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The University of Chester 14th–16th July 2014
Matthew Henry (1662–1714) is remembered today by two major groups of scholars: by historians as a leading figure among early eighteenth
To commemorate the tercentenary of the death of Matthew Henry (22 June 1714) and his 25-year ministry in Chester (1687–1712), the University of Chester, in collaboration with Chester Cathedral Library and the University of Manchester, is holding an interdisciplinary conference 14th–16th July 2014 to bring together historians, biblical scholars, and theologians to explore the work, context, and legacy of Matthew Henry, especially as it relates to his engagement with and use of Scripture. With keynote lectures from Prof. Clyde Binfield, Dr Ligon Duncan, Dr David Wykes, and Prof. Jeremy Gregory, this conference will not only offer a fresh opportunity to appreciate Henry’s ministry within the local context of Chester, it will also evaluate Henry in a wider historical context, and consider his contribution to the interpretation of the Bible in the early 18th century and its legacy up to the present day.
Proposals for 25-minute papers are invited on any aspect of Matthew Henry’s context, life and work, or reception, including but not limited to:
We welcome contributions from both senior and junior scholars with interests in the history of the period and the reception of the Bible.
Abstracts of not more than 300 words, together with the name and institutional affiliation of the proposer should be sent to MatthewHenry@chester.ac.uk by 28th February 2014.
The cost of the conference is £160 residential and £95 non-residential.
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