Center for the Study of Ancient Religious Texts

Center for the Study of Ancient Religious Texts Center for the Study of Ancient Religious Texts at Abilene Christian University Fostering the study of ancient religious documents through research, teaching, and academic mentoring.

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01/20/2021

Check out the 12th biennial Birmingham Colloquium on the Textual Criticism of the New Testament, held online on Thursdays from January through March. The first two papers are on Thursday 21 January at 1600 UTC (10am central):

"The Text of Papyrus 11 at 1 Cor. 5:1" - Matthew Burks and Yungmin Lee (New Orleans)

"Possible Markers of Inauthenticity in a Greek New Testament" - Elijah Hixson (Plano TX) Papyrus: Genuinely Bad or a Very Good Fake?

https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/research/itsee/news/2020/colloquium12-timetable.aspx

A fascinating Syriac Studies session at the close of the AAR/SBL 2020 Annual Meeting.
12/10/2020

A fascinating Syriac Studies session at the close of the AAR/SBL 2020 Annual Meeting.

CSART fellow Jeff Childers presides over the provocative Syriac Studies Session, "Religious Diversity in the Late Antiqu...
12/10/2020

CSART fellow Jeff Childers presides over the provocative Syriac Studies Session, "Religious Diversity in the Late Antique Syriac East" today at 10am eastern, as part of the virtual AAR/SBL 2020 Annual Meeting. Former CSART scholars Laura Locke Estes and Ethan Laster will present papers.

CSART fellow Curt Niccum presides today at 10am eastern over the Ethiopic Bible session, "Ethiopic Canon, Bible, and Int...
12/09/2020

CSART fellow Curt Niccum presides today at 10am eastern over the Ethiopic Bible session, "Ethiopic Canon, Bible, and Interpretation," as part of the virtual AAR/SBL 2020 Annual Meeting.

We enjoyed a fascinating presentation by George Kiraz today on the recently published Syriac-English New Testament (virt...
12/02/2020

We enjoyed a fascinating presentation by George Kiraz today on the recently published Syriac-English New Testament (virtual AAR/SBL Annual Meeting). A number of CSART fellows and scholars and GST alums have worked on this project.

Join us now, if you’ve registered for SBL.
12/02/2020

Join us now, if you’ve registered for SBL.

Today at 11am eastern, Gorgias Press will present the new Syriac-English NT, as part of the virtual AAR/SBL 2020 Annual Meeting. This is a project on which a number of CSART fellows and scholars have worked, and we are excited to hear more about this new publication, which will benefit scholars, churches, and lay-persons interested in the Bible!

Today at 11am eastern, Gorgias Press will present the new Syriac-English NT, as part of the virtual AAR/SBL 2020 Annual ...
12/02/2020

Today at 11am eastern, Gorgias Press will present the new Syriac-English NT, as part of the virtual AAR/SBL 2020 Annual Meeting. This is a project on which a number of CSART fellows and scholars have worked, and we are excited to hear more about this new publication, which will benefit scholars, churches, and lay-persons interested in the Bible!

CSART fellow Jacob Lollar Lollar  presents his paper today, "'The Martyrdom of Luke the Evangelist: An Original Coptic A...
12/02/2020

CSART fellow Jacob Lollar Lollar presents his paper today, "'The Martyrdom of Luke the Evangelist: An Original Coptic Apocryphon?" in the Christian Apocrypha section of the virtual AAR/SBL 2020 Annual Meeting, at about 10:30am eastern.

ACU professor Amanda Pittman presents her paper "Navigating the Ambiguities: A Missional Reading of the Women in Luke’s ...
12/01/2020

ACU professor Amanda Pittman presents her paper "Navigating the Ambiguities: A Missional Reading of the Women in Luke’s Gospel" today as part of The Forum on Missional Hermeneutics at the virtual SBL 2020 Annual Meeting, 11:25am eastern.

A fascinating and challenging conversation about the "visual doctrine" we teach through the use of images. Available to ...
11/25/2020
Recorded Lectures | Center for the Study of Ancient Religious Texts

A fascinating and challenging conversation about the "visual doctrine" we teach through the use of images. Available to view now.

AllCarmichael-Walling LecturesCSART LecturesCSART Webinars Illustrated Bible Poems: Visual Narrative as Spiritual PracticeCSART Webinars “Even the Bible Was Made over to Suit Our Vivid Imagination:” Scripturalizing the HumanCarmichael-Walling Lectures “Mystic Hieroglyphics of the Flesh:” Scr...

