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SSEC Annual Conference: Sat 3 May 2014
Conference Theme - "Christ or Caesar: Render Unto Caesar?"
Tiberius Caesar Augustus, (photo by BJ Eyland)
Last updated 21 April 2014 by SSEC webmaster BJ Eyland
Two Dates for your Diaries
- At our "Conference Curtain Raiser" on the Thursday night, 1 May 2014,
- Venue: Museum of Ancient Cultures X5B 321
- Time: 7:05 pm
- Costs: $5 members /$8 non-members
- No need to RSVP: just join us.
- We will have the 2014 SSEC visiting speaker Professor Brigitte Kahl (Columbia University NY) with Topic: If the image speaks - what then is Caesar's? An iconographic investigation of the tribute question in Mk 12:16
- and a response session chaired by Professor James R. Harrison (Sydney College of Divinity), the noted Australian expert in this area.
- Please join us afterwards for a light supper with tea & coffee.
- Parking costs: Macquarie University enforces parking charges up to 8:00pm daily. Parking charges are $6 for 1 hour, $10 for 3 hours, $25 all day. (rates for 2014). As seminars start at 7:05pm, attendees need only pay for one hour.
- Our day conference will be held on the Saturday 3 May 2014.
- Venue: Robert Menzies College, 136 Herring Road, Macquarie Park, just near the Macquarie Uni Railway Station.
- Time: Registrations at 8:45am for a 9:15 am start, and we hope to finish approximately 5:00pm
- SSEC Financial Members = $130
- Non-members = $140
- Pensioner (age, disability or carers) = $95
- Student = $55
- Part day at $25 (or $20 Concession) per lecture.
- Note: if a valid email address is provided then an email confirmation will be sent from the SSEC office to assure you that we have received your registration form with payment.
- Note: If you require a paper receipt (and you have ticked the box on the form), then these will be available for you to collect on the morning of the conference.
- List of Speakers
- 2014 SSEC visiting speaker Professor Brigitte Kahl (Columbia University NY), Topic: Reclaiming what is not Caesar's: Paul's theology of cross and justification through the lens of Roman trophies.
- Professor James R. Harrison(Sydney College of Divinity), Topic: Provincial Galatia and Augustus's "Res Gestae" :Paul's Response to the Caesar Cult in the Epistle to the Galatians.
- Professor Laurence Welborn (Fordham/ Macquarie),Topic: The Political Paul.
- Associate Professor Tom Hillard (Macqaurie), Topic:The Roman Emperors, Messianic Hopes and Apocalyptic Anxieties: Another Side of the Imperial Ruler Cult.
- Dr Chris Forbes (Macquarie), Topic: Christ and Caesar: Friends, Foes, or a False Antithesis? An Outline of the Issues
- Dr Norman Young, Topic: The Man Born to be King, John 18:28 to 19:22
- Colin E. Pitchfork Topic: Coins from New Testament Times
- Dr John Dickson - Two Book Launches :
- New Documents Illustrating Early Christianity Volume 10
- & All Things To All Cultures
- Q&A session
- Read More about our Speakers in the Conference 2014 Procceedings website
- RSVP: please return registrations form with your payment details to The Secretary, Dr Don Barker, SSEC Office / Ancient History, Faculty of Arts, Macquarie University, NSW 2109.
- Parking: very limited at the venue. However, we suggest you travel by public transport.: namely by government bus or by train - alight at the closest railway station which is called "Macquarie University" and then a very short walk.
- The Society for the Study of Early Christianity wishes to thank the Co-op Bookshop most warmly for their support of the Conference.
Disclaimer. SSEC Newsletter Editors' Note: "The Society takes no position on the intellectual content of papers and articles."
"The unique emphasis of our Society is one of history. The study of Early Christianity in its Jewish and Graeco Roman Setting." Prof Alanna Nobbs has asked for this disclaimer to be added to all SSEC correspondence eg SSEC eNewsletters, SSEC website & SSEC facebook etc.
The 2014 SSEC Visiting Speaker will be Professor Brigitte Kahl (Columbia University NY). She is also the Professor of New Testament at the Union Theological Seminary in New York. Brigitte Kahl is an innovative New Testament scholar whose work has been groundbreaking in Pauline studies. She brings a new perspective to Biblical scholarship by analysing the dynamic relationship between the New Testament and the Roman Empire. We are very excited that she is coming to speak to us.
Professor Brigitte Kahl
Full Conference Brochure/ Program
Full conference brochure in colour - with list of speakers, program/ timetable and all conference details including costs, venue, parking etc will be forward with our March 2014 eNewsletter # 78. (or via snail mail with our March 2014 paper Newsletter #78).
