Launching BECS online seminar series

Program in Biblical and Early Christian Studies
2020 Online Research Seminar Series


30 April

Francis Watson (Durham University / Australian Catholic University)

‘The Eusebian New Testament and its Readers’

Time: 5:00-6:00pm (Melbourne) / 8:00-9:00am (London)


14 May

David Brakke (The Ohio State University)

‘The Gospel of Judas: Fragments of an Anchor Yale Bible Volume’

Time: 9:00-10:00am (Melbourne) / 7:00-8:00pm, 13 May (New York)


28 May

Teresa Morgan (University of Oxford)

‘What Does it Mean to Live in a Relationship of Trust with God and Christ?’

Time: 5:00-6:00pm (Melbourne) / 8:00-9:00am (London)


11 June

Robin Darling Young (Catholic University of America)

‘Constitution for a New Politeia: Evagrius’ Letters and Instructions’

Time: 9:00-10:00am (Melbourne) / 7:00-8:00pm, 10 June (New York)


25 June

Gareth Wearne (Australian Catholic University)

‘The Sectarian Hypothesis of Qumran Origins at (Nearly) 75 Years: A Review and New Reconstruction’

Time: 9:00-10:00am (Melbourne) / 7:00-8:00pm, 24 June (New York)


9 July

John Barclay (Durham University / Australian Catholic University)

‘The Lord’s Supper or the Lion's Share: The Negotiation of Transactional Orders in 1 Cor 11.17-34’

Time: 5:00-6:00pm (Melbourne) / 8:00-9:00am (London)


23 July

Andrew Radde-Gallwitz (University of Notre Dame, USA)

‘Gregory of Nyssa and the Metaphysics of Bodies’

Time: 9:00-10:00am (Melbourne) / 7:00-8:00pm, 22 July (New York)


6 August

Candida Moss (University of Birmingham)

Title TBA

Time: 9:00-10:00am (Melbourne) / 7:00-8:00pm, 5 August (New York)


20 August

David Lincicum (University of Notre Dame, USA)

‘The Wisdom of Solomon: A Christian Text?’

Time: 9:00-10:00am (Melbourne) / 7:00-8:00pm, 19 August (New York)


3 September

Margaret M. Mitchell (University of Chicago)

‘Mark, the Long-form Pauline Εὐαγγέλιον’

Time: 9:00-10:00am (Melbourne) / 7:00-8:00pm, 2 September (New York)


17 September

Michal Beth Dinkler (Yale Divinity School)

‘Heterotopic Witness: The Alternative Authority of Early Christian Martyrdom Narratives’

Time: 9:00-10:00am (Melbourne) / 7:00-8:00pm, 16 September (New York)

RSVP is necessary. All conferences will be held via Zoom. If you wish to attend, please contact Jonathan Zecher (, and then you will receive an invitation, password, and, if applicable, the pre-circulated paper.

Please note the times (and dates) of seminars. We are shifting times to accommodate as much as possible speakers from North America and the UK. Please check your Zoom invitation, though, as it will automatically convert the time to your time zone.

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