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Monday, February 23, 2015

Cities of God? Conference at St Mary’s University—Chris Keith

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This May 22–23 , the Centre for the Social-Scientific Study of the Bible at St Mary's University, Twickenham, will host an international two-day conference involving scholars of early Christianity, classics, and human geography:  "Cities of God?: An Interdisciplinary Assessment of Early Christian Engagement with the Ancient Urban Environment(s)."
The keynote address will be from Paul Trebilco, Professor of New Testament Studies, University of Otago, New Zealand: "Engaging–or Not Engaging–the City: Reading 1-2 Timothy and the Johannine Letters in the City of Ephesus"

Other presenters include:

Prof David Gill, University Campus Suffolk
Prof Eddie Adams, King’s College London
Prof David Horrell, University of Exeter
Dr Ian Paul, University of Nottingham
Dr Jutta Leonhardt-Balzer, University of Aberdeen
Dr Anders Runesson, McMaster University, Canada
Dr Anthony Le Donne, United Theological Seminary, Dayton, OH, USA
Prof Chris Keith, St Mary’s University
Prof Steve Walton, St Mary’s University and Tyndale House, Cambridge
Dr Matthew Sleeman, Oak Hill College, London
Prof Paul Cloke, University of Exeter
Dr Volker Rabens, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität, Jena

There are some places for offered 20-25 minute papers. If you wish to propose a paper, please send a title and 300-word abstract to Prof Steve Walton at by 1st March 2015. For more information and to register, visit:

Registration is £65 (£40 students)

Food and accommodation:
Conference attendees are responsible for making their own arrangements for meals and accommodation. St Mary’s University has an excellent Refectory with reasonable prices for meals. There are also numerous local restaurants.  There will be a conference meal on Friday night.

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