A few comments by Larry Hurtado on the Peter Conference.
The conference on the Apostle Peter sponsored by our Centre for the Study of Christian Origins (Univ of Edinburgh) was held here 4-6 July, and I think we were all very pleased with it. We had ca. 70 registered, 21 presentations, lots of informed and lively discussions, and a tasty conference banquet and an available bar-service (!). My colleague, Dr. Helen Bond and I will now try to organize a selection of presentations for publication in due course. From the quality of the presentations it will be difficult to omit any!
My own presentation kicked off the event with a brief discussion of three major treatments of Peter by Protestant New Testament scholars, Oscar Cullmann, Martin Hengel and Markus Bockmuehl, spanning several decades. I tried to explore briefly the circumstances in which they wrote and their respective emphases.
Cullmann was deeply concerned with promoting Christian ecumenical efforts in the post-World…
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