Past Seminars

Candlemas 2017 (Spring Semester)

FEBRUARY

1 – Dr Alistair McFadyen, Lecturer in Theology, University of Leeds: ‘On Having Enemies: Terror, Torture, Theology & Policing’

8 – Prof Lewis Ayers, Prof of Catholic and Historical Theology, Durham University: ‘…Totius Traditionis Mirabile Sacramentum: A Theology of Tradition in the Light of Dei Verbum

15 – Dr Brandon Gallaher, Lecturer in Theology, University of Exeter: ‘The Word, the Words and the Trinity: A Preliminary Exploration of the Relationship of Eastern Orthodoxy to World Religions’

22 – Prof David Clough, Prof of Theology, University of Chester: ‘Consuming Animal Creatures- The Ethics of Eating Animals’

MARCH

1 – Dr Justin Stratis, Lecturer in Theology, Trinity College, Bristol: ‘Modern English Trinitarianism and the Turn to the Social – Exploring the Welch Thesis’

8 – Dr Joan O’Donovan, Lecturer in Theology, University of Edinburgh: ‘A Reformation Contribution to an Evangelical Theology of Law and Freedom’

Spring Vacation

29 – Dr Simeon Zahl, Lecturer in Systematic Theology, Nottingham: ‘Is There a Protestant Metaphysics? Luther’s Use/Substance Distinction and the Nature of the Theological Task’

APRIL

5 – Dr Andrew Moore, Lecturer in Theology, Regents Park College, Oxford University: ‘Why Theology has (Virtually) Nothing to Learn from Science’

12 – Dr Tasia Scrutton, Associate Prof in Philosophy of Religion, University of Leeds: ‘Religion and Mental Health: Christians, Depression, and Demonic Possession’

Martinmas 2016 (Autumn Semester)

14 Sept. “Introduction to John Webster” Dr Darren Sarisky, Wycliffe College, Oxford

21 Sept. “Theological Theology” in Confessing God, pp. 11-32; “Article Review: Self and Salvation by David Ford”, Scottish Journal of Theology, 548-559. (Discussion led by Dr Steve Holmes)

28 Sept. “Christ, Church and Reconciliation” and “Eschatology and Anthropology” in Word and Church, pp. 211-230, 263-286. (Discussion led by Carsten Card-Hyatt)

5 Oct. “Principles of Systematic Theology” in Domain of the Word, pp. 133-149; “What Makes Theology Theological?” in God Without Measure, vol. 1, pp. 213-224. (Discussion led by Jared Michelson)

12 Oct. “Biblical Reasoning” in Domain of the Word, pp. 115-132; “Hermeneutics in Modern Theology: Some Doctrinal Reflections” in Word and Church, pp. 47-86. (Discussion led by Rebekah Earnshaw)

19 Oct. Reading Week

26 Oct. Paper by Prof Oliver O’Donovan, University of Edinburgh

2 Nov. “Life in and of Himself” and “Trinity and Creation” in God Without Measure, vol. 1, pp. 13-28, 83-98. (Discussion led by Dr Timothy Baylor)

9 Nov. “Love is Also a Lover of Life: Creatio Ex Nihilo and Creaturely Goodness” and “Non Ex Aequo: God’s Relation to Creatures” in God without Measure, vol. 1, pp. 99-126. (Discussion led by Alden McCray)

16 Nov. “Theology of the Intellectual Life” in God Without Measure, vol. 2, pp. 141-156; “Curiosity” in Domain of the Word, pp. 193-202. (Discussion led by Julian Gutiérrez)

23 Nov. Group Discussion

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Candlemas 2016 (Spring Semester)

Katherine Sonderegger, Systematic Theology, vol. 1

Martinmas 2015

28 January 2015 – Christopher Holmes (Otago), “The Immanent Life of God and the Atonement”

04 February 2015 – Martin Westerholm (St Andrews), “On the Christological Determination of Augustine’s Theology of Love”

11 February 2015 – John Perry (St Andrews), “Putting Hell First: Cruelty and the Missing Moral Theory of Damnation”

18 February 2015 – James Eglington    (Edinburgh), “The Dutch Nietzsche: Kuyper and Bavinck on Multatuli”

25 February 2015 – Tommy Kidd (Baylor), “George Whitefield, Jonathan Edwards, and the Debate over the Holy Spirit in the Eighteenth-Century Revivals”

04 March 2015 – Dr Simeon Zahl    (Oxford), “The Bondage of the Affections in Luther’s Early Theology: Historical and Contemporary Implications”

