Ecclesia and Ethics IV: Theological Interpretation for Moral Formation
Hosted by Trinity College Queensland
1-2 August 2019
This conference will be based at Trinity College Queensland in Brisbane, Australia on the evening of Thursday 1 August from 7-9pm AEST and on Friday 2 August from 9-6pm AEST and online (this is Wednesday 31 July and Thursday 1 August in the United States). Ecclesia and Ethics is an international biblical studies and theology conference bringing scholars and practitioners into a global conversation.
The conference is a hybrid conference, though many 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.
You’ll be able to sign up as an individual, a small group, or a church. You can attend from a distance or on-site here in Brisbane, Australia. Whether you’re here on the ground, or tuning in from abroad, you’ll be able to ask questions live, in real-time, and to access all of the talks through archived links, in case you miss a presentation due to time-zones, or other commitments.
If you are participating online you’ll be able to join us live, in real-time in one of our virtual rooms and ask questions (also in real-time) of our presenters. Attendees and presenters will be able to access the virtual rooms through Zoom links (see the program below). You can attend through your phone, tablet, or computer from anywhere with reliable internet or data access.
Ben Witherington III
Mark W. Elliott
Dr Rachel Davies
Carlos Sosa Siliezar
Coleman M. Ford
THURSDAY 1 AUGUST
Ben Witherington III will be presenting “Biblical Theology: What is It and How Should It Be Done?”.
FRIDAY 2 AUGUST
Arthur Sutherland will be presenting “The Significance of Victorian Virtues in shaping African American Moral Formation and the Consequences of its Decline.”
Christopher Holmes will be presenting “A Sour Stomach: Theological Interpretation as a Destabilizing, but Energizing Practice”.
Rachel Davies will be presenting “Thirst and Desire from Augustine to Mother Teresa: Interpreting Key Johannine Texts”.
Alexander P. Thompson will be presenting “How Do You Read?: The Relationship of Hospitality and Theological Interpretation in Luke-Acts as a Guide for Contemporary Christian Life”.
Carlos Sosa Siliezar will be presenting “Moral Formation in Multicultural Settings: A Theological Reading of Acts”.
Collin Cornell will be presenting “Name and Nihilism: Miskotte as Theological Interpreter for a World Come of Age”.
Glenn Packiam will be presenting “Singing Toward Virtue: The Christ Hymn and Moral Formation in Colossians”.
Coleman M. Ford will be presenting “By the Spirit Healing Him by Grace: Romans 5:5 and Moral Transformation in Augustine of Hippo’s Letters”.
Neil Pembroke will be presenting “The Holy Spirit and Moral Habitude: Aquinas’s Pneumatology of the Virtuous Life”.
Danny McDonald will be presenting “Draw Near to Listen: Reading Scripture, Listening, and Moral Formation”.
John Frederick will be presenting “The New Perspective on Barth: Election, Ethics and the New Perspective on Paul”.
Afternoon Session #1 Q+A
Paul Hedley Jones will be presenting “Afflicted with Evil: Divine Culpability and Human Response-Ability in Job”.
David Rankin will be presenting “Clement of Alexandria and the True Gnostic formed by the Lord’s teaching”.
Afternoon Session #2 Q+A
Mark W. Elliott will be presenting “What it has meant and might mean to be ‘The Church of the Poor’ after the early chapters of Acts”.
Jeremy Rios will be presenting “Purchasing Gemeinschaft with Gesellschaft: Bonhoeffer’s Ecclesiology and a Problem in Contemporary Church Communities”.