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‘What Paul really thought about the gospel and why it is surprisingly good news’ with Dr Chris Tilling

Tue 4 June 2024 Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm

We're delighted to be hosting a special summer term of Keene Lectures at the Cathedral this year with an exciting line-up of guest speakers. 

This year we have a series of five lectures in the summer term, where we have asked theologians and university lecturers to talk about a subject of their choice, something that they feel passionate about.

Chris' lecture is called, 'How to read Paul's letters. What Paul really thought about the gospel and why it is surprisingly good news'. Paul’s theology and letters are choppy waters and much hangs on how Paul is understood. Get some key moves wrong and we end up with quite the distorted image that has massive ramifications in and beyond the church. Chris Tilling offers guidance, in this talk, about how to read his letters well and ultimately how to embrace an exciting and liberating account of Paul’s gospel.

Dr Chris Tilling is Graduate Tutor and Senior Lecturer in New Testament Studies at St Mellitus College.

Chris’s first book, the critically acclaimed Paul’s Divine Christology (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2012), is now republished with multiple endorsements and a new Foreword, by Eerdmans. He supervises PhD students via King’s College London, and is an experienced external examiner of PhDs. He has organised public theology lectures as well as theology conferences, and he enjoys playing golf and chess, now working as editor for a couple of chess publishing houses. He is married to Anja and has two children.

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