Hidden medieval texts — college student ingenuity — biblioclasty — UV technology — a fascinating manuscript discovery.
11/25/2020
College Sophomores Discover Hidden Text in Medieval Manuscript

Hidden medieval texts — college student ingenuity — biblioclasty — UV technology — a fascinating manuscript discovery.

Students at Rochester Institute of Technology used a self-developed UV imaging system to assess a 15th-century religious document

What "visual doctrine" does your church teach? We had a terrific conversation with Brian Dewayne about the spiritual pra...
11/20/2020

What "visual doctrine" does your church teach? We had a terrific conversation with Brian Dewayne about the spiritual practice of crafting visual narrative. Check out "Illustrated Bible Poems" on Facebook.

In our 34th annual Carmichael-Walling lectures, entitled "Scriptures and Race," Dr. Vincent Wimbush challenged the audie...
11/13/2020

In our 34th annual Carmichael-Walling lectures, entitled "Scriptures and Race," Dr. Vincent Wimbush challenged the audience to recognize and disrupt meanings that reinforce dominance. The Lectures were hosted online for the first time.

ACU Summit
11/05/2020
ACU Summit

ACU Summit

Join us and the Center for the Study of Ancient Religious Texts in a couple hours for a live, virtual pathway!

We'll get to hear from Christopher Hutson on "Neither Jew Nor Gentile: Paul's Gospel of Ethnic Inclusion," from John Boyles on "Money, Money, Money: Rich and Poor Worlds in the New Testament," and from Kathy Pulley on "Males and Females as One in Christ: Dream, Delusion, or Nightmare?"

Find all the details, including access information, on our website.

#ACUsummit #acusummit2020 #BlessedAreThePeacemakers

Join us online today 11:00am - 12:30pm central!Neither Jew nor Gentile? Paul’s Gospel of Ethnic InclusionDr. Christopher...
11/05/2020
Models and Makers of Peace — ACU Summit

Join us online today 11:00am - 12:30pm central!
Neither Jew nor Gentile? Paul’s Gospel of Ethnic Inclusion
Dr. Christopher Hutson
Money, Money, Money: Rich and Poor Worlds in the New Testament
Dr. John Boyles
Males & Females as One in Christ: Dream, Delusion, or Nightmare?
Dr. Kathy Pulley
Pathway Guide: Dr. Curt Niccum

https://www.acusummit.org/models-and-makers-of-peace?fbclid=IwAR0HYvRz9PjaEorxuMpGVFOXgKbWDYOIDVncHiKsIFMmdWCfLKShZFCc4gk

Part of Paul's baptismal teaching was that there should be "neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female." Yet early Christian records attest to the challenges of bridging those racial, economic, and gender divides. In our divisive society, a study of peacemaking in earliest Chri

Sleepy Animals -- Do they Dream?Barhebraeus was an extraordinary 13th-century Syrian Orthodox scholar, comparable to Tho...
11/04/2020

Sleepy Animals -- Do they Dream?
Barhebraeus was an extraordinary 13th-century Syrian Orthodox scholar, comparable to Thomas Aquinas in the west. Among his many learned texts is the "Book on Animals," in which he engages zoological and natural philosophical sources to address a question that preoccupied Aristotle and others: do sleeping animals dream?

On Friday 13 November at 16:00 (CET) join the online virtual forum, "Jews, Christians, and Muslima as Colleagues & Collaborators in the Abassid Near East," to hear Jens Ole Schmitt's research on the subject.

For more information about the event: https://usaybia.net/forum2020/index.html#7-schmitt

An excellent program coming up!
10/24/2020
Models and Makers of Peace — ACU Summit

An excellent program coming up!

Part of Paul's baptismal teaching was that there should be "neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female." Yet early Christian records attest to the challenges of bridging those racial, economic, and gender divides. In our divisive society, a study of peacemaking in earliest Chri

We had a rich webinar today on "Slavery in the New Testament" with Caryn Reeder from Westmont College.
10/22/2020

We had a rich webinar today on "Slavery in the New Testament" with Caryn Reeder from Westmont College.

