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Jesus in Words and Pictures

Location
Great Hall King's Building Strand Campus, King's College London
Category
Conference/Seminar
When
12/03/2015 (10:00-16:30)
Contact

Eventbrite

Description

A conference for teachers and A-Level students

Organised by the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, King's College London, in association with the Lumo Project.

This conference explores the presentation of Jesus in the New Testament Gospels and in film.  It is designed for teachers of and students on A-Level Religious Studies courses which have a focus on the Gospels.

Students will have an opportunity to hear from leading scholars, based at King's College London, on the portrayal of Jesus in the Synoptic Gospels and in the Gospel of John, and on the way Jesus has been represented in art, particularly on screen.

To support the study of the Gospel texts and enhance student engagement with them, this Conference will premier clips from the soon-to-be shown and ground breaking series of Jesus films, The Lumo Project. For the first time on screen, this multi million pound Project presents four feature length films based on the four Gospels using the actual words of the texts themselves as narration. Following the showing of clips from the Lumo Gospel films of Luke and John, the director of the films will speak about the challenges of bringing the Gospels to screen.  In a question and answer session, students will hear from the actor who had the monumental task of playing Jesus.

Conference speakers:

  • Edward Adams, Professor of New Testament Studies, King's College London
  • David Batty, Director of the Lumo Project Ray Bruce, Associate Producer of the Lumo
  • Project Ben Quash, Professor of Christianity and the Arts, King's College London 
  • Selva Rasalingam, the actor who plays Jesus in the Lumo films 
  • Joan Taylor, Professor of Christian Origins and Second Temple Judaism, King's College London

The conference is free.  Since demand for places is expected to be high, early booking is advised. Please book using our Eventbrite page.


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