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Ancient Ruins


The New Testament Study Group of Tyndale Fellowship exists to promote evangelical scholarship that takes seriously the authority of the Bible and rigorous academic study by engaging with issues in our wider world.



Tyndale Fellowship Study Groups Conference

Wednesday 3 - Friday 5 July 2024


New Testament programme

This year our focus is on the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles, which together comprise more than a quarter of the New Testament. We are delighted to offer a range of papers exploring different aspects of these texts from a range of angles, including specific episodes within them, the relationship of Paul and his letters to Acts, how these texts are and have been read, and the relationship between Luke and Acts.
Wednesday 3 July


​16.00-18.30 Welcome

Issues of historiography, authorship, reception    

  • Alexander Lopez Diaz, ‘Luke 1:1-4 and Narratology in Early Christianity’

  • James Morgan, ‘Reading Luke-Acts in light of Five-hundred Years of Greek Historiography’

  • Nelson Hsieh, ‘The Structure of Acts in Chapter Systems from the 3rd/4th Century: Rediscovering Insights from the Greek Manuscript Tradition’

  • Tim Murray, ‘The Social Location of the Author of Luke-Acts’


Tyndale Fellowship Lecture in New Testament

20.00-21.30 Sofanit Abebe, Oak Hill College, UK, Title TBA

Thursday 4 July



Exegetical papers on particular texts/themes

  • Aminta Arrington, ‘Sight, Touch, and the Subaltern: The Anointing of Jesus by a “Sinful” Woman’

  • Michael Blythe, ‘Greed and the Dark Powers in Luke-Acts’

  • Chris Norden, ‘“Let Us return” – How Luke Presents Paul’s Decisions in Acts 15:36–16:10’


Exegetical papers on particular texts/themes

  • Murray Smith, ‘Expectant omissions: the function Luke’s selective citation strategy in his inaugurated eschatology’

  • Daniel David Pollorena, 'Who said what? Jesus or John? Exploring Luke’s use of the Agrapha in Acts 11:16’


Paul in and with Luke-Acts

  • Christopher De Stigter, ‘Acts, Paul, and the Social Logic of εἰδωλόθυτον’

  • Christophe Stenschke, ‘The Distinctly Jewish Prisoner: The Paul of Acts 21–28’

  • Danny Atkins, ‘The Mystery of Israel and the Mission of God: Reading Romans 9-11 and Luke-Acts Together’


Friday 5 July


Reading Luke-Acts

  • Alistair I. Wilson, ‘Foundations for a “missional reading” of Luke’s Gospel’

  • Matthew Sleeman, ‘How do you read? Being Lukewise with(in) Acts’


Relating Luke and Acts

  • Bex White, ‘How Does the Use of Allusion before Quotation Provide an Argument from Narrative Shape for Unity in Luke-Acts?’

  • Nick Moore, ‘Ascension, Worship, and the Hinge of Luke-Acts’

12.10-12.30 Planning session

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