Center for the Study of Ancient Religious Texts
10/19/2020

Center for the Study of Ancient Religious Texts

Students in CSART director Jeff Childers' class enjoyed a live conversation today with Father Justin in St. Catharine's Monastery in Mt. Sinai, Egypt, about the riches and complexity of St. John Climacus' classic text, "The Ladder of Divine Ascent."

Students in CSART director Jeff Childers' class enjoyed a live conversation today with Father Justin in St. Catharine's ...
10/19/2020

Students in CSART director Jeff Childers' class enjoyed a live conversation today with Father Justin in St. Catharine's Monastery in Mt. Sinai, Egypt, about the riches and complexity of St. John Climacus' classic text, "The Ladder of Divine Ascent."

Center for the Study of Ancient Religious Texts
10/09/2020

Center for the Study of Ancient Religious Texts

Inscriptions - ancient graffitti - the Apostle Paul - the Number of the Beast. We enjoyed terrific webinar on Greco-Roman Inscriptions today with Dr. Clint Burnett.

Inscriptions - ancient graffitti - the Apostle Paul - the Number of the Beast. We enjoyed terrific webinar on Greco-Roma...
10/09/2020

Inscriptions - ancient graffitti - the Apostle Paul - the Number of the Beast. We enjoyed terrific webinar on Greco-Roman Inscriptions today with Dr. Clint Burnett.

CSART is proud to lead the project, “The Emerging Text: The Textual History of the Ethiopic Old Testament”
10/05/2020
NEH awards $300,000 to team led by ACU professor - ACU Today | Abilene Christian University

CSART is proud to lead the project, “The Emerging Text: The Textual History of the Ethiopic Old Testament”

An international team directed by Dr. Curt Niccum, associate director of the Center for the Study of Ancient Religious Texts (CSART) at Abilene Christian University, has been awarded a $300,000 grant from the National Endowment of the Humanities for a project to produce print and digital editions of...

An international team directed by CSART associate director Curt Niccum and Steve Delamarter has been awarded a $300,000 ...
09/14/2020

An international team directed by CSART associate director Curt Niccum and Steve Delamarter has been awarded a $300,000 grant from the National Endowment of the Humanities to produce print and digital editions of eight Old Testament books in Ge’ez, the ancient language of Ethiopia. The collaboration by scholars and students will greatly inform our understanding of the complex history of the text of the Ethiopic Bible.

Aaron & Leviticus (Image credit: British Library, Or. 481, f.34v-35r; copyright © The British Library Board)

GST faculty emeritus Everett Ferguson's textbook, Church History, volume 1 is part of a select group of titles now avail...
09/07/2020

GST faculty emeritus Everett Ferguson's textbook, Church History, volume 1 is part of a select group of titles now available as part of Zondervan's Enhanced Editions. Videos from Prof. Ferguson and a number of other learning tools employ robust technology to enrich student experience and assist teachers. See www.EnhancedEditions.com.

CSART is pleased to have been chosen to lead the project on the Epistle to the Colossians as part of the International G...
09/04/2020

CSART is pleased to have been chosen to lead the project on the Epistle to the Colossians as part of the International Greek New Testament Project. Under the guidance of associate director Curt Niccum, CSART will supervise the digital transcription of many Greek manuscripts containing Colossians, to be used in the production of the Editio Critica Maior, the critical edition of the Greek New Testament based on the entire manuscript tradition, early versions, and patristic citations.

(Image credit: British Library, Add. MS 39590 [Gregory 547] f.284v detail; copyright © The British Library Board)

Sign up now to hear Hugh Houghton's plenary paper, ‘New Light on the Oldest New Testament Catena Manuscript’, which he's...
09/04/2020
BNTS Plenary Paper Open to the Public - British New Testament Society

Sign up now to hear Hugh Houghton's plenary paper, ‘New Light on the Oldest New Testament Catena Manuscript’, which he's giving tomorrow for the British New Testament Society.

https://bnts.org.uk/bnts-plenary-paper-open-to-the-public

Dr. Houghton’s presentation on this fascinating and important Greek New Testament manuscript is open to the public via Zoom and will occur on Friday 4th September, 8 pm UK time.

Contact the BNTS secretary in order to be sent the Zoom link — Prof. Steve Walton, [email protected].

The British New Testament Society is delighted to announce that one of our plenary papers will be freely available on Zoom to anyone who wishes to hear it. This will be by Professor Hugh Houghton of the University of Birmingham, on ‘New Light on the Oldest New Testament Catena Manuscript’. The a...

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