Discerning the Trends
Centre for Gospels and Acts Research Conference
The Centre held its 2019 conference from 3 – 4 October at the Sydney College of Divinity. The keynote speakers were Professor Craig S. Keener and Professor Dorothy A. Lee. Prof. Keener is the F. M. and Ada Thompson Professor of Biblical Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary, USA. and Prof. Lee is the Frank Woods Professor of New Testament at Trinity College Theological School, University of Divinity, Australia.
The Future of Gospels & Acts Research : Discerning the Trends
On Sundays in the second century the Gospels were read ‘as long as time permits’ (Justin). These words can be taken prophetically. The Gospels must ever be read ‘as long as time permits’.
The 21st Century world presents opportunities and challenges that requires the message about Jesus Christ to be continually re-presented with clarity and concern. Such clarification and concern requires serious and careful research into the foundation documents of the Christian movement. After centuries of research into the Gospels and Acts, what trends are emerging as issues that need to be addressed for the sake of the ever changing world?
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