The Dahl Seminar 2022 with Dr. Garrick Allen

What does it mean to read 'a Bible'? Change as an Essential Ingredient of the New Testament

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This paper is the first chapter of a popular level book designed to alter popular perceptions on what constitutes 'the Bible.' I argue that change is central to the New Testament from antiquity onward, using different version of modern English printed Bible to show the myriad ways that changes to text, material, and paratext influence reading experiences.

About Garrick Allen

Dr. Garrick Allen is Senior Lecturer in the School of Critical Studies at the University of Glasgow. He completed his PhD at the University of St Andrews in 2015. After this, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher on ECM-Apk project at the Kirchliche Hochschule Wuppertal/Bethel, where he contributed to the production of a new Greek critical edition of the book of Revelation. From 2016 to 2020 he was Associate Professor in New Testament Studies at Dublin City University. Since 2020, Dr. Allen has held his current position as Senior Lecturer in the School of Critical Studies at the University of Glasgow, where he is currently leading the ERC StG-project Titles of the New Testament: A New Approach to Manuscripts and the History of Interpretation (TiNT), and the Principal Investigator of the Paratextual Understanding project, funded by the Templeton Religion Trust. He is the author of Manuscripts of the Book of Revelation: New Philology, Paratexts, Reception (Oxford University Press, 2020) and The Book of Revelation and Early Jewish Textual Culture (Cambridge University Press, 2017), along with multiple articles, edited books, and translations. He is also the recipient of the Manfred Lautenschlaeger Award for Theological Promise (2019) and the Paul J. Achtemeier Award for New Testament Scholarship (2018).

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