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Paul's Letter to the Galatians & Christian Theology

10-13 July 2012

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The fourth St Andrews conference on Scripture and¿ Christian Theology took place in July 2012. Since the first conference on the Gospel of John in¿ 2003, the St Andrews conferences have been recognized as amongst the most¿ important occasions when biblical scholars and systematic theologians are¿ brought together in conversation about a biblical text. With the book of Galatians as our key text, biblical scholars and theologians of the Christian tradition will gather to work out how exegesis and theology meet, critique and inform each other.

Keynote Speakers 

Richard Hays, George Washington Ivey Professor of New Testament at Duke Divinity School, Durham, North Carolina

N.T.Wright, Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins, University of St Andrews (St Mary’s College)

Oliver O’Donovan, Professor of Christian Ethics and Practical Theology at the University of Edinburgh (New College)

Main Papers

  • Jean-Noël Aletti - Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome
  • John Barclay - University of Durham
  • Ivor Davidson - University of St Andrews
  • Beverly Gaventa - Princeton University
  • Bruce McCormack - Princeton University
  • Volker Rabens - University of Bochum
  • Thomas Söding - University of Bochum
  • Timothy Wengert - Lutheran Theological Seminary, Philadelphia
  • Simeon Zahl - St John's College, Oxford

Conference Programme


Mark W. Elliott, Senior Lecturer in Church History at St Mary's College, author of Isaiah 40-66 in the Ancient Christian Commentary series (IVP, 2007); The Reality of Biblical Theology (Peter Lang, 2007).

N.T.Wright, Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins, University of St Andrews (St Mary’s College), author of Paul: In Fresh Perspective (Fortress, 2009); Scripture and the Authority of God: How to Read the Bible Today (HarperOne, 2011).

Past Conferences

Genesis & Christian Theology (2009)

Hebrews & Christian Theology (2006)

Gospel of John & Christian Theology (2003)

Conference Administrator, Elizabeth Tracy (PhD candidate in Theology at St Mary's College).

Contact details

St Mary's College
The School of Divinity
University of St Andrews
South Street
St Andrews
Fife KY16 9JU
Scotland, United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1334 462850
Fax: +44 (0)1334 462852