Friday, May 25, 2012

Videos and Audios from the Douglas Campbell Conference

First, a huge thanks to the guys from Grace Communion International for filming and recording the whole conference.*

Beyond Old and New Perspectives on Paul: A conference critically engaging Douglas Campbell's book, The deliverance of God. Held at King's College London on December 16-17, 2011

It was a unique and memorable experience, and an honour to help organise and contribute to (ooo, ending a sentence with a preposition, naughty me). I spoke to introduce the conference, talk about Campbell, Athanasius and Paul, and finally faith language in Galatians. I was very grateful for and inspired by the brilliant and searching contributions of all participants, many thanks, it was everything I hoped it would be. Of course, special kudos to Douglas Campbell, for his book and his riveting papers. A (smaller than Deliverance of God!) book will be published by Wipf&Stock next year, largely coming out of this, and I will give more info about that later. And finally, my sincere thanks to Kings College London, and especially Eddie Adams and Richard Burridge, who made this possible. So, if you fancy watching videos or downloading the audio of all sessions, click … / media / paulconf2011

* Please do check out GCI’s incredible online video library, by the way; they have some seriously helpful entries.

Thursday, May 24, 2012


Wednesday, May 23, 2012

A test to check my iPad access to my blog. Mostly.

This post does what it says on the tin, and very little else. Oh, okay, I'll add this picture

Rather excited about this beauty. Max deserves nothing less. Well done to the editors for gathering this together.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Hurtado, Christology and chronology

There is some good discussion on Larry Hurtado's blog here. I agree with LH that early Christology was not only divine, but pretty universally accepted as such across the board of early Christianity. I have my differences of opinion, but that is for another post!

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Hunn on Pistis Christou

Just seen a summary of a new article on pistis Christou in the TynBul, by Debbie Hunn (thanks, Nijay):

"The coherence of Paul’s argument in Galatians 2:15–3:14 depends upon strong links among the phrases. Therefore the reader who understands a single use of in the passage can correctly infer basic aspects of the others. Therefore ek pistews in Habakkuk 2:4, because it is cited in Galatians 3:11, informs the discussion about pistis Christou in Galatians 2:16, 20; and an Old Testament prophet speaks in a present-day controversy. Habakkuk, by using ek pistews to refer to the faith of Gentiles, testifies that pistis Christou in Galatians refers to human faith as well"

All sounds good to me, right up to the crucial last sentence! But I won’t judge an article by its summary. Can anyone send me a scan?!