Explorations in Theology and Apocalyptic
AAR 2014 (San Diego, November 22nd – 25th)
Is “Apocalyptic Dogmatics” Possible?
Saturday, November 23rd, 6:30-9:00
Gaslamp Room 2 at the Omni Hotel
Does an apocalyptic orientation in Christian life and thought subvert the very idea of dogmatic theology? If so, why and how? Or, might an apocalyptic orientation open up the possibility of doing dogmatic theology differently? If so, what impact would such orientation to apocalyptic have upon the shape, content, style and performance of dogmatics. Are there unexplored avenues and untapped resources that might contribute to such a project? Are there historical or current exemplars that might usefully guide it?
Our panellists and respondent will variously explore such questions to open up the conversation.
- Derek Taylor (Duke University Divinity School): Theology as if Christ Speaks: Bonhoeffer’s Response to the Deafening Power of Dogmatics
- Matt Burdette (University of Aberdeen): History is Altogether Unnecessary: Apocalyptic Theology and Robert Jenson’s Account of Divine Transcendence
- Daniel Rhodes (Loyola University Chicago): Beyond Contemplation: The Possibility of Apocalyptic Political Orthodoxy
- Christopher Holmes (University of Otago): Some First Principles of an Apocalyptic Dogmatics
Presiding: Philip G. Ziegler (University of Abderdeen)