Peter Wick (Bochum) On ‘Judas’

It was a SUPER interesting paper- Judas als Prophet wider Willen in Mt 27,1-10.  And just to add to the fun, Markus Barth’s daughter was in the gang and there was a good bit of chatter about the Barth family and its extent before the paper was delivered.

If you missed it… well, what can I say, you missed a great time.

Wick has a book coming next year from Brill.  Watch for it.

Netherlandish Carved Altarpieces: An International Conference

May 12-14th via Zoom, Netherlandish Carved Altarpieces: An International Conference

A collaborative effort between the CRRS and the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Art, the conference brings together scholars from around the world to focus on this aspect of early modern artistic production.

Register and see the program here: https://crrs.ca/altarpieces/

Reminder: Meeter Center Webinar on Our New Book, ‘Heinrich Bullinger’

Hope you’ve signed up.  Meeter Center posted on 1 April-
Happy Friday, everyone! Our webinar series featuring recently-published works in Reformation studies is going from strength to strength. After an excellent webinar featuring Hal Parker and Nick Terpstra on global Calvinism, our next one is scheduled for Thursday, April 21, at 1 PM, and will be led by Donald McKim and Jim West, speaking on their recent work, _Heinrich Bullinger: An Introduction to his Life and Theology_ published by Cascade Books in February 2022. Come find out more about the process of distilling Bullinger’s thought into an accessible and engaging study under two hundred pages!
The Signup Genius link is below. As usual, please scroll down to the very bottom to push the submit and sign up button. We look forward to seeing you on the 21st!

Webinar Reminder: The Meeter Center

Happy Friday, everyone! Our webinar series featuring recently-published works in Reformation studies is going from strength to strength. After an excellent webinar featuring Hal Parker and Nick Terpstra on global Calvinism, our next one is scheduled for Thursday, April 21, at 1 PM, and will be led by Donald McKim and Jim West, speaking on their recent work, _Heinrich Bullinger: An Introduction to his Life and Theology_ published by Cascade Books in February 2022. Come find out more about the process of distilling Bullinger’s thought into an accessible and engaging study under two hundred pages!
The Signup Genius link is below. As usual, please scroll down to the very bottom to push the submit and sign up button. We look forward to seeing you on the 21st!

Enoch Seminar Conference Announcement: ‘Speaking of the Pharisees’

Recent scholarship, including The Pharisees (Eerdmans; 2021), recognizes both the historical role of the Pharisees within the life of early Judaism and the eventual merging of “Pharisee” and “Jew” in our cultural imagination. However, this research has not yet found a place in popular discourse, where “Pharisee” and “pharisaic” remain terms of disapprobation and where such negative usage can convey antisemitic impressions. How do we as scholars and laity speak of the Pharisees?

Join us from 2-3:30pm (EDT) on 28 April for “Speaking of the Pharisees,” a virtual interreligious event that explores this question with experts from around the world. This event is organized by the Enoch Seminar in collaboration with the International Council of Christians and Jews, the Society of Biblical Literature, the American Jewish Committee, and many other organizations.

Info

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The Next Meeter Center Reformation Webinar: April 21- Featuring a New Book about Heinrich Bullinger

Dear all,

Our webinar series featuring recently-published works in Reformation studies is going from strength to strength. After an excellent webinar featuring Hal Parker and Nick Terpstra on global Calvinism, our next one is scheduled for Thursday, April 21, at 1 PM, and will be led by Donald McKim and Jim West, speaking on their recent work, Heinrich Bullinger: An Introduction to his Life and Theology published by Cascade Books in February 2022.

Come find out more about the process of distilling Bullinger’s thought into an accessible and engaging study under two hundred pages! The Signup Genius link is below. As usual, please scroll down to the very bottom to push the submit and sign up button. We look forward to seeing you on the 21st!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A084CA4A62FA6FA7-reformation1

All the best,

Karin Maag

Dr. Karin Maag
Director, H. Henry Meeter Center
Hekman Library, 1855 Knollcrest Circle SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Inscription, Touch, and Worship in the Synagogue of Dura Europos, a lecture by Prof. Karen Stern

MONDAY, APRIL 11, 2022 AT 11:45 AM EDT

The murals of the assembly hall at Dura Europos are unprecedented in ancient synagogues, simultaneously reflecting and projecting visual modes of biblical interpretation for their audiences. Seeing was not the only medium of experiencing devotional landscapes in ancient Syria, as there were other sensory means by which visitors meaningfully engaged with their elaborately decorated surroundings to perceive, encounter, and interact with the holy and each other.

This talk reimagines this reality, by considering the significance of additional types of sensory experiences historically conducted in the Dura synagogue, as mediated through properties of touch. It argues that reconsiderations of archaeological evidence for ancient peoples’ interfaces with the walls and architecture of the Dura synagogue, as documented by unofficial inscriptions, drawings, and modifications to the paintings, allows us to theorize, in new ways, about ancient relationships between visitors, their devotional activities, the paintings they regarded, and their tactile encounters with the divine.

email to register: secretary@aias.org.uk

Women Remembered – An Online Talk with Helen Bond and Joan Taylor

You can sign up here.

Inspired by their popular Channel 4 documentary, two professors-turned-detectives sift through biblical texts and popular beliefs to uncover the real stories of Jesus’ female disciples

Do you think that Jesus only surrounded himself with men? Think again.

At this online Zoom event Helen Bond and the Joan Taylor discuss their new publication Women Remembered: Jesus’ Female Disciples.

Women Remembered digs into biblical texts, the representation of women in art, and the way they have been remembered in inscriptions and archaeology – exposing misogyny and offering alternative and unexpected ways of appreciating them as disciples, apostles, teachers, messengers and church-founders. Bond and Taylor explore the way in which Mary the mother of Jesus, Mary Magdalene, Mary, Martha and a whole host of other women have been remembered by posterity, noting how many were silenced, tamed or slurred by innuendo – though occasionally they get to slay dragons.

Meeter Center Lecture Series: “Pierre Allix (1641-1717) Pastor at Charenton: Preparation for the Lord’s Supper”

“Pierre Allix (1641-1717) Pastor at Charenton: Preparation for the Lord’s Supper”

According to Philip Benedict, one of the key areas of Huguenot publications during the seventeenth century were devotional books designed to help prepare believers to partake of the Lord’s Supper. The pastors at the great temple at Charenton which served the Reformed community in Paris were at the forefront of these efforts. Jean Claude, the famous Charenton pastor at the time of the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685, also took his turn at this type of devotional literature in 1682 with his _L’examen de soy-mesme pour se bien preparer à la communion_. Claude’s treatise experienced a brief period in the sun for the first two years after its initial publication with seven French and one English edition. His colleague Pierre Allix penned a similar work, _Preparation à la Sainte Cene_. Allix saw his own work go through three editions in French and one in English. This presentation will focus on Allix and his _Preparation à la Sainte Cene_, showing how he contributed to the literature and practice of preparing for the Lord’s Supper for French Protestants.

The presentation will be followed by a time of questions and discussion. This event will take place on Friday, August 13th at 1:00 PM Eastern time. Please use the signup link below to register. Note that you need to check the box at the bottom of the page before hitting “submit.” If you cannot attend but would like to receive a link to the recording, please email me at ds56@calvin.edu. Participants will receive a link to the zoom portal on the day before the event.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A084CA4A62FA6FA7-meeter4