Jesus and Brian Conference – KCL

A conference exploring the Historical Jesus and his Times, via Monty Python’s Life of Brian

Friday 20 June to Sunday 22 June 2014
Edmond J Safra Lecture Theatre, King’s College London

Full details are available here.

Papers listed are:

Professor Joan E. Taylor (King’s College London): Welcome Address and Introduction: ‘The Historical Brian

Professor Martin Goodman (University of Oxford): ‘The Life of Brian and the Politics of First-Century Judea’

Professor George Brooke (University of Manchester): ‘Brian as a Teacher of Righteousness’

Conversation with mystery guests featuring Revd. Canon Professor Richard Burridge

Professor Bill Telford (Durham University): ‘Monty Python’s Life of Brian and the Jesus Film

Professor Philip Davies and Prof. James Crossley (University of Sheffield): ‘Monty Python’s Life of Jesus

Dr Helen Bond (University of Edinburgh): ‘You’ll Probably Get Away With Crucifixion: How Brian (and Jesus) Ended Up on a Roman Cross

Dr Aaron Rosen (King’s College London): ‘Laughing at Brian, Laughing at Christ: Some Reflections on Film and Modern Art

Professor Steve Mason (University of Aberdeen): ‘What Have the Romans Ever Done for Us? Brian and Josephus on Anti-Roman Sentiment

Professor Paula Fredriksen (Boston University): ‘Are you a Virgin? Biblical Exegesis and the Invention of Tradition’

Professor James Dunn (Durham University): ‘Brian, Judaism and the Law’

Dr Guy Stiebel (Hebrew University of Jerusalem): ‘Romani Ite Domun: Identity and Expressions of Resistance in Judaea’

Katie Turner (King’s College London): ‘The Shoe is the Sign“:The Costuming of the Life of Brian and the Clothing of First-Century Judaeans

Professor Amy-Jill Levine (Vanderbilt University): ‘Beards for Sale: The Uncut Version of Brian, Gender and Sexuality

Professor Bart Ehrman (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill): ‘The Life of Brian and the Apocalyptic Jesus

Professor Adele Reinhartz (University of Ontario): ‘Hook-nosed Heebies: Brian, Jesus, and Jewish Identity

Revd. Canon Professor Richard Burridge (King’s College London): ‘The Church of England’s Life of Python–Or, What the Bishop Saw’

Dr David Tollerton (University of Exeter): ‘Blasphemy! On Free Speech Then and Now








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