Theology

A few days ago I post­ed on Facebook an excerpt from a book high­light­ing that peak pro­duc­tiv­i­ty usu­al­ly occurs in peri­ods of task isolation–where one may focus on a sin­gle task for longer stretch­es at a time. This excerpt con­cludes that To pro­duce at your peak lev­el you need to…

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One of the prac­tices I keep is to always have a long term read­ing project on the go, that is less direct­ly relat­ed to my active research. I find this keeps me read­ing broad­ly and more agile in the way that I process and link con­cepts togeth­er. Over the win­ter…

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Rather than doing a sum­ma­ry for each day I am writ­ing a sin­gle sum­ma­ry for the con­fer­ence, as I trav­el up to Oxford. The past day and a half of this con­fer­ence have been stim­u­lat­ing and engag­ing, with it revolv­ing around paired longer ple­nary papers and longer breaks for dis­cus­sion and…

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St Andrews Son of God Symposium – Summary Day 3

The third day of the sym­po­sium was only a half day, and revolved around three ple­nary ses­sions. Reinhard Kratz opened the morn­ing with an in depth paper look­ing at the par­al­lels between 4Q246 and the Old Testament back­grounds that it pre­sumes and envelops. This paper expand­ed and explored aspects of…

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St Andrews Son of God Symposium — Summary Day 2

Day two of the St Andrews Symposium start­ed with a bang, as Michael Peppard pre­sent­ed a strong argu­ment for the need of Christological research to engage with the per­va­sive impe­r­i­al cult, rather than mere­ly focus­ing on the Jewish ori­gins. To put Peppard’s per­spec­tive on the impe­r­i­al cult in his own…

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St Andrews Symposium on the Son of God — Day 1

The St Andrews sym­po­sium on ‘Son of God: Divine Sonship in Jewish and Christian Antiquity’ kicked off today with a busy after­noon includ­ing four ple­nary ses­sions and a par­al­lel ses­sion with four papers. Richard Bauckham start­ed the day with a paper on the use of Lord  (κυριος) as a replace­ment…

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