Tuesday, 19 January 2010

new way to study the apostle paul

new way to study the apostle paul. anyone want to sign up?:

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dear Colleagues,

Although Dr. Kent Richards will be writing to all SBL members in the
coming days, I want to give all of you a heads up that the Society of
Biblical Literature has accepted the proposal of Dr. Philip Towner of
the American Bible Society and me to establish a new initiative entitled
THE GLOBAL PAUL,” a minimum three year project that will include a
series of academically oriented journeys with lectures and discussions
that will attempt to penetrate more deeply the theology of St Paul
through visitation of the sites at which the Apostle was present
together with a more profound study of and interaction with the
Graeco-Roman world in which he carried out his missionary and pastoral
activities. This initiative is also linked with the Mellon funded
project on “Paul, Judaism and the Graeco-Roman World.”

THE GLOBAL PAUL emphasis will begin with a most unique and exciting
academic study tour of Pauline sites in Syria, Turkey and Cyprus this
May. Initial information has now been posted on the Society’s website
(www. sbl-site.org/) on the front page under "In the News" and I would
encourage you to view it. More detailed itinerary information as well as
costs and registration procedure is available from Dr. Scott Elliott
(selliott@adrian.edu).

I would be most grateful if you would share this information with your
colleagues.

With all best wishes,
Karl Donfried

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