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Lattey Lecture 2020: Candida Moss

When Mar 03, 2020
from 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Where St Edmund's College, Garden Room (Library Building)
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The Lattey Lecture 2020

Eschatological Cleansing? Resurrection in the New Testament

Candida Moss

Edward Cadbury Professor of Theology, University of Birmingham

The resurrection of the body is proclaimed as part of the creed and in the pages of the New Testament, yet the question of what that resurrection looks like is under examined. This paper will explore how interpretations of biblical texts about the resurrection and historically derived constructions of the perfect resurrected body affect vulnerable members of the community, in particular people with disabilities.

Candida Moss joined the faculty of the Department of Theology and Religion at the University of Birmingham as Edward Cadbury Professor of Theology in 2017. She specialises in the study of the New Testament and martyrdom in early Christianity. A graduate of Oxford and Yale universities, she began her career at the University of Notre Dame, USA, and became a full Professor there in 2012.  She is an award-winning author of five books, including The Myth of Persecution: How Early Christians Invented a Story of Martyrdom (2013), Reconceiving Infertility: Biblical Perspectives on Procreation and Childlessness (2015), Bible-Nation: The United States of Hobby Lobby (2017). Moss is the papal news commentator for CBS news and a frequent commentator for CNN and has contributed to LA Times, Politico Magazine, New York Times, Washington Post, Huffington Post, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and Times Higher Education Supplement.

The Lattey Lecture is devoted to Catholic Social Teaching and Catholic Biblical Studies. It was endowed in commemoration of the work of Cuthbert Lattey SJ in founding the Catholic Biblical Association of Great Britain in 1940, the first meeting of which took place at St Edmund’s College.


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