Category: Conferences

Marriage and Family: A Conference


Am Pfingstmontag fand in der Pontificia Università Gregoriana in Rom ein Studientag der Französischen, Schweizer und Deutschen Bischofskonferenz statt. Als »Illuminaten« wurden die Teilnehmer, darunter alle Synodenbischöfe der drei Länder, karikiert, als potentielle Schismatiker wurden sie verdächtigt. Jetzt sind die Texte publik – auf Italienisch, Französisch und Deutsch. Alle können sich ein eigenes Urteil bilden, ob Reformanstöße gegeben oder Irrwege beschritten worden sind.

Einen der Vorträge hielt Prof. Dr. Thomas Söding von der Katholisch-Theologischen Fakultät der Ruhr-Universität Bochum. Seine Schlußpointe: »Je klarer und attraktiver das christliche Leitbild der Ehe und der Familie wird, desto eher wird es auch möglich sein, mit Menschen, die keine solche Hochzeit feiern können, Wege zu finden, als glückliches Paar in der Kirche leben zu können.«

Hier geht es zum vollständigen Dokument.

Via Lehrstuhl für Neues Testament on FB.

And yet Again, Once More: Discount Hotels in Atlanta Near the SBL Main Venue

atlantaSometimes people would like to attend the Annual Meeting but the cost of the official hotels can be daunting.  And for many, downright prohibitive.  Accordingly, a friend in Atlanta who knows the area has provided a list of alternative hotels close to the Annual Meeting locations: Atlanta Alternative Hotels.  You can download that PDF and have a list of hotels, locations, prices, and website contact as well as phone numbers.

2015 Barth Conference Videos

Thanks to Chris Tilling for mentioning this on the twitter:

  1. 2015 Annual Karl Barth Conference: Lecture, Richard Bauckham
  2. 2015 Annual Karl Barth Conference: Lecture, Beverly Roberts Gaventa
  3. 2015 Annual Karl Barth Conference: Lecture, Bruce McCormack
  4. 2015 Annual Karl Barth Conference: Lecture, Karlfried Froehlich

There are others at the link above but these are those which interested me.

Conference Announcement: “Ad Fontes, Ad Futura: Erasmus’ Bible and the Impact of Scripture”

In celebration of upcoming 500th anniversary of Erasmus’ Greek text and the Reformation, the Department of Theology at HBU, in conjunction with the Dunham Bible Museum, is pleased to host the conference “Ad Fontes, Ad Futura: Erasmus’ Bible and the Impact of Scripture”, February 25-27, 2016.

The conference will focus on textual and historical issues regarding the development of the Bible and its impact on society. Keynote speakers include Craig Evans (Houston Baptist University), Timothy George (Beeson Divinity School, Samford University), Herman Selderhuis (Theological University Apeldoorn) and Daniel Wallace (Dallas Theological Seminary). The plenary talks are free and open to the public.

The conference will also have a number of short papers discussing the development of the Bible and its impact on society. There will be issued shortly a call for papers addressing topics such as: the historical context of the creation of the Bible especially in its textual traditions, the history of the Greek text, Bible translation, the formation of the canon, the Bible in the Reformation and post-Reformation period.

And more.

The SBL Southeast Call for Papers

Dear Colleague,

The call for papers for the 2016 SECSOR meeting in Atlanta, Georgia is now available.

Come and join us in Atlanta, GA for the Southeastern Commission for the Study of Religion (SECSOR) Regional meeting on March 4–6, 2016!

The following sections and program units invite members/participants who wish to present a paper or coordinate a session to submit the Proposal Submission Form available on the SECSOR website ( along with proposals to the appropriate section chairs by October 5, 2015. Proposals should consist of a 1-2 page description of the presentation unless otherwise requested in the call for a particular section.

Each member/participant is limited to ONE (1) proposal, although a member may submit the same proposal to multiple sections. If a member submits a proposal to multiple sections, the relevant sections must be ranked as first or second choice on the Proposal Submission Form. Proposals for joint sessions as listed in the call should be sent to all involved section chairs, as directed, but do not have to be ranked.

Please note that, unless otherwise indicated, papers must be of such a length as can be presented within twenty (20) minutes, typically. Planned use of audio-visual equipment must be noted on the submission form. SECSOR will provide only a limited number of AV rooms with screen, cart, and power cords. Presenters must bring their own projection, audio, and other support equipment. It is imperative that we have all information concerning AV equipment on the proposal forms in order to insure presentations have the support needed. It is not possible to accommodate AV needs once meeting room assignments have been determined.

The copying of handouts is the responsibility of the presenter. All program participants must be registered for the meetings.

Annie Barfield Tinsley, PhD
SBL Regional Coordinator, Southeast Region
Assistant Professor New Testament
Shaw University Divinity School

British New Testament Society Registration Update


I am pleased to report that the glitch on the website for booking this year’s conference has now been fixed. We have extended the discounted booking rate to the 8th July. Bookings can be made here:

Best wishes,

Dr Paul Middleton
Secretary, The British New Testament Society