The St Andrews Symposium for Biblical and Early Christian Studies is pleased to announce its conference for the summer of 2016: Son of God: Divine Sonship in Jewish and Christian Antiquity. The conference will be held 6-8 June 2016 at the University of St Andrews, Scotland. The conference is organized as an exploration of diverse aspects of divine sonship within the following corpora: Hebrew Bible, Septuagint, Dead Sea Scrolls, Pseudepigrapha, New Testament, Rabbinic Judaism, and early Christianity. In June 2016, biblical scholars and theologians from around the world will gather to consider Divine Sonship, engaging with ancient texts to bring history, exegesis, and theology into conversation. The School of Divinity at the University of St Andrews is delighted to invite you to join the conversation.
Invited speakers at this conference will be: Menahem Kister (Hebrew University); Reinhard Kratz (Göttingen); Jan Joosten (University of Oxford); Philip Alexander (University of Manchester); George Brooke (University of Manchester); Richard Bauckham (University of Cambridge); Michael Peppard (Fordham University); Matthew Novenson (University of Edinburgh); N.T. Wright (University of St Andrews); William Tooman (University of St Andrews); Madhavi Nevader (University of St Andrews); David Moffitt (University of St Andrews)
Call for Papers is now open. We invite proposals (from postgraduates and faculty) for short papers that engage notions of Son of God/Divine Sonship in the following areas:
- Ancient Israelite religion
- Angelology and heavenly mediators
- Kingship and royal ideologies
- Political ideologies in the Second Temple period
- Corporate sonship and the people of God
- Christian origins/Christology
- Son of God and ancient scriptural exegesis/interpretation
- Early mystical traditions
- Other related topics
Abstracts of ca. 250 words should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org (Paul Sloan) by 15 February 2016, midnight GMT, for consideration. See http://standrewssymposium.blogspot.co.uk/ for more information and occasional updates.
Registration for the symposium will open 1 December 2015 and close 1 May 2016. Registration will be available at that time here: https://onlineshop.st-andrews.ac.uk/. Early-bird registration fee of £50 will be available until 1 March 2016 (£75 thereafter). Conference poster attached.
Kai Akagi (PhD Candidate, University of St Andrews)
Paul Sloan (PhD Candidate, University of St Andrews)
Garrick Allen (Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Wuppertal)