Reading As … What? Reckoning with Genre in Gospels & Acts Research
Second Colloquium of the Centre for Gospels and Acts Research POSTPONED

Keynote Speaker/s

Associate Professor Keith Dyer,
Whitley College, University of Divinity, Melbourne.

The event has been POSTPONED to a date sometime further in the future, to be announced.

“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.

‘Provocations’ will also be delivered by: Ben Cooper (Matthew), John Davies (Luke), Dorothy Lee (John), Craig Keener (Acts), Peter Bolt (Gospels Scholarship)

All sessions will involve significant discussion of the issues, so come along prepared to be involved: how do you understand genre and what does it mean for your teaching?
(NB: ‘quiet listeners’ are also most welcome!)

If you are not a member of the Centre for Gospels and Research we want to invite you to join. You can  apply for 2020 membership and pay online choosing the appropriate category of membership.


Thank you for your interest in the 2020 CGAR Colloquium.

Unfortunately, given the current health alerts and the extra load entailed, the event has been POSTPONED to a date sometime further in the future, to be announced.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may create, but this seems to be the best course of action in order to ensure the event is more relaxed and successful when it is reconvened.

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