Registration Open for BNTS Meeting 2022 at the University of St Andrews
Thurs 18–Sat 20 August 2022
Booking is now open for the 2022 British New Testament Conference hosted by University of St Andrews. The Conference will begin on Thursday 18 August (registration from 2.30pm) and end with lunch on Saturday 20 August.
Bookings close 21 July 2022.
You can register for the Conference via St Andrews’s online store here.
Please note that some accommodation options have now sold out.
|Prices from 12th May, 2022|
|Day Attendee:||£144||Single Standard:||£228|
|Single Ensuite:||£255||Twin Standard for 2 delegates:||£412|
|Twin Ensuite for 2 delegates:||£483|
You will need to choose your 1st and 2nd choice seminar when you register.
It is customary for a collection to be taken at the conference to support costs for postgraduate students and unwaged members. Further information about how to apply to this fund will be shared during the conference.
In addition, you will be asked:
1) if you are willing for the organisers to share your name, institution, email address, seminar choice, and research interests with other delegates. This request is to enable us to produce a list of delegates which will enable you to find others working in the same area as you and to contact them easily. We need your permission to share this information because of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR);
2) that you agree to the BNTS Code of Conduct, available here.
If you have questions about the conference or registration, please do not hesitate to contact Michelle Fletcher (email@example.com).
BNTS Meeting 2022 Abstracts
Esau McCaulley, Wheaton College, ‘Finding Onesimus: Who has the Right to Speak to an Enslaved Person’s Hope?’
This paper will explore the way in which Onesimus’ status, character, and desire for freedom has been discussed in the interpretation of Paul’s letter to Philemon. It will also propose a fresh historically plausible background for interpreting Paul and Onesimus’ aims in the letter in a way that highlights Onesimus’ agency.
Francis Watson, Durham University, ‘”In Nothing Agreeing with the Gospels of the Apostles” (Irenaeus)? The Gospel of Truth and the Gospel of John’
First published in 1956, the Gospel of Truth has consistently been read in the context of the later Valentinian tradition and its potential significance for the broader literary history of early Christianity has consequently been overlooked. In this paper it will be argued that, like the Gospel of John and alongside it, the Gospel of Truth can and should be read on its own terms rather than allowing its early reception to determine its interpretation. A comparison between these two gospel texts demonstrates how key themes both converge and diverge, suggesting that they may originate in the same early Christian milieu although without direct literary dependence. In their different ways and idioms, these texts present comparable accounts of the incarnation of the Logos as the exclusive communication to the elect of knowledge of the unknown Father. The paper will be based on a new translation and formatting of the Gospel of Truth that is available here.