Learning opportunities in Biblical Studies for 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.