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IRCI welcomes Professors John Collins and Adela Yarbro Collins

John CollinsAdela CollinsBiblical scholars of renown in Melbourne

John Collins and Adela Yarbro Collins of Yale Divinity School are visiting the Institute during May. Their visit is co-sponsored by the University of Divinity and Catholic Theological College. Adela is a member of the advisory board of the ACU research project Texts, Traditions, and Early Christian Identities.

While in Melbourne, they are addressing several symposia, delivering a public lecture, and meeting with staff and students.

See an outline of their events below:

Friday 11 May 2018

Who: Adela Yarbro Collins, Gerald West, Jione Havea, Dorothy Lee
What: Feminist Biblical Conference: The State of biblical Scholarship – Where are we now?
Where: Centre for Theology and Ministry, 29 College Cresent Parkville
When: 9.30am – 5.00pm
$40 waged / $20 unwaged

Tuesday 15 May 2018

Who: John J Collins
What: Public Lecture: Biblical Values: What are they? Who decides? Are they still relevant in the Modern World?
Where: Trinity College, Old Warden’s Lodge, 100 Royal Parade, Parkville
When: 7.30 – 9.00pm
Free lecture, booking essential

Friday 18 May 2018

Who: John C Collins, Adela Yarbro Collins
What: International Biblical Research Conference John: Is there Mysticism in the Dead Sea Scrolls?, Adela: Paul, Jewish Mysticism, and Spirit Possession.
Where: Knox Room, Catholic Theological College
When: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Invitation only, contact

Tuesday 22 May 2018 

Who: Prof. Adela Yarbro Collins (Yale)
What: BECS Seminar series: Paul and his Readers: 1 Corinthians 7 as Interpreted in the Second and Third Centuries
Where: Videoconference room 7.03, Level 7, 250 Victoria Parade
When: 11.00am – 12.30pm
Free seminar, contact David Litwa 03 9230 8386


For further information on their visit, please contact David Litwa.

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