Friday, 8 April 2011

What Do You Call a Group of Theologians?

I think the answer should be "an argument", but perhaps that's unfair. I can test my theory this next week, which sees the start of the annual Society for the Study of Theology (UK) conference on the theme of Holy Writ? (The question mark is very suggestive). It looks really good, and the list of plenary speakers is great: Alex Samely (Manchester); Morwenna Ludlow (Exeter); Henk van den Belt (Amsterdam); Walter Moberly (Durham); Anthony Thiselton (Nottingham); Hugh Pyper (Sheffield). The conference lasts several days and is convening this year at York University. I hope to be able to blog a few thoughts from the conference and some info about the plenary sessions, but I shall be presenting a paper at one of the themed seminars on Wednesday afternoon on the interpretation of Barth's ethics of responsibility so may be a bit distracted until then.

So watch this space for more info...

7 comments:

  1. Sounds really interesting, hope it's thrilling. I am discovering again how helpful Barth can be and will apply his thinking to my exegesis of Romans 7 'divided man.'

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  2. A confusion of theologians....

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  3. If there are three of them a trinity of theologians.

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  4. Do blog the papers when you can. Nice revamp to blog!

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  5. A "respectful disagreement" of theologians?

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  6. Thanks TinTin and Grumpy Cleric for your contributions...I do like a waffle of theologians quite a lot, it suggests a particular thinking pose to my mind (best not explored), but there's something beautifully restrained about "a respectful disagreement" of theologians. Not as grumpy as your username suggests brother Cleric...

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