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Sunday, February 1, 2015

2015 HBU Theology Conference—Chris Keith

I pass along notice of an interesting conference coming up at Houston Baptist:

APRIL 16-18, 2015
The Department of Theology at Houston Baptist University is pleased to
host a conference on the development of the church in the early centuries
of Christianity. Our keynote speakers are
John Barclay (Durham University)
Everett Ferguson (Abilene Christian University)
Ben Witherington (Asbury Theological Seminary)
Papers and Abstracts:
We are inviting papers representing a variety of approaches from scholars and
graduate students in this area of study. We are particularly interested in the
development of early Christian communities within their wider theological and
cultural contexts in the first two centuries. This includes theological reflections about
ecclesiology as well as social relationships with Second Temple Jewish practices and
institutions, relationships within early Christian communities, and the relationship of
early Christian communities with the wider Greco-Roman culture. Participants will
have 25-30 minutes to present papers (inclusive of Q&A). Please submit a 200-300
word abstract to Dr. Ben C. Blackwell at by February 15,
2015, with notification of acceptance expected by March 2. Registration by March
23 is required for those who will present at the conference.
Registration: $40. Admission to the plenary lectures is free of charge.

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