On 9-11 December 2019, the Department of Biblical and Ancient Studies at UNISA, University of South Africa, organized a symposium on religion, its texts, and engagement with contemporary studies. The symposium was initiated by Professors Elelwani Farisani and Huli Ramantswana. Three keynote addresses (Professor Anthony Pinn, USA; Dr Michael K. Mensah, Ghana; and Professor Knut Holter, Norway) and thirteen other papers focused on theoretical and more practical aspects of religious texts, mainly related to Bible and Christian tradition.