Graduate Colloquium in Biblical and Early Christian Studies, 2019-2020

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This collaborative seminar meets on alternate Wednesdays 8.15-9.45 a.m., beginning with breakfast, to discuss topics and texts in the development of biblical and early Christian faith and practice. 

The subject focus may include Jewish or early Christian primary sources, classic or important recent publications, or alternatively research in progress by members of the group.  Suggestions for future work are always welcome; please contact Prof. Bockmuehl for further information or to be added to the mailing list.  


In keeping with a survey of participants, in the Michaelmas Term 2020 we will read Irenaeus, Against Heresies. During the pandemic, the Colloquium continues to meet online at the usual time of 8.15-9.45 on alternate Wednesday mornings.

Regular participants will receive meeting links and handouts of assigned excerpts of Latin and Greek text (and French translation) by email in advance; please contact Prof. Bockmuehl to be included. For details on the English translation by DJ Unger see the bibliography (below).

Our first meeting is at 8:15 on Wednesday 21 October. Prof. Bockmuehl will offer a general introduction to Irenaeus and his works, and to Book 1 of Adversus Haereses in particular. Participants are then expected to volunteer to introduce questions for discussion around books 2-5 at subsequent meetings.

A short reference bibliography is available here

M.B. rev. 10/2020