The Workshop’s invite-only nature is designed, in part, so that we have on-hand between 20-30 participants reading and interacting with 8 papers. The four papers a day and restricted number of attendees allows for sustained reflection on the presented research with an intimately sized group of scholars. The vast majority of our attendees will be professional academics, while we also have a few spots reserved for a select group of graduate students, those whom we think would both enjoy and benefit from taking part in the exercise. Invitees will be philosophers, theologians, and biblical scholars. This, we hope, will help cultivate an environment of interdisciplinary engagement.
The papers will be read before the workshop (similar to how the old Logos workshop at Notre Dame was run). All of these provisions allow for time and space for discussion without the feel of a normal conference, wherein ideas are treated often with a glancing blow rather than sustained thought and reflection. So, we aim genuinely to get new lines of research from scholars wishing to workshop their ideas.