Centre for Gospels and Acts Research

CGAR events

The Centre for Gospels and Acts Research has a number of events for its members and for anyone interested in its work.

2020 End of year online event

The online event is open only to CGAR members 

Date  Tuesday, 8 December 2020
Time  7.30pm – 9.00pm


Associate Professor Keith Dyer, Whitley College, University of Divinity

 “Making a Mark: Biography, Gospel, Apocalypse . . .”

The word becomes flesh on papyrus too, and then is handed over to copying, editing, analysis, classification, translation and interpretation. These are all necessary and worthy pursuits, but when do our genre stereotyping and our standard texts and translations begin to inscribe the word on tablets of stone, rather than on our hearts? This paper explores how we have ossified the Gospel of Mark in various ways and how we might allow the text to challenge us again in new ways.


Email [email protected]. RSVP required. If you are unable to make it, apologies will be recorded.


2021 Events

Visit the Conference page for more information

2021 CGAR Conference

The biennial conference titled, Jesus: Beginning, Middle, and End of Time? Eschatology in Gospels and Acts Research, will be held  on 30 September – 1 October 2021. Professor Craig A. Evans from Houston Theological Seminary will be one of the keynote speakers and Drs Michele Connolly and Debra Snoddy, both from Catholic Institute of Sydney within the SCD, will each deliver one keynote address.

Call for Papers is open. The Sydney College of Divinity invites scholars, doctoral candidates, and others working in the theological and wider academic community to propose a paper related to Gospels and Acts research by 1 June 2021. Acceptance of papers will be communicated by 30 June 2021.

Download the brochure.

Quarterly Meetings

The Centre for Gospel and Acts Research quarterly meetings will be held remotely via Zoom.

Date Time Save to Calendar
Tuesday, 23 February 2021 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday, 18 May 2021 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday, 3 August 2021 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday, 2 November 2021 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

End of year celebration

There will be an end of year celebration in the evening on Tuesday, 7 December 2021.


Register your interest

If you are interested in any of the events, email Assoc Prof Peter Bolt at [email protected].

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