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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Blog Backlog Repair

For some rea­son the last two posts about the summer/winter con­fer­ences have been jammed in the post queue and need­ed some beat­ing with a stick to work. Hence, con­sid­er this the beat­ing with a stick.… Website Heal Thyself!

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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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A Brilliant Cultural Analysis based on Classical Music

This arti­cle, although focused on clas­si­cal music, at its core is a bril­liant expo­si­tion and exe­ge­sis of the cur­rent state of affairs in our soci­ety. From the tran­sience of expe­ri­ence and ram­pant indi­vid­u­al­ism, through to a con­stant­ly thwart­ed search for Australian iden­ti­ty, the obser­va­tions in the mid­dle sec­tion are rich…

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