Saturday 11 May 2013: 10.00 am — 4.00 pm (9.15 am Coffee and Registration)
Introducing the Conference
There can be few more demanding issues for CRC to engage with than the topic of this conference and there can be few individuals more qualified to lead our thinking than the designated speaker.
St Mark’s Centre for Radical Christianity is delighted to announce that Gerd Lüdemann, a distinguished scholar of the New Testament and early Christian origins with an international reputation, has agreed to address this vitally important topic.
It is one thing for liberal, progressive approaches to abandon traditional explanations of the birth of Christianity; it is quite another to offer a plausible and persuasive alternative. In a string of well-researched and eminently readable publications, translated into English by the late John Bowden, Director of SCM Press, Professor Lüdemann has risen to the challenge.
No stranger to controversy, Gerd, currently Professor Emeritus of History and Literature of Early Christian at Georg-August-University Göttingen, Germany, will present the fruits of a lifetime’s research to help us understand why the faith of a crucified Galilean in the first century became good news for much of the inhabited world.With excellent English and an unsurpassed expertise in ancient sources and leading-edge research methodology, this promises to be one of CRC’s most radical conferences to date.