Dept of Biblical Studies is…65 this year…

And what better way to celebrate a landmark birthday than a series of lectures? And more! The lectures will be by staff past and present and notice that there will be an additional lecture on F.F. Bruce who was present at the birth. The programme of events are downloadable on the webpage dedicated to the 65th birthday but here is a taster:

25 April 2012 John Rogerson, ‘New Horizons in Biblical Studies: How Sheffield Helped to Change Things in the 1970s and 1980s’, Jessop West Exhibition Space, 6.30pm

9 May 2012 Tim Grass ‘F. F. Bruce: Lay Believer in a Secular University’, Jessop West Exhibition Space, 6.30pm

24-26 May 2012 The Bible, Zionism and Palestine Conference

6 June 2012 Philip Davies ‘Bible as History’, Jessop West Exhibition Space, 6.30pm

26 September 2012 Cheryl Exum, ‘A Role for the Arts in Biblical Studies’, (tbc), 6.30pm

10 October 2012 David Clines, ‘Made in Sheffield: The First Dictionary of the Ancient Hebrew Language’, Jessop West Exhibition Space, 6.30pm

24 October 2012 Diana Edelman, ‘The Disappearance of Mrs God’, (tbc), 6.30pm

7 November 2012 Mark Finney, ‘Resurrecting Jesus: Pauline Thought in Sheffield and Beyond’, (tbc), 6.30pm

28 November 2012 James Crossley, ‘“Ideologues, Not Disinterested Scholars”: Biblical Scholarship between Sheffield, Israel and Palestine’, (tbc), 6.30pm

12 December 2012 Hugh Pyper, ‘From Sheffield to the World and Back: Learning from Postcolonial Readers’, (tbc), 6.30pm

6 February 2013 David Chalcraft, ‘Biblical Studies as a Vocation in Late Modernity’, (tbc), 6.30pm

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