This week at Edinburgh: Barclay on ancient gift-giving and Paul’s theology of grace

Standard

Image

(Matthew Novenson) Our Biblical Studies Research Seminar speaker for this week is Prof. John M. G. Barclay, Lightfoot Professor of Divinity at the University of Durham. Prof. Barclay is very well known for his research on the Pauline epistles, Flavius Josephus, and ancient Diaspora Judaism. He is presently undertaking a major research project on ancient perspectives on gift-giving and the apostle Paul’s theology of grace (Greek charis, or “gift”). The first volume of this study, Paul and the Gift, is due out from Eerdmans in 2013. Fittingly, his paper title for Friday’s seminar is “Paul and the Gift: Gift-Theory, Grace, and Critical Moments in the Interpretation of Paul.” The seminar meets on Friday at 11:15 in the Martin Hall, New College. As ever, visitors are very welcome.

Advertisements

2 responses »

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s