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Seminars & Workshops

The MLitt main seminar provides opportunity for high-level discussion on the meeting of biblical studies and theology. We realise this cannot happen without the flourishing of the biblical studies and theology seminars (and conceivably the CSRP and ITIA seminars).

MLitt and PhD students working in our area will be encouraged to attend at least one of these, so that their biblical-theological endeavours can be informed by papers on e.g. text criticism/philosophical theology. As it happens some of the recent seminar papers have been ‘up our street’—Phil Ziegler’s ‘Eschatological Dogmatics’, Francis Watson’s ‘Reception of Albert Schweitzer in English’, Walter Moberly’s ‘Interpret the Bible Like any other Book? Requiem for an Axiom ‘.

IBTH does not have a weekly seminar, therefore, but has four or five events per semester, and aims to bring staff and students from different subdisciplines together.

Bible, Theology and Hermeneutics Seminar Programme 2017-2018

The Institute of Bible, Theology and Hermeneutics is pleased to announce the following lectures (with discussion to follow).  While diverse, they have in common the interplay between biblical interpretation and theology, with consideration of what can be learned from past tradition. Everyone is very welcome. For more info contact Mark Elliott (mwe1):

Monday 26 February 2018, 12.30-2.30pm, College Hall - Volker Leppin (Tübingen), "Luther and Peter Lombard. Astonishing parallels."

Friday 2 March 2018, 2-4pm, College Hall - David Nelson (Baker, Grand Rapids), “The Gospel of Jesus Christ as a Story To Be Told: Eberhard Jüngel and Hans Frei on ‘Narrative’ in Christian Theology.”

Wednesday, 18 April 2018, 4-6pm, College Hall - Dan Batovici (Leuven), “1 Peter and writing a patristic commentary” 

Monday, 4 June 2018, 4pm-6pm, College Hall - Robbie Harris (Jewish Theol Seminary, NYC), “Jewish Medieval Exegesis” (Title to be confirmed)

Friday, 8 June 2018, 4.00-5.45pm  - Bruce McCormack (Princeton Theological Seminary), “Christology: a précis”.

Contact Details

Institute for Bible, Theology & Hermeneutics

St. Mary's College
University of St. Andrews
St. Andrews, Fife
KY16 9JU
Scotland, UK


Director of Institute for Bible, Theology and Hermeneutics

Prof. Mark Elliott
Room H104
+44 (0)1334 46 2825

Dr William Tooman
Dr T.J. Lang

Honorary Fellow 
Dr Scott Hafemann