The 2010 New Testament group of the Tyndale Fellowship summer conference has selected the theme “Remembering Martin Hengel” on the basis of which a number of scholars will be giving papers in honor of the great German historian and theologian.
Observe some of the papers:
Andrea Kostenberger – “The Use (or Non-Use) of John’s Gospel in Historical Jesus Research: Neglect and Possibility”
Richard Bauckham – “Eyewitnesses and the Gospel of Mark”
Donald Hagner – “The Parting of the Ways Once More”
Steve Walton – “How Mighty A Minority Were the Hellenists?”
Rainer Riesner – “Jesus in the Synoptic Gospels”
Jorg Frey – “A New History-of-Religions School? Martin Hengel’s work on Christology and its Impact on Recent Research”
Seyoon Kim – “The Son of God”
The University of Durham has invited Morna Hooker (Cambridge) to give the second-annual C.K. Barrett lecture on February 16. The title of her paper will be: “Scriptural Holiness: Paul’s Understanding of Sanctification.” Last year’s lecture, the inaugural presentation, was given by Richard B. Hays and it was a very happy occasion (as Barrett was present) and the paper was well-received.
Morna is a nice choice as she (informally?) worked a bit with Barrett on her doctoral research (if I recall correctly) and she is a fellow Methodist (as is, of course, Hays). And her topic is quite interesting – a subject close to the heart of all Methodists and certainly will be of interest to Barrett if he is well enough to be present. I am sad that I cannot be in attendance for this. Perhaps I can persuade Morna to send me a copy! In any case, this lecture is open to the public, so if you are anywhere in England, consider stopping by. And tell me how it goes!