Program of Day Conference
|8.45-9.15am||Registration||Tea and Coffee available upon arrival|
|9.15-9.50am||Chris Forbes||Christ or Caesar: Friends, Foes, or a False Antithesis? An Outline of the Issues|
|9.55-10.30am||Norman Young||The Man born to be King - John 18:28-19:22|
|10.30-11.10am||Morning Tea||Tea and Coffee available|
|11.10-12.05pm||Brigitte Kahl||Reclaiming what is not Caesar's Paul's theology of cross & justification through the lens of Roman trophies|
|11.40-12.20pm||Colin Pitchfork||Coins from NT Times|
|12.20-1.40pm||Lunch Break||Book Display|
|1.40-2.15pm||Tom Hillard||The Roman Emperors, Messianic Hopes and Apocalyptic Anxieties: Another Side of the Imperial Ruler Cult|
|2.55-3.15pm||Afternoon Tea||Tea and Coffee available|
|3.15-3.30pm||John Dickson||Book Launch: New Documents Illustrating Early Christianity Volume 10 & All Things To All Cultures|
|3.55-4.05pm||James Harrison||Provincial Galatia and August's "Res Gestae" : Paul's Response to the Caesar Cult|
|4.05-4.45pm||Laurence Welborn||The Political Paul|
|4.45-5.00pm||Panel||Questions and Answers|
The Society for the Study of Early Christianity holds an annual conference in May each year. Join us at this special annual event : Sat 3 May 2014.
SSEC 2014 Conference Program Enquiries
SSEC Office - (02) 9850 7512 (please leave message on SSEC office answering machine).
Dr Don Barker (02) 9850 9962
Professor Alanna Nobbs (02) 9850 8844
Ancient History Office (02) 9850 8833
SSEC office email: SSEC@mq.edu.au Lyn Kidson or Karyn Young.
SSEC Speakers in previous years
Keynote Speaker for 2013 was Professor James McLaren, Professor of Ancient History and Biblical Studies in the Faculty of Theology and Philosophy at Australian Catholic University. He is also currently the Associate Dean (Research) for the Faculty and is a member of the Centre for Early Christian Studies.
Dr Konstantinos D. Politis, who is currently Director of the Hellenic Society for Near Eastern Studies in Greece. Speaker for 2012.
Prof Laurence WELBORN is Professor of New Testament Studies at Fordham University New York & Macquarie Uni. Speaker at the 2006, 2010, 2011 & 2012 SSEC Conferences.
Prof John T. FITZGERALD is the Chair of the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Miami. Speaker at the 2011 SSEC Conference.
Professor Beverly GAVENTA is the Helen HP Manson Professor of New Testament Interpretation & Exegesis at Princeton Theological Seminary. Speaker at the 2009 SSEC Conference.
Associate Professor Kim HAINES-EITZEN, Cornell University. Speaker at 2008 SSEC Conference
Dr Felicity HARLEY-MCGOWAN lectures in Medieval Art History at the Uni of Melbourne, School of Culture & Communication at Trinity College Theological School. Speaker at the 2010 SSEC Conference.
Professor Lucy-Anne HUNT of Manchester Metropolitan University is an expert in Byzantine, Coptic and Christian-Muslim art & culture in the Middle Ages. Speaker at the 2010 SSEC Conference.
Professor Judith LIEU is the Lady Margaret's Professor of Divinity and Fellow of Robinson College, Cambridge University. Speaker at the 2009 SSEC Conference.
Useful Downloads in PDF
SSEC Conference Program/Registration form (PDF 256Kb) is now available. This form combines full program, list of speakers, topics, timetable and registration form.
Note: Full conference brochure in colour - with list of speakers, program/ timetable and all conference details including costs, venue etc will be forward to SSEC members with our March 2014 eNewsletter # 78. (or via snail mail with our March 2014 paper Newsletter #78).
SSEC 2014 Conference Proceedings
Website is now available: SSEC 2014 Conference Proceedings Some details of our Seven Conference speakers is available now. Details & photos of speakers, Bios, abstracts will be added as they become available, before the conference.
It is hoped that speakers will supply a copy of their papers, or handouts, or slide shows or images after the conference. Alternatively some papers may be made available in future SSEC newsletters.
Past SSEC Conference Proceedings
May 2013 SSEC Conference : Church and Synagogue: the Interaction between Jews and Christians in Antiquity. Go to the Conference Proceedings 2013 web page.
May 2012 SSEC Conference : Desert Sands - Desert Secrets: Archaeology, the Bible & Early Christianity. Go to the Conference Proceedings 2012 web page.
May 2011 SSEC Conference Corinth: Paul, People and Politics. Go to the SSEC 2011 Conference Proceedings web page.