San Francisco, California, USA
London, United Kingdom
The Bible plays an important role in the life of the church as well as in the lives of individual Christians. The emergence of new questions in our contemporary context invites us to read the scriptures with ears attuned to hear afresh what the Spirit is saying to the church. Yet that process is also affected by critical study of the Bible, by new knowledge about the ancient world in which these texts were written, and by greater senstivity to our own contexts as readers.
This seminar will feature presentations by two leading Australian Anglican biblical scholars as well as providing opportunity for in-depth discussion with other participants, using the Open Circles processes.
- Charles Sherlock is the Regional Coordinator (Oceania) for the Anglican Communion's "Bible in the Life of the Church" project. For many years he was a lecturer at Ridley College, Melbourne. His previous significant roles have included serving as editor for A Prayer Book for Australia, and as Executive Officer of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Theological Schools.
- Alan Cadwallader is Senior Lecturer in Biblical Studies at the Australian Catholic University, Canberra. He combines interests in archaeology, Scripture and contemporary issues. His most recent book is the edited collection, Colossae in Space and Time: Linking with an ancient city (Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2011), and is currently working on the politics involved in the translation of the Revised Version.
Morning and afternoon tea provided - BYO lunch.