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Can These Bones Live? Reading the Bible Today
Tuesday 12 to Friday 15 July 2011
at High Leigh Conference Centre
Chair: Prof Adrian Thatcher
Secretary: Revd John Goldsmith
Chaplain: Revd Justin Dodd
In the year of the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James Bible, this conference will focus on reading the Bible now in new and inspiring ways. It will explore how Christians are to be positive, faithful readers of the scriptures today. Further information.
with audio recordings where available
William Blake and the King James Version of the Bible
Contextual Bible Study: A Case Study with Homeless and Vulnerably-Housed People
God's Ex-Wife: What Price Monotheism?
Dr Francesca Stavrakopoulou is Senior Lecturer in Hebrew Bible at the University of Exeter. Her most recent book is Land of Our Fathers: The Roles of Ancestor Veneration in Biblical Land Claims (T & T Clark, 2010). She is presenter of the BBC TV documentary series The Bible's Buried Secrets.
The Bible and Film
Gerard Loughlin is Professor in the Department of Theology and Religion at the University of Durham. He is the author of Alien Sex: The Body and Desire in Cinema and Theology (Blackwell, 2004).
The Bible, Culture and the Arts
Revd Dr Maggi Dawn is Chaplain and Fellow in Theology at Robinson College, Cambridge. She is the author of The Writing on the Wall: High Art, Popular Culture and the Bible (Hodder & Stoughton, 2010).
Apocalyptic readings: the Bible and the Novel
Alison Milbank is Associate Professor of Theology at the University of Nottingham, specializing in Literature and Theology. Her well known book Chesterton and Tolkien as Theologians (T & T Clark) was re-printed in 2009.