From the British New Testament Society list:
The 2008 Conference on Bible and Justice will bring together scholars from around the world to explore how the ancient texts of the Bible can play an active role in addressing twenty-first century social concerns. The purpose of the conference is to foster discussion about the relevance of the Bible to modern social issues, and promote bridges between the academic field of biblical studies and the various endeavours for a just world.
The Conference Will Focus On Three Main Areas:
- Human Rights
- Economic Justice
- Environmental Justice
Our Keynote Speakers Are:
- Stanley Hauerwas, Duke University
- Timothy Gorringe, University of Exeter
- John Rogerson, University of Sheffield (Emeritus)
A variety of other speakers, including James Crossley, Philip Davies, David Horrell, Louise Lawrence, Mary Mills, Hugh Pyper, Christoper Rowland, Gerald West, and Keith Whitelam will address how the Bible is able to relate to a wide variety of social issues.
We would like to invite members of the BNTS to submit abstracts, which will be accepted until 24 January 2008.
Please visit the above website or contact our conference organizer, Matthew Coomber, for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org .