Mark has relayed me that the WFPS conference, still in it’s infancy, is on this year. Here are the details from him:
The Fifth Annual Western Fellowship of Professors and Scholars will be held in Manhattan, Kansas, on October 8-9, 2010, Friday afternoon through Saturday early afternoon. Mark Ziese, professor of Old Testament and archaeology at Cincinnati and a veteran field archaeologist, will be our keynote speaker.
The purpose of the conference is to encourage fellowship, discussion, and research among scholars from various academic backgrounds. This year’s theme is “Slavery: Hermeneutics and Ethics.” People are still bought and sold, chained and exploited around the world today. What are Christians doing about it now? What have the people of God done through the ages in response to human bondage? How do we interpret biblical texts that either seem to condone slavery or, on the other hand, those that advocate liberation?
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