Westar Appoints New Academic Director

David Galston

Westar Institute has appointed a new Academic Director. David Galston is a University Chaplain and Adjunct Professor of Philosophy at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario. He is the author of two books, Archives and the Event of God (McGill-Queens Press, 2010) and Embracing the Human Jesus (Polebridge Press, 2012). He holds a B.A. from the University of Winnipeg, a M.Div. from Vancouver School of Theology, and a Ph.D. from McGill University. As Academic Director David will work cooperatively with Westar seminars, help recruit scholars, participate in conference planning, and assist the development of on-line education.


New Issue of Forum: Syria and Christian Origins


The April issue of Forum academic journal is now available online! This issue on Syria and Christian Origins includes articles on Caesarea Philippi, the Didache, the apostle Peter, Ignatius of Antioch, and the role of ritual and story in shaping early Christian identity. Read the preface to learn more, purchase Issue 3,1, or subscribe here.


Spring 2014 Meeting Resources

The Spring 2014 national meeting is done, but you can still find all kinds of resources online, including session recaps and links to audiovisual materials. We are planning to add more resources throughout the month of April, so check back often!

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Scholars Bible Synoptic Gospels

Synoptic Gospels

With the publication of The Gospel of Luke by Richard I. Pervo, the Scholars Bible commentaries on the Synoptic Gospels are now available as a complete set. Using the Scholars Version translation that is true to the everyday Greek of the gospel writers, the authors explore the who, when, where, why, and how of each Gospel. Includes the Greek text, introduction, notes, and cross-references.

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