Members participate in Love, Boundaries and Sacred Texts Colloquium
Members of the Centre for Biblical Studies participated in a two-day colloquium on the theme of Love, Boundaries and Sacred Texts.
The colloquium, born in part from the long-standing association between the University of Manchester and the University of Lausanne, addressed a number of topics associated with the theme.
The event was hosted at the University of Chester on 2 May 2019 and in Manchester on 3 May 2019.
As well as the programme of papers outlined below, participants also enjoyed a visit to an exhibition about Charles Kingsley at Chester Cathedral Library (curated by Professor George Brooke) and a tour of the Roman sites and the Grosvenor Museum.
It is hoped that the success of the event will prove the cornerstone to future collaboration.
Thursday, 2 May
- Welcome and Introductions (Prof. Peter Oakes)
- Dr David Lamb, University of Manchester - ‘The Boundaries of Love: Us and Them Language in 1 John 2:19’
- Dr Benedict Kent, Universities of Manchester and Chester - ‘Transgressive Reciprocity between God the Father and Jesus 'the slave' in Philippians 2:5-11’
- Siobhán Jolley, University of Manchester - ‘Mary Magdalene and the Gendered Boundaries of Love’
- Dr Mat Collins, University of Chester - ‘Demonic Love Actually: Asmodeus and Boundary Crossing in the Book of Tobit’
Friday, 3 May
- Professor David Hamidovic, University of Lausanne -‘Love as Social Disruption: About Erotic Philtres and Incantations in Ancient Judaism’
- Dr Walter Houston, University of Manchester - ‘Marrying out? The construction of boundaries in Ezra 9-10’
- Dr Holly Morse, University of Manchester - ‘Sex a/object: Women's Bodies and Ethnic Boundaries in Deuteronomy 21, Ruth 3 and Ezekiel 16’
- Dr Mi Ja Wi, Nazarene Theological College (Manchester) - ‘‘You will receive power to cross the boundaries’: An examination of Acts 1:8’
- Peter Atkins, University of Chester - ‘The Relationship between Gods, Humans, and Other Animals: Crossing Boundaries in Daniel 4 and the Ancient Near East’
- Dr Todd Klutz, University of Manchester - ‘The Story of Judas in the Gospel of John: Redrawing the Boundaries of the Christ Cult’