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St Mary's to Host Jesus in Early Christianity Conference

The Centre for the Social-Scientific Study of the Bible (CSSSB) at St Mary’s University, Twickenham it to host a conference on Jesus in early Christianity on 10th and 11th June. The conference entitled Memory and Reception of Jesus in Early Christianity brings together leading academics on memory theory and reception theory as it related to the development of the Jesus tradition in the earliest centuries of Early Christianity. Academics will address the subject as it relates to a variety of topics including the apostle Paul, eyewitness testimony, narrative, ancient media culture, visual representations of Jesus, mimetic ethics, rabbinic literature, liturgy, and, of course, early Christian writings. The conference will lead to the publication of The Reception of Jesus in the First Three Centuries, a three-volume reference work edited by Director of CSSSB Prof Chris Keith, University of Edinburgh’s Prof Helen Bond, and Humbolt Universitaet zu Berlin’s Prof Jen Schroeter and Dr Christine Jacobi. There are still a limited number of places available for the conference, you can find out more about the speakers and register here.

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