The Future of Gospels & Acts Research : Discerning the Trends

Centre for Gospels and Acts Research Conference
Keynote speakers : Prof Craig Keener & Prof Dorothy Lee

Discerning the Trends

Centre for Gospels and Acts Research Conference

Date : Thursday 3 October – Friday 4 October 2019

Venue : Sydney College of Divinity
Unit 6B, 5 Talavera Road Macquarie Park NSW 2113

Keynote Speakers  : 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.
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?

Registration costs
Registration fees include attendance to the conference, morning and afternoon tea, lunch and conference materials.

Full conference early bird registrations (by Friday, 23 August 2019) = AUD$270.
Conference fee (3 – 4 October 2019) = AUD$300
Student conference fee (3 – 4 October 2019) = AUD$255
One day conference fee (Thursday, 3 October 2019) = AUD$210
One day conference fee (Friday, 4 October 2019) = AUD$210
Conference dinner on Thursday = AUD$80
Members of CGAR will receive a 20% discount on the conference fees. Discounts for members is applied on the actual conference fees and not on the early bird rates.

Registration fees include GST. All fees are listed in Australia dollars.

Registration closing date
Registration closes on Monday, 23 September 2019.

Registrations are open. You can register and make your payment online. 
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Sydney College of Divinity has secured special rates for conference delegates and their families/guests with the Courtyard Marriott Sydney. It is closest hotel located at 7- 11 Talavera Road, North Ryde, NSW 2113. The special rates are valid until Monday, 2 September 2019. Accommodation bookings made after 2 September 2019 will be at the normal rates.

Dates applicable – Wednesday, 2 October to Sunday, 6 October 2019 (extends into the long weekend)
Room type – Deluxe King or Double Room
Rates – AUD$170 per night, including breakfast for 1 guest
.          – AUD$190 per night, including breakfast for 2 guests
Valid until – Monday, 2 September 2019

When you register online you will receive an email with the link to book your accommodation. If you would like to book your accommodation before registering for the conference contact us on for the group rate link.

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