Langham International in partnership with the Biblical Studies and Mission (BISAM) Study group of CEEAMS is inviting you to an international conference on Bible, Mission and Context in Central and Eastern Europe, which will be held 3-4 March 2023 in Prague, Czech Republic.
The conference intends to explore the specifics of contextual Bible interpretation which intends to make the message of the Scriptures relevant again for nations of Central and Eastern Europe. Many of these countries have experienced a renewal during the time of Reformation but have difficulties to derive meaningful guidance from the Bible for a secularized and disillusioned society. Bible exegesis becomes relevant only when it is able to create a dialogue between the ancient message and current contextual issues.
As one of the highlights the conference will see the launch of the Central and Eastern European Bible commentary. Our keynote speaker will be Dr Chris Wright, who has engaged in a fruitful discussion between biblical and mission scholarship and is well-known as both, a biblical scholar and a missiologist. Rev Tayo Arikawe, the International Director of Langham Partnership, other international guests and many contributors to this multi-year Commentary project will be part of the conference.
Participants are invited to present a 15-20 minute paper on the conference theme highlighting a contextual application of the Bible’s message to issues experienced in his or her home country. Each presentation will be followed by a time of questions and discussion.
To submit a paper proposal, please send an abstract of 200-300 words to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 31, 2023 with the subject heading: BISAM2023 and your name. Abstracts should provide the title, the specific problem that the paper addresses, and the paper’s objectives and significance. Papers may be selected for publication in a conference volume.
Details on the Conference
The conference starts on Friday noon, the 3rd of March, and ends around Saturday noon, the 4th of March, 2023.
Hotel Olšanka, Táboritská 1000/23, 130 00 Praha 3-Žižkov, Czechia, tel: +420 267 092 202
Draft Conference Program:
Register here for the CEEBC presentation online:
You can listen to speeches from the book’s contributors, contextual commentary
introductions accompanied by musical performances, and discussions by
denominational leaders, university professors, and civil society
Registration and costs
Several Conference packages have been developed, which can be found HERE.
Please select the package that fits you and fill in the Registration Form.
Please register before February 10, 2023.
Participants, especially those whose abstract will be accepted, may apply for partial coverage of the registration fee and/or help with travel costs.
Do not hesitate to direct any questions you may have to Katharina Penner, email@example.com