Join us for a Laidlaw Research Seminar with Darrell Bock – Between the Event and The Gospels: How Did That Work?
This lecture will look at the gap between the events of Jesus and the recording of the gospels. How did this work in an ancient oral culture? How can we be confident in the result? Why was it decades before gospels were written? We will consider oral culture, the role of eye witnesses and the nature of memory.
About the Speaker
Darrell L. Bock is Senior Research Professor of New Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary in Dallas, Texas. He also serves as Executive Director of Cultural Engagement at the Hendricks Center for Christian Leadership and Staff Advisor at Bent Tree Fellowship in Carrolton, Texas. He has served on the board of Chosen People Ministries for over two decades. In addition,
he serves on the board at Wheaton College, currently chairing the Academic Affairs subcommittee, as well as on the board with the Institute for Global Engagement. He is a graduate of the University of Texas (B.A.), Dallas Theological Seminary (Th.M.), and the University of Aberdeen (Ph.D.). He has had four annual stints of post doctoral study at the University of Tübingen, the second through fourth as an Alexander von Humboldt scholar (1989-90, 1995-96, 2004-05, 2010-2011). He also serves as elder emeritus at Trinity Fellowship Church in Richardson, Texas, writes for Christianity Today, served as President of the Evangelical Theological Society for the year 2000-2001, and has authored or edited over forty-five books, including a New York Times Best Seller in non-fiction, numerous works on Jesus and the gospels, and the recently released Cultural Intelligence: Living for God in a Diverse, Pluralistic World. He loves sports on virtually every continent. He was going to be a sport broadcaster before he was redirected by God to NT studies. Just ask him about Cricket, Aussie Rules Football, Rugby, or any soccer league. He is married to Sally and has three married children (two daughters and a son), three grandsons and two granddaughters.
About Laidlaw Research Seminars
As a part of Laidlaw’s commitment to relevant, gospel-centred, innovative research, the School of Theology faculty gather each month for a research seminar. The seminars are built around a simple format – one academic presentation followed by critical interaction. Anyone is welcome to join us – this could include postgrad students, researchers from other institutions, or any others looking to hear and interact with cutting edge theological and biblical research.