Prof. Judith Lieu: “The Battle for the Apostle Paul in the Second Century”
A free public lecture
Venue: Room 018, The Clock Tower
22 Princes Street
The University of Auckland
Date & Time: Thursday 14th May, 6.00 p.m.
In the century and a half after his death the apostle Paul was remembered in many different ways, as Apostle to the Gentiles, intrepid traveller, pastor, persecutor and preacher. Christians claimed his memory and his authority to address the questions that troubled them; the Paul of whom they wrote may be very different from the Paul of later Christian preaching and theology but he offers us a glimpse into a period when Christians were having to find their place in the world.
Professor Judith Lieu is Lady Margaret’s Professor of Divinity, University of Cambridge. She is the author of:
- I, II, & III John: A Commentary (2008)
- Christian Identity in the Jewish and Graeco-Roman World (2004)
- Neither Jew nor Greek: Constructing Early Christianity (2002)
- The Gospel according to Luke (1997)
- Image and Reality. The Jews in the World of the Christians in the Second Century (1996)
- The Theology of the Johannine Epistles (1991)
- The Second and Third Epistles of John: History and Background (1986)
She has edited Biblical Traditions in Transmission: Essays in Honour of Michael A. Knibb, with C. Hempel (2006); The Oxford Handbook of Biblical Studies, with J. Rogerson (2006); The Jews between Pagans and Christians, with J. North, & T. Rajak (1992). She has been the editor of New Testament Studies and has written numerous chapters in books and articles in international journals. From 2007 to 2009 Professor Lieu has a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship.
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