The BRANE Collective is thrilled to launch a new series, the Primary Text Laboratory, with an inaugural event on Apocryphon of James!
This series brings together a panel of scholars to examine closely a single text from different perspectives, in an open conversation on any aspect of its interpretation. Our aim is to share infrequently studied texts with a wider audience and to provide a space for interested researchers to chat about the texts they love!
For this first event in the series, we have a panel of scholars with diverse approaches on the Apocryphon of James: Karen L King, Kimberly Bauser McBrien, Sarah Parkhouse, Elizabeth Schrader, and Kristine Toft Rosland
Wednesday, March 31
2:00 – 3:30pm Eastern time (US)/7:00-8:30pm UK time
A link to the text will be sent with your registration confirmation.
This fascinating text is not so well known as some of its Nag Hammadi peers, but it offers a distinct opportunity to discuss topics such as reception of Jesus tradition, genre designations of texts about Jesus, and early portrayals of the apostles. Come join us for an exciting discussion and learn more about this text’s contribution to our understanding of early Christian literature.
Hope to see you there!
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