“The scandal of Christian disunity – a biblical approach”


The Jesuit Institute South Africa has invited world-renowned New Testament scholar, Fr. Nicholas King SJ, to South Africa in 2015 to lead the annual Winter Living Theology (WLT) week.

He will also include a one day visit to the Diocese of Manzini. He will be addressing us on June 20, 2015 at 10.00 at the George Hotel on The theme of the three-day study in each location will be: The scandal of Christian disunity – a biblical approach.

Fr. King recently published a fresh new translation of the bible. Fr. King, who writes a weekly column on the Sunday Scriptures for the Southern African Catholic Weekly, The Southern Cross, is currently teaching at the Jesuit School of Ministry at Boston College in the USA. He has published extensively on the New Testament.

He began working on an innovative and fresh translation of the New Testament in 2004 after being approached by Kevin Mayhew Publishers. In 2013 Fr. King finished the translation work; he had not only translated the New Testament but the whole Bible!

Director of the Jesuit Institute, Fr. Russell Pollitt SJ, says that we are “delighted to welcome Fr. King to South Africa. Fr. King’s enthusiasm and love for the Word of God is infectious.” King last visited South Africa in 2008 when he presented WLT in the year of St. Paul – which was called by Pope Benedict XVI – on the writing of St. Paul.

“Fr. King will help us reflect deeply on God’s word and its implication for us” Fr. Pollitt from the Jesuit Institute said.