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Genesis and Christian Theology

14-18 July 2009

We are pleased to announce the third St Andrews conference on Scripture and
Christian Theology. Since the first conference on the Gospel of John in
2003, the St Andrews conferences have been recognized as one of the most
important occasions when biblical scholars and systematic theologians are
brought together in conversation about a biblical text. The conferences aim
to cut through the megaphone diplomacy or the sheer incomprehension that so
often marks attempts to communicate across our disciplines. We invite you
then to join us and some of the best theological and biblical minds in
careful and often lively interaction about one of the most theologically
generative of biblical books: the book of Genesis.


Gary Anderson, David Fergusson & Kathryn Tanner

Gary Anderson (Professor of Old Testament/Hebrew Bible, University of Notre Dame)
David Fergusson (Professor of Divinity, The University of Edinburgh School of Divinity)
Kathryn Tanner (Dorothy Grant Maclear Professor of Theology, University of Chicago Divinity School)

Conference Photos

Main Papers

  • Knut Backhaus (Chair of New Testament and Biblical Hermeneutics, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich)
  • Richard J. Bauckham (Professor Emeritus, University of St Andrews)
  • William P. Brown (Professor of Old Testament, Columbia Theological Seminary)
  • Stephen Chapman (Associate Professor of Old Testament, Duke Divinity School)
  • Ellen Charry (Margaret W. Harmon Associate Professor of Systematic Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary)
  • Mark Elliott (Lecturer in Church History, University of St Andrews)
  • Trevor Hart (Professor of Divinity, University of St Andrews)
  • Christoph Levin (Chair of Old Testament, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich)
  • Nathan MacDonald (Lecturer in Old Testament, University of St Andrews)
  • Walter Moberly (Professor of Theology, Durham University)
  • Michael Northcott (Professor of Ethics, The University of Edinburgh).
  • Manfred Oeming (Professor of Old Testament Theology, Ruprecht Karl University of Heidelberg)
  • Karla F. Pollmann (Professor of Classics, University of St Andrews)
  • Russell Reno (Professor of Theological Ethics, Creighton University)




Nathan MacDonald, Lecturer in Old Testament at St Mary's College and leader of the Sofja-Kovalevskaja Research Team at the University of Göttingen, author of Not Bread Alone: The Uses of Food in the Old Testament (OUP, 2008)

Mark W. Elliott, Lecturer in Church History at St Mary's College, author of Isaiah 40-66 in the Ancient Christian Commentary series (IVP, 2007)

Grant Macaskill, Lecturer in New Testament at St Mary's College, author of Revealed Wisdom and Inaugurated Eschatology in Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity (Brill Academic, 2007)


Luke Ben Tallon, Conference Administrator and PhD candidate in Theology at St Mary's College - please contact him with any queries or concerns

Genesis 2009 Conference
St Mary's College
The School of Divinity
University of St Andrews
South Street
St Andrews, Fife
KY16 9JU
Scotland, UK

Tel: +44 (0)1334 46 2851
Tel: +44 (0)1334 46 2826

Fax: +44 (0)1334 46 2852


Conference Administrator: Luke Ben Tallon

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