The 2014 Programme - Provisional details
In addition to the Inaugural Lecture in nearby St Giles' Church on the opening Sunday, each week has a separate programme comprising 19 one hour sessions. In both weeks the two main courses cover Old and New Testament topics and consist of four lectures, three related 'Readings' in which exegetical and translation issues are discussed; and a concluding question and answer session. There is also a separate supplementary series of three lectures. Optional daily language classes in biblical Greek or Hebrew are available.
The programme provides participants with plenty of time at the weekend and during the early afternoon to explore the attractions of Oxford and the surrounding countryside, or engage in quiet private study at St Anne's College. Short services of prayer are held in the morning and evening for those who wish to attend them. The lecturers are all invited apart from consideration of their particular religious or denominational standpoint.
|Inaugural Address (at St Giles' Church)||Sunday 27th July, 5pm|
|Title to be confirmed||Revd. Professor Alister McGrath, Professor of Theology, Ministry and Education, King's College London|
|Courses for Week 1 (at St Anne's College)||July 26th to August 1st|
|The Lost Lady of the Temple||Dr Margaret Barker|
|The Epistle to the Colossians||Revd. Dr Paul Foster, Senior Lecturer, New Testament Language, Literature and Theology, University of Edinburgh|
|The Second Commandment: Idolatry and Permissible Images in Modern Jewish Art (3 lectures)||Professor Melissa Raphael-Levine, Professor of Jewish Theology, University of Gloucestershire|
|Courses for Week 2 (at St Anne's College)||August 2nd to 8th|
|Reading the Old Testament through Postcolonial Eyes||Professor Hugh Pyper, Professor of Biblical Interpretation, University of Sheffield|
|John: Text and Theology||Drs. Wendy and Lionel North|
|Handelian Heroes of the Faith: Joseph and His Brethren, Samson, Susanna (3 lectures)||Dr Deborah Rooke, Research Fellow, Oxford Centre for Christianity and Culture, University of Oxford|