Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Oxford Conference in the Synoptic Problem

I received this announcement from Andrew Gregory this morning:

Oxford Conference in the Synoptic Problem
Lincoln College, Oxford
7 - 10 April 2008


This conference is designed to mark the centenary of the landmark conversations that occurred in Oxford and led to Oxford Studies in the Synoptic Problem (ed. William Sanday; Oxford: Clarendon, 1911). The purpose of the 2008 Conference is both to give a comprehensive assessment of the state of research into the synoptic problem over the last hundred years and to indicate potential ways in which discussion may be advanced. It will also highlight and critically examine key methodological issues that shape the way in which the discussion is conducted. The conference papers, together with other commissioned essays, will be published by Peeters of Leuven. Participants in the conference and/or contributors to the book are as follows:

RICHARD BAUCKHAM (St. Andrew’s) John and the Synoptic Problem; EUGENE BORING (Brite Divinity School) The minor agreements and the synoptic problem; SCOTT G. BROWN (Toronto) The Longer Gospel of Mark and other evidence for the Deutero-Markus hypothesis; DAVID CATCHPOLE(Salisbury) The infancy narratives and the synoptic problem; KATHLEEN CORLEY (University of Wisconsin) Why is the synoptic problem the preserve of white European and North American men?; ALEX DAMM (Toronto) Ancient rhetoric and the Synoptic Problem; HENK DE JONGE (Leiden) The synoptic problem and the fourfold gospel; ROBERT DERRENBACKER (Regent College) Compositional habits and the synoptic problem; F. GERALD DOWNING (Manchester), Ancient analogies to the synoptic problem; ERIC EVE (Oxford), The synoptic problem without Q?; PAUL FOSTER (Edinburgh) What happened to the M source?; TIMOTHY FRIEDRICHSEN (Catholic University of America) Deutero-Marcus; MARK GOODACRE (Duke), The evangelists' use of the Old Testament; ANDREW GREGORY (Oxford) What is literary dependence?; PETER HEAD (Cambridge), Textual criticism and the synoptic problem; CHARLES W. HEDRICK (Southwest Missouri State University) The Parables and the synoptic problem; CHRISTOPH HEIL (Gräz) Reconstructing Q; RUDOLF HOPPE (Bonn), Roman Catholic biblical scholarship on the synoptic problem; ALAN KIRK (James Madison University), Orality, Scribality and Memory; JOHN S. KLOPPENBORG (Toronto) The creation of a synopsis; ANDREAS LINDEMANN (Bethel), The Apostolic Fathers and the synoptic problem; WILLIAM LOADER (Perth), Attitudes to Judaism and the Law; DIETER LÜHRMANN (Marburg) Other non-canonical gospels and the synoptic problem; ULRICH LUZ (Bern) Matthew and Q; DANIEL MARGUERAT (Lausanne), Reading Acts and the synoptic problem; ROBERT MORGAN (Oxford), Oxford Studies in the Synoptic Problem: an assessment of its contribution to the study of the synoptic problem; JOHN MUDDIMAN, The date of Luke-Acts and the synoptic problem; STEPHEN PATTERSON (Eden Theological Seminary) Thomas and the synoptic problem; DAVID PEABODY (Nebraska Wesleyan University), Reading the Gospels on different synoptic theories; RON PIPER (St. Andrew’s) Q: From hypothesis to entity?; DUNCAN REID (Toronto) Miracles and the synoptic problem; CHRISTOPHER ROWLAND (Oxford), The reception history of the gospels and the synoptic problem; UDO SCHNELLE (Halle-Wittenberg), Protestant biblical scholarship on the synoptic problem; JENS SCHRÖTER (Leipzig) The historical Jesus and the synoptic problem; ROBERT STEIN (Southern Baptist Theological Seminary), Duplicate expressions in Mark; CHRISTOPHER TUCKETT (Oxford) The Current State of the Synoptic Problem; JOSEPH VERHEYDEN (Leuven) Proto-Luke

Booking information
The conference begins with lunch on Monday 7 April at 1pm (registration from 11.30am) and finishes after lunch (served at 1pm) on Thursday 10 April. Places are strictly limited to a maximum of 80 delegates, and ensuite accommodation in Lincoln College is available for 60 delegates. Full board will cost £435.00. A non-resident rate, including lunch and dinner, is available for £255.00. Some bed and breakfast accommodation may also be available in college before and after the conference. All payments must be made at the time of booking.

If you wish to attend the conference, please contact Andrew Gregory (andrew.gregory@theology.ox.ac.uk, or Dr Andrew Gregory, University College, Oxford, OX1 4BH, UK) by 1 October 2007. You will then be notified by 1 November 2007 if a place is available and (if applicable) sent a booking form. Please note that we will require booking and payment before 1 December 2007 to secure your place at the conference.

Further information about Lincoln College is available here: www.lincoln.ox.ac.uk

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steph fisher said...

Q: from hypothesis to entity.....?!! Ahem... Interesting nothing specific on Aramaic. Wonder if Peter Head will mention it.

Anyway this is fantastic news. Thanks alot for the information. For me anyway this conference is more important than any others next year. The book will come out too late for me... I hope we aren't already too late!

Do you know which papers are the ones to be read in Oxford? Will yours be read?

Jack Poirier said...

Hmmm . . . Nobody there talking about statistical studies and the synoptic problem.

Geoff Hudson said...

Never in the field of biblical studies was so much owed by so many to so few.