Conference 2011

'Can These Bones Live?' - Reading the Bible Today

bible bones

Tuesday 12 to Friday 15 July 2011
at High Leigh Conference Centre

Chair: Prof Adrian Thatcher

Secretary: Revd John Goldsmith

Chaplain: Revd Justin Dodd

In the year of the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James Bible, this conference will focus on reading the Bible now in new and inspiring ways. It will explore how Christians are to be positive, faithful readers of the scriptures today.

Further information - questions answered by Adrian Thatcher.

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Please note: there is now a waiting list for places. Cancellations do occur and additional rooms may become available so bookings are still being accepted, but only on a provisional basis.

Speakers

(confirmed but subject to change)

Tuesday

Adrian Thatcher
Adrian Thatcher

After the Authorised Version: Reading the Bible 400 Years On

Adrian Thatcher is Visiting Professor in Theology at the University of Exeter. He is author of The Savage Text: The Use and Abuse of the Bible (Wiley-Blackwell, 2008).

Christopher Rowland
Christopher Rowland

William Blake and the King James Version of the Bible

Christopher Rowland is Dean Ireland's Professor of the Exegesis of Holy Scripture at the University of Oxford. The latest of his many books is Blake and the Bible (Yale University Press, 2011).

Wednesday

Susannah Cornwall
Susannah Cornwall

Contextual Bible Study: A Case Study with Homeless and Vulnerably-Housed People

Dr Susannah Cornwall is Honorary Research Fellow in Theology at the University of Exeter. Her new book Sex and Uncertainty in the Body of Christ (Equinox) was published in December 2010.

Francesca Stavrakopoulou
Francesca Stavrakopoulou

God's Ex-Wife: What Price Monotheism?

Dr Francesca Stavrakopoulou is Senior Lecturer in Hebrew Bible at the University of Exeter. Her most recent book is Land of Our Fathers: The Roles of Ancestor Veneration in Biblical Land Claims (T & T Clark, 2010). She is presenter of the BBC TV documentary series The Bible's Buried Secrets.

John Barton
John Barton

The New Atheism: Reflections of a Biblical Scholar

Revd Professor John Barton is Oriel and Laing Professor of the Interpretation of Holy Scripture at the University of Oxford. His latest book is The Bible, The Basics (Routledge, 2010).

Thursday

Gerard Loughlin
Gerard Loughlin

The Bible and Film

Gerard Loughlin is Professor in the Department of Theology and Religion at the University of Durham. He is the author of Alien Sex: The Body and Desire in Cinema and Theology (Blackwell, 2004).

Maggi Dawn
Maggi Dawn

The Bible, Culture and the Arts

Revd Dr Maggi Dawn is Chaplain and Fellow in Theology at Robinson College, Cambridge. She is the author of The Writing on the Wall: High Art, Popular Culture and the Bible (Hodder & Stoughton, 2010).

Friday

Alison Milbank
Alison Milbank

Apocalyptic readings: the Bible and the Novel

Alison Milbank is Associate Professor of Theology at the University of Nottingham, specializing in Literature and Theology. Her well known book Chesterton and Tolkien as Theologians (T & T Clark) was re-printed in 2009.