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Call for Papers

September 5, 2018

Trinity College Queensland is excited to be sponsoring and hosting an academic conference entitled Ecclesia and Ethics IV: Theological Interpretation for Moral Formation on 1–2  August 2019.

John Frederick, Trinity’s Lecturer in New Testament, the creator and one of the lead organizers of the conference, has issued a Call for Papers. While the conference program, registration information etc are forthcoming, feel free to spread the word about the Call for Papers to interested parties. The basic information is below, however for more information head to the Ecclesia and Ethics IV website.


Ecclesia and Ethics IV: Theological Interpretation for Moral Formation is an academic theological conference hosted at Trinity College Queensland in Brisbane, Australia on the evening of Thursday 1 August and on Friday 2 August 2019 from 9-4 pm. Ecclesia and Ethics is an international biblical studies and theology conference bringing scholars and practitioners into a global conversation.

This conference is a hybrid conference. Though papers will be given from the Brisbane location at Trinity College Queensland, presenters and attendees will be able to participate by delivering papers and conducting Q&A through webinar software from anywhere in the world, live, in real-time. All that is required of participants is a reliable internet connection and a mic/webcam, available stock on most laptops, phones, and tablets.

The organisers of this conference welcome paper proposals from Christian scholars working in the disciplines of biblical studies, church history, theology, philosophy, or ethics. Paper proposals can focus on any of these approaches as they contribute to the exercise of Theological Interpretation for Moral Formation. Subjects include but are not limited to the following:

  • The formative/transformative reality of Scripture and theology
  • Historical analyses of exegetical texts that considers the theme of moral formation through theological engagement in a biblical text in the interpretation of an exegete from the patristic, medieval, or Reformation period.
  • New interpretations of biblical texts that result in or focus on the concept of moral formation or ethics
  • Canonical approaches to biblical/theological themes across biblical books that focus on moral transformation

Papers should be between 30-40 min with a 10 minute Q&A session following. Scholars who wish to present papers are requested to send a 300 word abstract to Ryan.Brandt@gcu.edu no later than 15 January, 2019. All contributions should be original work, and standout papers will be selected for publication through an academic press TBD.

The conference is sponsored by Trinity College Queensland, Logos Bible Software and by a generous grant from the Australian Research Theology Foundation Inc.

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