Leading experts in New Testament from abroad will speak at the forum in Moscow

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SS Cyril and Methodius postgraduate and doctoral studies (the INSTITUTE) named after saints Cyril and Methodius 24-28 September will hold in Moscow an international conference on «the gospel of Matthew: historical and theological context» with the participation of leading specialists and scholars from abroad.

«The conference will feature more than a dozen reports of the leading experts on the New Testament; among them the authors of studies and reviews, which have become classics of modern science», — told RIA Novosti the Institute offers.

On the first day of the conference a presentation will be made, in particular, CMI rector, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk (Alfeyev) on «the gospel of Matthew in Church tradition and in modern science».

The conference is held jointly with the international Society of new Testament studies (Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas) and the Higher school of Economics (HSE), said the organizers.

«Thematic round tables, which ends each day of the conference, should become a starting point for dialogue and cooperation between the resurgent Russian biblical studies and biblical science of Oxford, Cambridge, tübingen, and other leading Western universities», — reported in the post-graduate school.