Theology and Apocalyptic Returns to AAR/SBL 2018 Annual Meeting


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.

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