First of all, having heard dry runs of several of the papers already, I can say that all seven delivered by my colleagues from the University of Aberdeen will be brilliant. They include:
~ Joe McGarry - "Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Scripture, and Formation in Christ"There are a few others going down to York University (pictured here) from Aberdeen University and I must say that, though I don't mention them much on the blog, being around these theologians week after week has had the double benefit of (a) making me realize how much I have to learn and (b) helping me hopefully learn some of it. Beside theirs, other intriguing papers include:
~ Leon Harris - "The Bible as Relational Indwelling Knowledge: Colin E. Gunton's Pneumatological Approach to Inspiration and Revelation"
~ Justin Stratis - "On the Not-Necessarily-Odious Doctrine of Biblical Inerrancy"
~ Ben Rhodes - "Karl Barth on the Spirit of Scripture: The Miracle of the Circle of Inspiration"
~ James King - "The Meaning of Adiaphora"
~ Darren Sumner - "On the Dispensability (and Indispensability) of the Extra Calvinisticum"
~ Martin Westerholm - "Faith, Memory and Love: Augustine's Trinitarian Way of Knowing"
~ "The Offensiveness of Scripture" (Hugh S. Pyper)~ "Reception History, HR Jauss, and the Formative Power of Scripture" (Anthony C. Thiselton)~ "Scripture as the Voice of God" (Henk Van den Belt)~ "The Role of Community in Scriptural Authority" (Josh Reeves)~ "The Living Authority of Scripture" (Angus Paddison)~ "Interpreting Psalms for the Church" (Ellen Charry)~ "Words have become cheap" (Ian Clausen)~ "Dragons, Darkness, Winds, and Spirits: How Bible Translators have dealt with Genesis 1:2" (Daniel King)~ "The Nephesh Hayyah of Humans and Animals" (Kris Hiuser)~ "Divine Animals: Imago Dei, human creatureliness, and the commonality of all creation" (Matthew Barton)~ "Schleiermacher and the Doctrine of Scripture" (Paul Nimmo)~ "Congregational Hermeneutics" (Andrew Rogers)~ "Cormac McCarthy's The Road and the Book of Job" (Christopher Thornhill)~ "Barth's Ethics of Responsibility" (Michael Leydon)~ "Text of Submission or Text of Equality: Revisiting gender-biased scriptures and its impact on women's roles in churches in Hong Kong" (Jenny Wong)And last, but certainly not least, seeing as I am in the area I will be skipping the Monday night session of SST, jetting west on the train, and fulfilling a (nearly) life-long dream:
Oh, and in the week to come I hope to conclude my series on hell, the C&MA and Rob Bell here on the blog, so stay tuned.