11 March 2015 – Dr Simon Oliver    (Nottingham), “Teleology and the Doctrine of Creation”

01 April 2015 – Rachel Muers (Leeds), “Testimony and Quaker ethics”

08 April 2015 – Rosalee Veloso-Ewell (WEA), title tbc

15 April 2015 – Prof. Paul Lodge (Oxford), Leibniz’s theodicy

22 April 2015 – Prof. Joel Rasmussen (Oxford), “Metaphysical Transformations in the 19th Century”

29 April 2015 – Mike Higton (Durham), title tbc

Martinmas 2014

Reading Albrecht Ritschl, The Doctrine of Reconciliation

Candlemas 2013

6th February 2013 ‘Kendall Soulen’s “The Divine Name(s) and the Holy Trinity”‘, Ian McPherson

13th February 2013 ‘Theology and practice in Particular Baptist churches in the Civil War period’, Ian Birch

20th February 2013 ‘Karl Barth and a theology of religions’, Sven Ensminger

27th February 2013 ‘Finding your place in the story of God: which story, which place? A biblical-theological investigation of the covenants’, Hans Burger

6th March 2013 ‘Reclaiming the Priesthood of Christ: implications and challenges’, Prof. Alan Torrance

13th March 2013 ‘The Implications of an Edwardsean Spirit Christology’, Christi Larsen

3rd April 2013 ‘Clement of Alexandria and the Orthodox Gnostic Tradition’, Daniel Worden

10th April 2013 No meeting (SST conference in Nottingham)

17th April 2013 Prof. Ivor Davidson

24th April 2013 Rachel Muers

Martinmas 2012

6th September 2012 Mini-ethics conference: 12.30 lecture then 3pm lecture: Professors Paul Martens (Baylor) and Gerald McKenny (Notre Dame)(Further info will be circulated)

12th September 2012 Professor Atsuyoshi Fujiwara (Seigakuin University, Japan): “Theology of Culture in Post-Disaster Japan”

19th September 2012 No meeting

26th September Ryan Mullins: ‘Four-Dimensionalism and Christian Belief’

Monday 1st October 2012 Two presentations: 11.15 and 3pm: Professor Michael Banner, University of Cambridge

10th October 2012 Travis Buchanan:‘The Presence of the Higher in the Lower’: The Broad Sacramentality of C. S. Lewis’s Concept of ‘Transposition’. Andrew Kaethler: ‘Truth as Freedom or Gratitude as Freedom: Joseph Ratzinger and Alexander Schmemann in Dialogue’

17th October 2012 Andrew Hay: ‘A Trinitarian Dogmatics of Light’

24th October 2012 Dr Stephen Holmes: ‘Christian Marriage: creation ordinance or counter-cultural asceticism?’

31st October 2012 Sam Adams: title tbc

7th November 2012 Prof. Alan Torrance: title tbc

14th November 2012 No meeting due to AAR and associated events

21st November 2012 Dr N.E. Lombardo, Catholic University

28th November 2012 Christopher Brewer: “Exploring the Possibility of an Imaginative Natural Theology”

Martinmas 2011

5th October 2011 – Discussion of Kierkegaard: Philosophical Fragments (Andrew Hay)

12th Octpber 2011 – Discussion of Kierkegaard: Philosophical Fragments (Christi Larsen)

19th October 2011 – Professor Gijsbert van den Brink

26th October 2011 – Professor Ann Loades

2nd November 2011 – Shawn Bawulski and David Sonju

9th November 2011 – READING WEEK – NO SEMINAR

16th November 2011 – Ryan Mullins

23rd November 2011 – SBL – NO SEMINAR

30th November 2011 – Jon Mackenzie

7th December 2011 – Loejoo Tan “The Trinity and the Religions: An Assessment of Gavin D’Costa’s Trinitarian Theology of Religions with particular reference to Basilian Trinitarianism”

14th December 2011- Dr Stephen Holmes

Candlemas 2011

16th Feb – Ryan Mullins: “Divine Perfection and Creation”

2nd March – Steve Duby: “Classical Theism and Christian Particularity”

9th March – Jason Sexton: “The Imago Dei Once Again: Stanley Grenz’s Journey Toward a Theological Interpretation of Gen 1:26-27.”

11th March (Friday) – 2.30pm: Special Lecture by Professor Paul Molnar of St John’s Seminary, New York, entitled, “The Obedience of the Son in the Theology of Thomas F. Torrance and of Karl Barth”

16th March – SST short papers: Shawn Bawulski & Christina Larsen

23rd March – Dr Edward Oakes (Mundelein seminary): ‘Hans Urs von Balthasar and the question of Universal Salvation.’

30th March – EASTER BREAK

20th April – Dr Mark Elliott: “Reconsiderations of Barth’s Ecclesiology.”

27th April – Toby Karlowicz: “E.B. Pusey, the Allegorical Interpretation of Scripture, and its relationship to Theology”

11th May – Andrew Hay: “The Afterlife of the Bible”

Martinmas 2010

6th October Professor Christoph Schwoebel, University of Tübingen, Germany

20th October Professor Fergus Kerr

3rd November Dr Jake Andrews

17th Nov Professor Ann Loades CBE

1st December Dr Mark Elliott

15th Dec Professor Markus Bockmuehl