Monday, January 17, 2011

Affinity Theological Studies Conferene

Last I heard there are still places available for the Affinity Theological Studies Conference (2-4 February).

"The Truth Will Set You Free: The Doctrine and Function of Scripture in the 21st Century."

I've not been to this one before, but I've booked to go this year. Papers are circulated to attendees beforehand for study in preparation for discussion sessions. At the conference speakers introduce their papers,  highlighting the main issues. After each presentation there are small group discussions. This is the low down:

Is the Princeton View of Scripture an Enlightenment Innovation?
Carl R. Trueman
Professor of Historical Theology Church History at Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia

Lost in the Old Testament? Literary Genres and Evangelical Hermeneutics
Peter Naylor
Minister, Immanuel Presbyterian Church, Cardiff

Right doctrine, wrong texts. Can we follow the apostles’ doctrine but not their hermeneutic?
Greg Beale
Professor of New Testament and Biblical Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia

Every heretic has his text: the use and abuse of the Bible in the church
Stephen Clark
Minister, Free School Court Evangelical Church, Bridgend

The Sufficiency of Scripture for Public Theology
Daniel Strange
Lecturer in Culture, Religion and Public Theology at Oak Hill College, London

Preaching the Word in the Power of the Spirit: biblical, historical and practical reflections
Hywel R. Jones
Professor of Practical Theology at Westminster Seminary California


Jonathan Hunt said...

You've not posted your annual 'banner' post yet. Do you think the speaker lineup will be revised?

Exiled Preacher said...

It's in the pipeline.

You mean with Ted Donnnelly being unwell?

Jonathan Hunt said...

Yes, given what information is available I cannot see that he could possibly be recovered sufficiently in time. I hope and pray and wish he might be, but I fear not.