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KLICE Book Colloquium on ‘Biblical Law’, March 2012

Co-sponsored by KLICE and the Cambridge Inter-faith Programme. Based around a new book by Jonathan Burnside entitled God, Justice and Society: Aspects of Law and Legality in the Bible (Oxford University Press, 2011). Dr. Burnside is Reader in Biblical Law at the University of Bristol and chair of the KLICE Advisory Council. Plenary speakers included Professor Bernard Jackson (Liverpool Hope University, formerly University of Manchester), Professor Gordon McConville (University of Gloucester) and Sheikh Michael Mumisa (University of Cambridge). Jonathan Burnside and Professor Nicholas Aroney (Faculty of Law, University of Queensland) responded to the plenary speakers. 

Tyndale Fellowship: Ethics and Social Theology Group on New Testament Ethics, 2009

The Tyndale Lecture on Ethics and Social Theology: ‘Continuity, discontinuity and hope: the contribution of New Testament eschatology to a distinctively Christian environmental ethos’ was given by Dr Jonathan Moo.

KLICE Book Colloquium, 2008

30 people participated in this one-day colloquium on KLICE Advisory Council member Brian Brock’s book, Singing the Ethos of God: On the Place of Christian Ethics in Scripture (Eerdmans 2007).


  • Dr. Brian Brock, University of Aberdeen
  • Dr. Bernd Wannenwetsch, University of Oxford
  • Professor Gordon Wenham, Trinity College, Bristol
  • Professor Hans Ulrich
  • Dr Donald Woods, University of Aberdeen

The papers appear in a special issue of European Journal of Theology, November 2009, for which Dr. Simon Woodman (South Wales Baptist College) also wrote a precis of the book.




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KLICE award-holder

Jonathan Rowe was the first KLICE award-holder to defend a thesis, a revised version of which was published as Michal's Moral Dilemma: A Literary, Anthropological and Ethical Interpretation (LHBOTS 533; New York, T&T Clark, 2011). Other publications include Sons or Lovers: An Interpretation of David and Jonathan's Friendship (LHBOTS 575; London: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2012) and the edited volume (with Andy Draycott) Living Witness: Explorations in Missional Ethics (Nottingham: Apollos, 2012). Jonathan is now Director of Ministry, Diocese of Truro and a member of the KLICE Council.


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The latest edition of Ethics in Conversation is also now available. In this issue, Rev. Dr Craig Bartholomew (Director of KLICE) explores the subject of Christian Higher Education - see here