Colenso Conference

A one day conference entitled John William Colenso: Controversial Bishop of Natal will be held in the Palmerston Room, St John's College, on Thursday 27 November.

(Please note change of venue to the Palmerston Room - not the Divinity School as previously advertised)

Speakers will include Nathan MacDonald (Cambridge), Kevin Ward (Leeds), Tom Wright (St Andrews), Reinhard Kratz (Göttingen), Mark Chapman (Oxford), and Jeff Guy (KwaZulu-Natal).

The conference timetable is as follows:

8.45      Coffee and Tea
9.30      Introduction (Dr Nathan MacDonald, St John’s)
9.35      Welcome (Prof. Chris Dobson, Master of St John’s College)
9.45      Dr Nathan MacDonald (St John’s, Cambridge), The Life and Controversies of John William Colenso
10.15    Prof. Jeff Guy (KwaZulu Natal), John William Colenso: Yesterday and Today
11.15     Coffee
11.45     Revd Prof. Kevin Ward (Leeds), Colenso the Missionary
2.00      Prof. Reinhard Kratz (Göttingen), Colenso and the ‘Revolution’ of Biblical Criticism in Germany
3.00      Revd Prof. Mark Chapman (Oxford), Colenso and Anglican Theology
4.00      Tea
4.30      Rt Revd Prof. Tom Wright (St Andrews), Colenso: Bishop and Commentator on Romans

It is not necessary to register for the conference and there is no attendance fee.