The Willamette University Center for Ancient Studies and Archaeology and the Department of Religious Studies held a two-day symposium on April 29-30 on the influence of the ancient epic and biographical genres on the composition of the early Christian Gospels.
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
"What Kind of Book is a Gospel? What Kind of Question is That?"
Dr. Dennis R. MacDonald
John Wesley Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins and
Dean at Clarement School of Theology
Thursday, April 30, 2009
A panel of scholars from the Northwest will respond to Dr. MacDonald’s lecture
and offer their views on the genre of the Gospels
"Framing Jesus: The Mythic Structure of Ancient Lives and its Influence on the Gospels."
Dr. Lane McGaughy
Director of the Center for Ancient Studies and Archaeology