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Indianapolis, IN




Supporting Scholars in Research and Publication 

In cooperation with the Protestant Faculty of the Eberhard Karls University in Tübingen, Germany, the Institute offers a weekly colloquium in New Testament, which provides a forum for doctoral students and visiting scholars to present work in progress, in English or German. The colloquium also regularly hosts guest lectures here in Tübingen. These colloquia and guest lectures encourage dialogue between scholars from all parts of the world, from different academic disciplines and Christian traditions, and from a variety of cultures and backgrounds.  Click here to learn more about our New Testament Colloquia

Exploring Christian Theology

The Institute offers classes in Theological German and Theological English, in cooperation with the Protestant Faculty. Both courses provide students with the chance to read and discuss theological texts, from Scripture and from a variety of Christian authors, past and present. Theological English is particularly helpful for students preparing for study abroad in England, Scotland, or elsewhere. Theological German offers international students an introduction to the German Bible and to German-speaking theologians.  Click here for more information on the Theological German and English classes. 

Encouraging Scholarly Exchange at the Highest Levels

During the past decade, the Institute has been able to sponsor, in partnership with the Institut für antikes Judentum und hellenistische Religionsgeschichte (Prof. Dr. Michael Tilly), part of the Protestant Faculty here in Tübingen (2009/2014), and with the Protestant Faculty (Prof. Dr. L. T. Stuckenbruck) of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich (2014), two symposia with scholars from around the world: on the Septuagint (2009) and on “Make Disciples of all Nations” (2014). These meetings help to fulfill our mission to encourage study of early Christianity at the highest levels of scholarship. A third symposium on the Lord’s Prayer is planned for October 2018.  Click here to learn more about the symposia and other research presentations.