Genesis and Christian Theology: A Call for Papers

Luke Tallon, conference administrator and a PhD student at the University of St Andrews, has sent me an email announcing a conference on” Genesis and Christian Theology” to be held on 14-18 July 2009.

Call for Papers: Genesis and Christian Theology
14-18 July 2009
St Mary’s College, University of St Andrews

The University of St Andrews is pleased to announce its third conference on Scripture and Christian Theology. Since the first conference on the Gospel of John in 2003, the St Andrews conferences have been recognized as one of the most important occasions when biblical scholars and systematic theologians are brought together in conversation about a biblical text. The conferences aim to cut through the megaphone diplomacy or the sheer incomprehension that so often marks attempts to communicate across our disciplines. We invite you then to join us and some of the best theological and biblical minds in careful and often lively interaction about one of the most theologically generative of biblical books: the book of Genesis.

We are now calling for papers that integrate close readings of Genesis with Christian theology. While we are particularly interested in explorations of the dynamic relationship between Genesis and Christian doctrine, we also welcome proposals that combine careful reading of the text of Genesis with theological attention to art, creativity, ecology, ethics, the history of interpretation, or Jewish and Christian dialogue.

Keynote Speakers

Gary Anderson (Professor of Old Testament/Hebrew Bible, University of Notre Dame)
David Fergusson (Professor of Divinity, The University of Edinburgh School of Divinity)
Kathryn Tanner (Dorothy Grant Maclear Professor of Theology, University of Chicago Divinity School)

Main Papers

1. Knut Backhaus (Chair of New Testament and Biblical Hermeneutics, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich)
2. Richard J. Bauckham (Professor Emeritus, University of St Andrews)
3. William P. Brown (Professor of Old Testament, Columbia Theological Seminary)
4. Stephen Chapman (Associate Professor of Old Testament, Duke Divinity School)
5. Ellen Charry (Margaret W. Harmon Associate Professor of Systematic Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary)
6. Trevor Hart (Professor of Divinity, University of St Andrews)
7. Christoph Levin (Chair of Old Testament, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich)
8. Nathan MacDonald (Lecturer in Old Testament, University of St Andrews)
9. John Milbank (Professor in Religion, Politics and Ethics, The University of Nottingham)
10. Walter Moberly (Professor of Theology, Durham University)
11. Michael Northcott (Professor of Ethics, The University of Edinburgh).
12. Manfred Oeming (Professor of Old Testament Theology, Ruprecht Karl University of Heidelberg)
13. Karla F. Pollmann (Professor of Classics, University of St Andrews)
14. Russell Reno (Professor of Theological Ethics, Creighton University)
I would love to attend this conference. If you are interested in presenting a paper at the conference, visit their website and submit a proposal.

Claude Mariottini
Emeritus Professor of Old Testament
Northern Baptist Seminary

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