Society for the Study of Early Christianity (SSEC) Annual Day Conference

5 May 2018

8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Trinity Chapel, Robert Menzies College, 136 Herring Road

Join members of the Society for the Study of Early Christianity (SSEC) at our annual day Conference. The Conference theme will be : Jesus’ Inner Circle: Peter, James and John.

6 Speakers:
• Professor Troy W. Martin (Saint Xaviers Uni, Chicago), Topic: “Christ’s Healing Sore: A Medical Reading of 1 Peter 2:24”
• Dr Paul Barnett (Honorary Visiting Fellow Ancient History Macquarie), Topic: “Peter and Paul in Rome: Some Questions”
• Dr Michele Connolly (Catholic Institute of Sydney), Topic: “A Woman in the Inner Circle of Jesus? Intimations from the Johannine Mother of Jesus”
• Dr Christopher Forbes (Macquarie Uni, & SSEC President), Topic: TBA
• Professor Bronwen Neil (Macquarie Uni), Topic: “Leo the Great’s Homilies on the Apostle Peter”
• Blake Wassell (Australian Catholic Uni, Macquarie Uni Graduate & PhD Candidate at Uni of Otago), Topic:”The absence of John from John: projecting the disciple into the book”.

Please note that the unique emphasis of our society is one of history, specifically Early Christianity in its Jewish and Graeco Roman Setting. For more events from the SSEC check out the SSEC events calendar.

When: Saturday 5 May 2018

Where: Robert Menzies College, Trinity Chapel, 136 Herring Road North Ryde 2113

Time: Registrations from 8:30am. Lectures start 9:00am, to end at approx 5:00pm

Cost: includes lunch, coffee/ tea & book of notes.

Full day attendance:
Non Members $145,
Alumni $140,
SSEC member $130,
Pensioner (Age) $95,
Student $55

Part time attendance:
Lectures at $25 per lecture (SSEC Concession rate $20 per lecture)

RSVP: Essential, to Karyn Young, Conference Coordinator at Please advise if you have any special dietary requirements.

Note: Limited places, we will take the first 100 registrations received at the SSEC office.

We hope to see you there!

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Event contact

Karyn Young