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PTC Free Public Lecture

Slavery in the New Testament

Slavery is a pressing issue in our contemporary world, and the consequences of slavery in previous centuries continues to shape our politics and culture. We see slavery in the world of the New Testament as well, and nowhere more so than in Paul’s letter to Philemon. How should we understand slavery in the ancient world? What do the Apostle Paul and other New Testament writers have to say about it? How does the problem of slavery in the New Testament teach us about the role of the gospel in transforming societies, even today? 
Come to PTC for a free public lecture on slavery in the New Testament by David Briones, who is visiting our college from Westminster Seminary California. David has done extensive research on Philemon and is currently engaged in writing a commentary on this brief and fascinating letter from Paul.
When: Wednesday 31 July starts from 7:30pm
Where: 684 Elgar Road, Box Hill North 3129
Lecture will be followed by a Q&A session.
Light supper will be provided.
Bring yourself and your friends, and encourage your church to come as well! 

Dr David Briones

Dr Briones is the Associate Professor of New Testament at Westminster Seminary California. He has taught Greek, New Testament, Biblical Backgrounds, and Biblical Theology at several institutions including Westminster Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (2019-2023), and Reformation Bible College (2014-2019). 

Dr Briones has written several books, essays and articles including Paul’s Financial Policy: A Socio-Theological Approach (T&T Clark, 2014), co-edited Paul and Seneca in Dialogue (Brill, 2017) and Paul and the Giants of Philosophy: Reading the Apostle in Greco-Roman Context (IVP Academic, 2019). He is currently finishing a commentary on Philemon for the International Theological Commentary series (T&T Clark) and has other book projects in progress.

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