II/ Explorations in Theology and Apocalyptic—Session II (Sunday evening– details TBA)
J. Louis Martyn has argued that we must recognize the importance of the “third actor” (besides God and humans) in the Christian redemptive and moral drama, namely, Satan, and/or the powers of Sin and Death, and/or the “principalities and powers.” While Martyn has recently refocused this issue for Pauline theology, it is also increasingly important in other strains of modern and contemporary theological reflection. These papers will variously explore the significance of the “third agent” in contemporary theology and examine the contribution of that theme to Christian theology in an apocalyptic mode.
Papers offered by:
- Trevor Eppehimer (Hood Theological Seminary): ‘Domestic Insurgency or Foreign Invasion? John Milbank and J. Louis Martyn on Redemption and the “Third Actor”’
- Myles Werntz (Baylor University): ‘The Ubiquity of Christ and the Sites of Redemption:William Stringfellow and the Resistance to Death’
- Matt Croasmun (Yale University): ‘An Emergent Account of Sin in Romans 5-8 as the “Third Actor”: Emergence Theory as a Source for Contemporary Christian Theology’
- Scott Prather (University of Aberdeen): ‘Apocalyptic and Providential Power(s)’
Chair: Jodi Belcher (Duke Divinity School)