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Learning opportunities in Biblical Studies for 2013

February 15, 2013

Anthony Le Donne has announced a forthcoming online course, “Portraits of Jesus,” that will cover representations of Jesus in texts, art, film, music down the centuries.  The course is credit-bearing, through the University of the Pacific.  For more information, go to Le Donne’s blog-site here.

I also give another reminder of a regular residential study-programme that I’ve always found impressive:  The Vacation Term for Biblical Study, a two-week scheme run in Oxford each summer.  This year’s dates are 27 July — 10 August.  As usual, the programme is sited in St. Anne’s College.  The courses can be taken with residence in St. Anne’s or on their own for non-residents.  This year’s programme will feature a key-note address by Christopher Rowland, and week 1 courses on “Prophecy in the Hebrew Bible and the Ancient World” (Lena Tiemeyer, “the Book of Revelation” (Ian Boxall).  Week 2 courses are “Leviticus:  A Tract for our Times” (John Rogerson) and “New Testament and the Environment: a Hermeneutical Ethical Challenge” (David Horrell).   In addition, in week 1 there are three special lectures by Charlotte Roueche, “Meaning in Stones: the Contribution of Inscriptions to our Understanding of the Early Christian World,” and in week 2 three lectures by Morna Hooker, “St Paul: his Understanding of the Church as God’s Holy People.”  For more information, consult the VTBS web-site here.

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