Forthcoming events

The 19th ICBI annual lecture 23rd May 2019 by Craig Bartholomew

This year’s lecture will be given by Dr Craig Bartholomew, Director of The Kirby Laing Institute for Christian Ethics in Cambridge.  The theme of the lecture will be “The View from Sinai: Sinai and Public Theology”:

The Sinai event or covenant (Exodus 19-24) is central to the Old Testament and to Jewish and Christian tradition. The lecture will explore the explosive view of the world embodied in the Sinai event and its relevance to public life, including education, today. 

Craig is the author of many books and recently completed his God Who Acts in History? The Sinai Event.

ICBI annual lecture 2019

God’s Court and Courtiers in the Book of the Watchers: Re-interpreting Heaven in 1 Enoch 1-36 (November 2017).

Watchers

In November 2017 Professor Esler publishes his latest monograph, God’s Court and Courtiers in the Book of the Watchers: Re-interpreting Heaven in 1 Enoch 1-36  with Cascade Books in Eugene, Oregon. The book argues that heaven in 1 Enoch 1-36 is not, as is generally thought, modelled on the Jerusalem temple, with the angels like priests, but instead is based on the courts and courtiers of ancient Near Eastern and Hellenistic kings. This allows a fresh reading of most of the main phenomena in 1 Enoch 1-36 and the postulation of a new approach to Enochic authorship located in non-temple scribal group.

ICBI Annual Lecture 2017

Prof Janet Soskice, President of Jesus College, Cambridge presents ‘The Names and the Name of God- have we got it all wrong?’ on Monday 22 May 2017 from 7.30pm in TC001 at Francis Close Hall campus.

‘Hellenistic Jewish Biblical Interpretation- cultural assimilation or subversion? The Exagoge as a test case’

Prof Susan Docherty from Newman University, Birmingham presents ‘Hellenistic Jewish Biblical Interpretation- cultural assimilation or subversion? The Exagoge as a test case’ on Tuesday 28 February 2017 from 4.15pm in TC004 at Francis Close Hall campus.

‘Political irony in Isaiah’

Prof Gordon McConville from the University of Gloucestershire presents ‘Political irony in Isaiah’ on Tuesday 28 March 2017 from 4.15pm in TC004 at Francis Close Hall campus.

‘A new Heaven and a new Earth- for God so loved the world’

Prof Richard Middleton from Northeastern Seminary Rochester, New York, presents ‘A new Heaven and a new Earth- for God so loved the world’ on Wednesday 3 May from 6pm in TC001 at Francis Close Hall campus.