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Von Hügel Institute

for Critical Catholic Inquiry

The Lattey Lecture 2024

God’s Ghostwriters: Enslaved Christians and the Making of the Bible

In this lecture, Professor Candida Moss will give a portrait of the many enslaved and nameless collaborators responsible for producing the earliest manuscripts of the New Testament; from taking dictation to editorialising; to proof-reading and refining; to influencing the teaching and transmission of Christ’s message across the ancient world.

Candida Moss is the Edward Cadbury Professor of Theology at the University of Birmingham. Prior to this, she taught for almost a decade at the University of Notre Dame. She holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Oxford and an MA and PhD from Yale University. The award-winning author or co-author of seven books, she has also served as Papal News Commentator for CBS News and writes a column for The Daily Beast. She has written for and had her work reported on in the New York TimesLos Angeles TimesWashington PostAtlanticNewsweek, and Christian Century, among many other outlets. Dr Moss has also served as an on-air expert for CNN and Fox News, and presented or appeared in documentaries for CNN, NBC, National Geographic, History Channel, Discovery Channel, and the BBC.

Date: Tuesday, 28th May 2024

Time: 5.30pm, followed by a drinks reception

Location: The Garden Room

To Register: Email by midday 20th May. 



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