We are glad to announce that the programme of seminars originally scheduled for last year’s 2020 AAR/SBL meeting have been re-scheduled as online events to take place on the 15 November 2021 and 7 February 2022. Details of the two sessions are given below.
Anyone interested in attending should email firstname.lastname@example.org to register their interest. Links to the online sessions will be sent out to those registered a few days before the event itself.
Apocalyptic Theology and the Concept of Justice
MONDAY, 15 NOVEMBER 2021, 18:00-20:00 GMT (13:00-15:00 EST)
The three papers presented in this panel investigate the concept of justice within an apocalyptic Christian theology.
Professor Paul Hinlicky (Roanoke College) — ‘Lou Martin and Martin Luther on Justification/ Rectification’
Dr Henry Spaulding, III (Mount Vernon Nazarene University) — ‘Justification of the Ungodly: Pauline Apocalyptic, Restorative Justice’
Dr Jamie Davies (Trinity College, Bristol) — ‘The Justice and Deliverance of God: Integrating Forensic and Cosmological in the ‘Apocalyptic Paul’
Cyril O’Regan on Apocalyptic and Metaphysics
MONDAY, 7 February 2022, 15:00-17:00 GMT (10:00-12:00 EST)
Professor Cyril O’Regan’s work has been persistently occupied with the “spaces of apocalyptic” in modern theology. In this paper O’Regan explores the relationship between (Pauline inflected) apocalyptic theology and metaphysics. What are the potential promises and perils of bringing these two themes together?
Professor Judith Wolfe (University of St Andrews) and Dr Ry Siggelkow (University of St Thomas) will offer responses and lead in the conversation.
The second of our programme of virtual seminars for 2021/22 will take place online MONDAY, 7 February 2022, 15:00-17:00 GMT (10:00-12:00 EST).
Those interested in attending should email email@example.com to register their interest (those who attended our November seminar are already registered and will be invited automatically).
Links to the online session will be sent out to those registered a few days before the event itself.
Professor Cyril O’Regan’s work has been persistently occupied with the “spaces of apocalyptic” in modern theology. In this paper O’Regan will explore the relationship between (Pauline inflected) apocalyptic theology and metaphysics. What are the potential promises and perils of bringing these two themes together?
The ACPT is delighted to be working with colleagues in the Netherlands at the PThU, De Nieuwe Bijbelschool and Miskotte-Stichting to host an online conference on 8th-9th of November 2021 on Kornelis H. Miskotte’s book ‘Biblical ABCs’. This important wartime text has been newly translated into English this year and published this autumn by Rowan and Littlefield.
Katherine Sonderegger, Philip Ziegler, Susannah Ticciati, Christopher Chalamet, Rinse Reeling Brouwer, Collin Cornell, Eleonora Hof and Mirjam Elbers will all contribute to the discussion of the meaning and topicality of K.H. Miskotte’s theology of resistance.
Continuing our explorations in theology and apocalyptic, we invite proposals for short papers (20-25 minutes in length) investigating the question of the concept of justice within an apocalyptic Christian theology. What is the relation of justice and apocalypse? What role is or ought to be played by the notion of justice in an apocalyptic account of salvation? How is justice treated in historic examples of apocalyptic theology, and with what significance? Is the ‘God apocalypse in Jesus Christ’ a God of justice and if so in just what sense? What approach might an apocalyptic theology take to the question of justice as category of public, legal, political discourse? What would be involved in recasting widely deployed concepts of justice in a contemporary ‘apocalyptic key’? Papers working theologically with biblical texts and resources are particularly invited.
Proposals should be no more than 300 words in length, and must be accompanied by a brief single-page CV.
The Explorations in Theology and Apocalyptic group will be taking a break this year and won’t be running discrete sessions during the annual meetings of the AAR/SBL in San Diego, CA this November. For those hankering after some Pauline apocalyptic discussion, however, allow us to encourage you not to miss this the review panel session on Douglas Campbell’s new Pauline Dogmatics, forthcoming from Eerdmans later this year. Doug Harink, Alexandra Brown and Douglas himself have of course all been active participants in our group’s work over the years, and this promises to be a very interesting session indeed.
Pauline Theology (S24-230) 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM on 24th of November 2019, Room TBD
Panel Review of Douglas Campbell, Pauline Dogmatics: The Triumph of God’s Love (Eerdmans, 2019)
Alexandra Brown, Washington and Lee University, Presiding
Grant Macaskill, University of Aberdeen, Panelist (25 min)
After taking a break in 2017, the working group on ‘Theology and Apocalyptic’ will be back with two sessions during this year’s annual meeting of the AAR/SBL in Denver, CO in November 2018.
First, on the evening of Saturday, November 17th (6:30 – 8:30 pm, in the Mt. Oxford Room of the Grand Hyatt Hotel), we will host a panel session discussing Philip Ziegler’s (University of Aberdeen) recent book, Militant Grace. The panel will consist of Katherine Sonderegger (Virginia Theological Seminary, Steve Long (Southern Methodist University), and Chris Tilling (St Mellitus College). The author will respond. The publisher, Baker Academic, is kindly sponsoring the session and Doug Harink (King’s University) will chair.
Then, on the evening of Sunday, November 18th (6:30 – 8:30 pm, in the Mt. Oxford Room of the Grand Hyatt Hotel) we will host a second panel session. A panel, composed of Paul Martens (Baylor University) and Elizabeth Phillips (Visiting Scholar, Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge, and Honorary Fellow in the Department of Theology and Religion, Durham University), and Nancy Bedford (Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary) will engage in discussion of two recent works in political theology: the first, Travis Kroeker’s (McMaster University) Messianic Political Theology and Diaspora Ethics: Essays in Exile and the second, Kyle Gingerich Hiebert’s (Toronto Mennonite Theological Centre) The Architectonics of Hope: Violence, Apocalyptic, and the Transformation of Political Theology. The authors will respond. Both texts are published by Wipf & Stock who are kindly sponsoring the session and Philip Ziegler (University of Aberdeen) will chair.
We’re always grateful if you can you help us get word around of these events. Looking forward to continuing the conversation.
Just a quick note to say that the working group ‘Explorations in Theology and Apocalyptic’ will be taking a break and will not be hosting special sessions during the annual meetings of the AAR/SBL this November, 2017. We plan to pick up our conservation again during the 2018 meetings once again.
In the meantime, keep an eye out for the April 2018 issue of Theology Today which will be a special issue on the theme of ‘Theology and Apocalyptic’. It will present a rich collection of papers, some of which have emerged from our meetings in recent years. Nancy Duff (Princeton Theological Seminary) and Philip Ziegler (University of Aberdeen) are together editing the issue.
Everyone who has been involved in the conversations of the ‘Explorations in Theology and Apocalyptic’ group over recent years will not want to miss out on hearing Professor Beverly Gaventa’s SBL Presidential Address during this year’s annual meeting of the AAR/SBL.
SBL Presidential Address (Session: S19-401)
Time & Date: Saturday, November 19th, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm / Room: TBC
Michael Fox, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Introduction (10 min)
Beverly Gaventa, Baylor University Reading Romans 13 with Simone Weil: Toward a More Generous Hermeneutic (50 min)