Author: Tim Davy
Redcliffe College’s 2010 Annual Lecture in Bible and Mission will be delivered by Prof Gordon Wenham on the subject of ’The Nations in the Psalms’.
The event will be held on Wednesday 12 May 2010 at 7.00pm to 9.00pm GMT. It is put on in partnership with Bible Society, Wycliffe Bible Translators and Keswick Ministries.
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More details: Even on a superfical reading of the Psalms, we come across a diversity of ideas regarding ’the nations’:
Why do the nations rage and the peoples plot in vain? (2:1, ESV) let the nations be judged before you! (9:19) God reigns over the nations (47:8) Let the nations be glad and sing for joy (67:4) Declare his glory among the nations (96:3) Praise the LORD, all nations! (117:1)
How then are we to understand the complex relationships between Israel, the nations and God? And what insights for mission might we gain from these and other texts in the Psalms?
After Prof Wenham’s lecture a ’missional response’ will be offered by Tim Davy, lecturer in Biblical Studies and Director of the Centre for the Study of Bible and Mission.
The evening will also incorporate the public launch of an exciting new Redcliffe initiative. The Centre for the Study of Bible and Mission aims to serve the Church by engaging in research, teaching, writing and speaking on mission in the Bible, and the Bible in mission thinking, practice and training. Its goal is to encourage Christians to reflect on mission biblically and the Bible missionally.
Prof Gordon Wenham is tutor in Old Testament at Trinity College, Bristol. Prior to this he was Professor of Old Testament at the University of Gloucestershire. He has held teaching positions or served as visiting lecturer at a range of institutions around the world. He is the author of numerous publications and combines scholarly excellence with clarity and accessibility. His main research interests are the Pentateuch, the Bible and Ethics, and the Psalms.