BRATISLAVA, JUNE 2024
BRATISLAVA
JUNE 2024

Loss and Gain 
in (Cultural) 
Translation?

Receptions of Paul the Apostle
in the First Four Centuries

Receptions of Paul the Apostle
in the First Four Centuries

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The Early Reception of Paul in the Corpus
of New Testament Writings

We intend to follow the current findings of the historical-critical approach to Paul’s message
as part and parcel of Second Temple Judaism, as well as the findings of the previous Bratislava conference in September 2022 which focused on the early reception of Paul in the first two centuries, and to deal with the question of the cultural translation process involved in the reception of Pauline traditions in contexts that differed from the situation and context of the undisputed Pauline letters. What implications does it have when terms, narratives, concepts, and notions are transmitted from a Greek Jewish context into contexts where cultural and linguistic traditions differ, including different political and social settings after the Jewish War, the Bar Kochba revolt, and later on? This and related questions are in the spotlight of this conference. In this way, we would like to better understand and historically critically evaluate the way Paul’s Jewish heritage was received and transformed in terms of ideas, culture, and religion, including the implications for the development of the Christ movement, as well as of early Christian-Jewish relations in the following period.
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DATE & LOCATION

Date and Location of the Conference

The conference will take place 
in the first week of June 2024 in Bratislava.
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Comenius University Science Park in Bratislava

Ilkovičova 8 
841 04 Bratislava 
Slovakia

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Comenius University Science Park in Bratislava

Ilkovičova 8 
841 04 Bratislava 
Slovakia

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HOW TO GET THERE

Take the tram no. 9 from the city centre or no. 4 from River Park

From The Grand Hotel River Park you can take a tram no. 4 at “Chatam Sófer” station, from hotels Tatra, Falkensteiner and Ibis you can take the tram no. 9 from “Kapucínska” station. Both trams goes to “Botanická záhrada” station near Science Park.

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The Grand Hotel River Park is situated beside the Danube River, opposite to the Chatam Sofer Memorial and only 3 minutes away by a tram from the Science Park. Hotel Ibis, Falkensteiner and Tatra are located in the city center and are only 6 minutes away by a tram from the Science Park.
Hotel Ibis

Hotel Ibis***

How to get to the "Kapucínska" stop from Hotel Ibis? Hotel is located 210m (3 minutes) from the "Kapucínska" stop. Tram No. 9 departs from here.

Hotel Tatra

Hotel Tatra****

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How to get to the "Kapucínska" tram stop from Hotel Tatra?
Hotel is located 700m (10 minutes) from the "Kapucínska" stop. Tram No. 9 departs from here.

Hotel Falkensteiner

Hotel Falkensteiner****

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How to get to the "Kapucínska" stop from Hotel Falkensteiner? Hotel is located 180m (3 minutes) from the "Kapucínska" stop. Tram No. 9 departs from here.

Grand Hotel River Park*****

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The Grand Hotel River Park is situated beside the Danube River, opposite the Chatam Sofer Memorial. Tram No. 9 departs from the stop “Chatam Sófer" in front of the hotel.

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PREVIOUS RESEARCH

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The Message of Paul the Apostle within Second Temple Judaism​

The Message of Paul the Apostle within Second Temple Judaism

Noting that a traditional understanding of Paul as “convert” from Judaism has fueled false and often dangerous stereotypes of Judaism, and that the so-called “new perspective on Paul” has not completely escaped these stereotypes, František Ábel has gathered leading international scholars to test the hypotheses of the more recent “Paul within Judaism” movement. Though hardly monolithic in their approach, these scholars’ explorations of specific topics concerning Second Temple Judaism and Paul’s message and theology allow a more contextually nuanced understanding of the apostle’s thought, one free from particular biases rooted in unacknowledged ideologies and traditional interpretations transmitted by particular church traditions.

Israel and the Nations: Paul's Gospel in the Context of Jewish Expectation​

Israel and the Nations: Paul's Gospel in the Context of Jewish Expectation

Israel and the Nations: Paul’s Gospel in the Context of Jewish Expectation provides various perspectives of leading contemporary scholars concerning Paul’s message, particularly his expressed expectation of the end-time redemption of Israel and its relation to the Gentiles, the non-Jewish nations, in the context of Jewish eschatological expectation. The contributors engage the increasingly contentious enigmas relating to Paul’s Jewishness: had his perception of living in a new era in Christ and anticipating an imminent final consummation moved him beyond the bounds of what his contemporaries would have considered Judaism, or did Paul continue to think and act “within Judaism”?

Receptions of Paul during the First Two Centuries: Exploration of the Jewish Matrix of Early Christianity​

Receptions of Paul during the First Two Centuries: Exploration of the Jewish Matrix of Early Christianity

Receptions of Paul during the First Two Centuries: Exploration of the Jewish Matrix of Early Christianity examines the historical context of Paul and the way Paul’s Jewish heritage was received. Contributors take into consideration the aftermath of the Jewish War and its impact on the development of the Jesus movement and early Christian-Jewish relations in the following period. The chapters come to the conclusion that after the Jewish War, the reception of the authentic Paul was transformed more and more into the tradition about Paul, based and established by the second and third generations of Jesus-believing Gentiles, which perceived Paul as a convert from what is labeled “Judaism” (Ἰουδαϊσμός) to the complete opposite of it, “Christianity” (Χριστιανισμός).

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The Grand Hotel River Park is situated beside the Danube River, opposite to the Chatam Sofer Memorial and only 3 minutes away by a tram from the Science Park. Hotel Ibis and Hotel Falkensteiner are located directly below the castle in the historical part of Bratislava. Distance by tram to the Science Park is 6 minutes. Hotel Tatra is located right next to the Presidential Palace in the center of Bratislava. Distance by tram to the Science Park is 6 minutes.

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Our Partners

The conference is part of the research project VEGA, which is supported by the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sports of the Slovak Republic.
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