This year’s BCT seminar is all set to go on 6-7 September. So here’s the program.

Full paper proposals here. Venue is the Trinity Bar, Surrey Hills, Sydney.

Friday, 6 September, 2013

1000-1130     Roland Boer

The Power of Chusing Moral Good or Evil: Hugo Grotius and the Fall.

Angeline Song

The Crucial Difference between Miriam of Exodus 2 and the character of Stephen in Tarantino’s Django Unchained.

1130-1300     Lunch at Trinity Bar

1300-1430     Emily Colgan

‘Prepare War Against Her’: The Land as Wounded City in Jer 6:1-8.

Sean Durbin

Anxieties of Influence: Liberal ‘New Perspective’ Scholars, Conservative Christian Zionists, and Theological Discourse on Israel as Identity Construction and Maintenance.

1430-1500     Break

1500-1630     Debra MacDonald

The Symbolism of Evil and the Demons of Luke: Paul Ricoeur and René Girard

Yael Klangwisan

The Road to Awe: Rosenzweig’s Song of Songs

Drinks and dinner at Trinity Bar


Saturday, 7 September, 2013

1000-1130     Christina Petterson

Necrosomatics in the Gospel of John

Niall McKay

The Characteristics of Utopia and its Applicability for Interpreting the Gospel of Mark

1130-1300     Lunch

1300-1430     Robert Myles

The Antagonising Post-political Prospects of ‘Genderqueer’ Biblical Criticism

Robert Tilley

Apocalyptic Illiteracy and the Role of Liberal Abstraction in the Formation of Modern Biblical Criticism

1430-1500     Break

1500-1630     Holly Randell-Moon

The Secular Contract: The British Monarchy and White Diasporic Sovereignty

Amir Mogadam

Re-reading Islamic Historiography: Birth Narrative, Semiotics and Ideology

Drinks and dinner