A summer workshop on biblical texts, vocation, and the Christian mind
Organised by SCIO on behalf of the Museum of the Bible Scholars Initiative
To be held at St Hugh’s College, University of Oxford
Programme dates: 31 May–14 June 2017
This workshop, limited to students working on Museum of the bible Scholars Initiative projects, is an opportunity for undergraduates and graduates to be taught by academic experts in the fields of history, theology, and textual studies. Attendance at a Logos workshop is a requirement for those wishing to apply for a Yamauchi Award.
Logos in Oxford comprises the following components:
Over the course of the University of Oxford’s history numerous figures who made a great impact on the history of the church were educated and spent significant parts of their professional careers there. Although the role of these figures in a wider historical context is well understood, the part played by university education in their development, and the way in which their professional involvement in the academy shaped their lives, is not always appreciated. The same can be said of how their faith influenced their scholarship. The University of Oxford changed very considerably between the fourteenth and the twentieth centuries, but the educational and academic ethos nurtured there have always been distinctive. This course of lectures examines some remarkable individuals to come out of the university, and teases out how their ways of thinking, and what they preached and wrote, were conditioned by this very particular context.
Places are available for faculty mentors (scholars overseeing the students’ Scholars Initiative research projects at their home institutions) to accompany their students to Logos (if those students are attending Logos for the first time) for the middle part of the workshop (five nights; 4–9 June). They will be invited once awards have been made to students.
The deadline for submitting an application form is 30 January 2017. The application form and guidance for referees will shortly be available on our applications page.