Explaining How the Original Means: The Roles of Linguistics, Translation, and Exegesis in Biblical Language Pedagogy

Bingham Colloquium
June 4–5, 2020
Centre for Biblical Linguistics, Translation, and Exegesis
McMaster Divinity College, Hamilton, ON

Abstracts due March 31, 2020

The Bingham Colloquium is an annual biblical studies conference endowed in honour of Baptist leader and pastor H.H. Bingham. The colloquium is an academic event oriented towards the generation and dissemination of new knowledge, but it is designed to be interactive and collaborative in nature. Its format includes paper presentations, but also opportunities for both formal and informal dialogue between presenters and attendees. While active participation is encouraged, anyone is welcome to attend, regardless of whether they wish to present anything.

This year’s theme is “Explaining How the Original Means: The Roles of Linguistics, Translation, and Exegesis in Biblical Language Pedagogy.” The theme has been framed broadly enough to encompass a range of topics that factor into how students should be taught to understand and apply their knowledge of the biblical languages. This includes (1) how and to what extent modern linguistic theory and methods are used to facilitate learning, (2) how and why exegetical methods are integrated into language-learning approaches, and (3) how and why translation is employed in teaching biblical languages. Preferably, each presentation will address at least one of these three areas, as they are the three areas that represent the purview of CBLTE. According to the tradition of the colloquium, all presenters will have an opportunity to submit their papers for review, with all accepted papers to be published in an edited volume of the colloquium’s proceedings.

The 2020 Bingham Colloquium will be held on Thursday (evening) and Friday (all day), June 4–5, 2020. The events on Thursday will consist of a catered dinner, a plenary address, and time for casual dialogue. Friday will consist of the four remaining plenary addresses and additional parallel sessions. A lunch will be provided, as well as coffee and refreshments. A detailed schedule for the day can be found here.

Organizing Committee:
Dr. Christopher Land (Convener)
Dr. Stanley Porter
Dr. Francis Pang

Submission Guidelines
Participants are invited to submit a maximum 250 word abstract. Please include a description of technical requirements, if necessary.

The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2020.
Please direct submissions to cblte@mcmaster.ca.
Questions should be directed to the Organizing Committee at cblte@mcmaster.ca.


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