“God and Mammon”: The Economy of the Early Churches in the Roman Empire
Held on Saturday, 1st May, 2021, at Robert Menzies College.
Dr Michael Theophilos was our key note speaker and the SSEC fellow for 2021. He is Associate Professor of Biblical Studies and Ancient Languages in the Faculty of Theology and Philosophy at the Australian Catholic University, Melbourne. His most recent monograph is Numismatics and Greek Lexicography. London: Bloomsbury, 2019.
These talks are available to the public.
|8.30am-9.00am||Registration||Tea and Coffee available|
|9.00am-9.05am||Welcome||Dr Peter Davis, Master of Robert Menzies College|
|9.50am-10.30am||Chris Forbes||God, Mammon, and “Cashless Societies”: bridging the gap between First and Twenty-First Centuries|
|10.30am-10.55am||Morning Tea||Tea, coffee and refreshments provided|
|10.55am-11.35am||Amelia Brown||For Love or Money?: Conversion to Christianity in Aegean Port Cities, from St Paul Onwards|
|11.40am-12.25pm Keynote Speaker||Michael Theophilos||TBA|
|12.30-12.45pm||Alanna Nobbs||Book Celebrations|
|12.45pm-1.35pm||Lunch Break||Tea, coffee and lunch provided|
|1.35pm-2.15pm||Jim Harrison||The Hypocrisy of Honour Culture in Antiquity: Jesus’ Commendation of an Impoverished Widow Benefactor in Luke 20:45-21:4|
|2.20pm-3.00pm||Peter Docherty||The Problem of Equality in 2 Corinthians 8:13-15|
|3.00pm-3.20pm||Afternoon Tea||Tea, coffee and refreshments provided|
|3.20pm-4.00pm||Lyn Kidson||Real Widows, Young Widows, and the Limits of Benefaction in 1 Timothy 5:3-16|
|4.05pm-4.45pm||Adam White||Paul, Embezzlement, and the Corinthian Christ Group: An Examination of the Charges against Paul in Light of Similar Groups in Antiquity|
Access to the 2022 and 2023 conference talks are only available to members.