Bible and Spirituality Symposium in England

I have just finished participating in a stimulating international symposium on the Bible and (Christian) spirituality at the University of Gloucestershire in Cheltenham, England. It was sponsored by the University’s Centre for the Bible and Spirituality and the British Bible Society. Participants and topics included (not the full list):

  • Stephen Barton (retired, Durham): Joy in Luke-Acts and Paul
  • Richard Briggs (Cranmer Hall, Durham): Daniel as spiritual reader of Scripture
  • Stephen Chapman (Duke): The Amalek texts and Christian spirituality
  • Ellen Davis (Duke): Literal Jerusalem in Christian spirituality
  • Pieter de Villiers (Free State, S. Africa): Love in Galatians
  • Andrew Lincoln (Gloucestershire): Colossians and spiritual formation
  • Gordon McConville (Gloucestershire): Spiritual formation through the Psalms
  • Walter Moberly (Durham): Job and spiritual wisdom
  • Lloyd Pietersen (Gloucestershire): Spirituality of persecution in 2 Tim and the Anabaptist martyrs
  • Sandra Schneiders (GTU Berkeley): Method in NT spirituality
  • and yours truly: The this-worldliness of NT spirituality

The conversation was wonderful, collegial, and promising. The papers will be published in a volume from Wipf and Stock, due out in about a year.

5 Responses to “Bible and Spirituality Symposium in England”

  1. Myra Rehagen says:

    God wants us to see the awesome things that we have in Him. He wants the eyes of our heart and our understanding to be enlightened so that we might know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe.

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  5. Roger says:

    G’Day! Michaeljgorman,
    Thanks, on a related note, The bible teaches us, Jesus justifies the ungodly. Christ died for the ungodly and for sinners. He came to seek and to save that which was lost. The righteous need not a physician, but they who are sick. If we could have been righteous within ourselves, the physician would not have came. We could never live good enough to be accepted of God by our own works of righteousness. Therefore, Jesus came and paid our sin debt for us to justify the ungodly.

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