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Conference “Biblical Studies, West and East: Trends, Challenges and Prospects” to be held in Lviv

01.08.2013, 16:11
19-20 September 2013 the Department of Theology of the Ukrainian Catholic University will hosted international conference “Biblical Studies, West and East: Trends, Challenges and Prospects”.

19-20 September 2013 the Department of Theology of the Ukrainian Catholic University will hosted international conference “Biblical Studies, West and East: Trends, Challenges and Prospects”.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

EMMANUEL TOV, Hebrew University, Jerusalem;
REINHARD NEUDECKER SJ, Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome;
JANUSZ CZERSKI, University of Opole, Poland;
PETER DUBOVSKY, Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome;
PAOLO GARUTI, Angelicum, Rome / Ecole biblique, Jerusalem.

Theological scholarship in Ukraine was suppressed for decades by the communist regime. Today Ukraine is witnessing a revival of interest in theology and related disciplines. Over the past years many young Ukrainian theologians have obtained their academic degrees from world class universities. International in scope, the conference seeks to stimulate scholarly enquiry, constructive dialogue and interactions between and among different Christian traditions with a special interest in the current condition and future prospects of Biblical scholarship in ecumenical perspective. It is our aim that young academics and senior scholars whether from the leading centers of Biblical studies or from emerging schools have a chance to respond to their colleagues' work in a professional and academic setting. As Ukraine stands at the crossroads of Eastern (Orthodox) and Western (Catholic and Protestant) theological worlds, the conference is particularly open to insights that reflect Ukraine’s “nexus” position in Biblical Studies between Eastern and Western Christian traditions. The conference will include two days of keynote talks in the morning and panels in the afternoon. The working languages are English, Ukrainian and Russian. The organizers plan to publish the conference proceedings.

Conference sessions will be held at the Faculty of Philosophy and Theology (Khutorivka St 35a, Lviv, Ukraine http://www.theologia.ucu.edu.ua/en/kontakty) with lodging at the University Residence Building (Stryiska St 29A, Lviv, http://studyukrainian.org.ua/en/about-lviv/accommodation_in_lviv).

They are now accepting abstracts for the three panels: 

1) Current Methods and Approaches in Biblical Studies, 

2) Judaic Context of the New Testament, 

3) Hebrew and Greek Bibles.

Indications of interest should be made as soon as possible with an abstract of up to 300 words and a short CV to Dr Yuriy Shchurko (yuriy.shchurko@gmail.com). The deadline for abstracts is September 1st 2013. Inclusion in / and panels will be confirmed by September 3rd 2013 at the latest.

Registration fee is 90 Euros (due upon arrival; includes accommodation for two nights, breakfasts, lunches and coffee-breaks, conference materials and a tour of Lviv). For booking enquiries contact Irina Skulkina at fbf.dean@ucu.edu.ua