Summer Biblical Study (Oxford)
I give notice again this year of the programme of the Summer Biblical Study in Oxford, 27 July — 01 August 2014, sponsored by the Vacation Term for Biblical Study. This year, there will be a packed one-week programme that includes Old Testament and New Testament lectures focused on biblical texts, other lectures concerned with the interpretation/use of the Bible, e.g., the use of the OT in Handel’s oratorios, and lectures on images in modern Jewish art.
Professor Alister McGrath’s lecture, “Irrigating Deserts: C.S. Lewis and the Reading of Scripture,” will commence the programme. Accommodations in St. Anne’s College (Oxford) are very comfortable and within easy walking distance to the heart of Oxford.
It’s a great way for “lay” folk to upgrade their biblical studies and for ministers to do a bit of “professional development.” Also, those (e.g., from North America) planning a UK summer holiday-visit might take in this Summer Biblical Study week as well.
You can peruse the brochure here: VTBS 2014 brochure.