Biblical Theology Symposium
April 13 & 14, 2012
The Consortium of Christian Study Centers is pleased to announce a Symposium on Biblical Hermeneutics featuring Westminster Theological Seminary professor Greg Beale and his new work A New Testament Biblical Theology: The Unfolding of the Old Testament in the New (Baker Academic, 2011). One of the Consortium’s goals is to provide opportunities for member staff and board members to gather together with premier scholars who can sharpen our minds in close conversation over a work of note, which they have produced. Dr. Beale is the author of several award-winning books in the field of Biblical studies including The Book of Revelation: A Commentary on the Greek Text in The New International Greek Testament Commentary (Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1999) and the Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament (Baker Academic, 2007), which he edited with D.A. Carson. His Biblical Theology has already been scheduled for a close examination at next fall’s meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature in Chicago. It is a work of impressive scholarship that will serve us well as we attempt to stay aware of significant work going on in the field of Biblical hermeneutics.
This Symposium will take place on April 13 & 14, 2012 and is co-sponsored by Park Street Church in Boston, MA. All meals, lodging, honoraria and other expenses will be paid by the Consortium; participants will incur only travel expenses to and from the Symposium. Each Study Center whose application for the Symposium has been approved will receive one copy of A New Testament Biblical Theology: The Unfolding of the Old Testament in the New. The event is only open to Study Centers who have been approved for membership in the Consortium and who have paid the current year’s dues. In order to make the event as focused and beneficial as possible only 10 Study Centers can be represented. If you would like the opportunity to represent your Study Center along with one other participant (preferably a board member) you can apply here. At this time applications are open for both our Church & Society symposium and Biblical Hermeneutics symposium (for more information on the Church & Society symposium, click here), a member study center is invited to apply to attend either symposia, but not both. One caveat: an application implies a clear commitment to attend, if the application is approved. Please be certain of your commitment to the Symposium, if you apply.
The entire Symposium will take place at historic Park Street Church on the Boston Common in the center of Boston’s historic district. Lodging will be within walking distance of the church. The Symposium will begin with lunch on Friday, April 13, and conclude with lunch on Saturday, April 14. We will have two extensive guided discussions with Dr. Beale and ample time for informal conversation with other Study Center personnel. Dr. Beale will also be delivering a public lecture Friday night and an afternoon seminar on Saturday at Park Street Church. We look forward to a very useful time of building relationships with each other, learning from one of the premier Biblical scholars in America and growing in our knowledge of the faith we profess.