening lecture. The organizers of the visit are the Progressive Christian Network here in Victoria. I disagree with lots of what Crossan says (after all he did say 'If I am wrong about the sources then I am wrong about everything') but have huge admiration for other aspects of his work, his concern to be appropriately popular in his writing, and his turn of phrase ('A Galilean hippy in a world of Augustan yuppies' being my favourite.) I will be there for some of the lectures, and would encourage anyone who can to come along.
Further details and registration information can be found here.