Wycliffe Centre for Scripture and Theology: Colloquium

The Scripture and Theology Colloquium is a semi-annual gathering of faculty, pastors, students and others who are interested in exploring the dynamic interactions of scripture and theology. With a panel of world-class experts, the colloquium will alternate between larger theological topics and at other times the colloquium will endeavour to take up a book or chapter of the Bible as the theme. For more information, please contact wycfliffe.serves@wycliffe.utoronto.ca

"Theopolitics of Mark 13"

Oct. 18, 2019   9am-4pm

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Ephraim RadnerCatastrophic Politics Revisited -- Wycliffe College
Professor of Historical Theology. Areas of expertise include: Ecclesiology: Ecclesial decision-making and ecumenism, Scriptural hermeneutics and the theological categories of “time” and “history”, The character of early modern Christian self-identity, Pneumatology, and Contemporary Christian social experience.

Matthew BurdetteThe Uprising of the Son of Man -- Dallas
The Rev. Dr. Matthew Burdette is a curate at Church of the Good Shepherd in Dallas, serves as Associate Director of the Center for Catholic and Evangelical Theology, and he contributes regularly to the Living Church magazine. He studied at General Theological Seminary, and earned a PhD in Theology at the University of Aberdeen, researching the political eschatologies of Robert W. Jenson and James H. Cone. Matt is interested in the Christian doctrine of God, the theology of culture, and the tradition of Christian socialism. He is married to his lifelong friend Evie.

Rebekah Eklund:  On Being Woke: Mark 13 and the Signs of the Times -- Loyola
Rebekah Eklund is associate professor of theology at Loyola University Maryland in Baltimore. Recent publications include Introducing Christian Ethics (2017), "Hot Jesus, Black Messiah, Suffering Son of God: How Jesus Films Shape Our Moral Imaginations,” , and “From ‘Hosanna!’ to ‘Crucify!’: The Fickle Crowds in the Four Gospels”.

Craig HoveyApocalyptic Passion -- Ashland University
Joined Ashland University faculty in 2009 and teaches courses in Christian theology and ethics, including religion courses Exploring the Bible, Exploring Christian Ethics, Faith and Society, Exploring Christian Theology, Taking Human Life, Political Theology, and Seminar in Christian Theology

Stephen Chester: Respondent -- Wycliffe College
Dr. Stephen Chester is the Lord and Lady Coggan Professor of New Testament at Wycliffe College. He is the author of several books, including Reading Paul with the Reformers: Reconciling Old and New Perspectives, winner of the 2018 Christianity Today award for best book in Biblical Studies.

Wycliffe College is a vital institution of Christian teaching and learning, engaging scholars, seminarians, masters, and doctoral students across the theological disciplines. Among its special commitments is the intellectual renewal of Scriptural and Theological study as a mutually informing discipline in the service of the Christian Church. The Wycliffe Centre for Scripture and Theology serves this purpose by:

  1. Offering regular for-credit seminars on the theological study of Scripture, which will include exegesis, hermeneutics, history of interpretation, and Scriptural theology.
  2. Organizing regular colloquia at Wycliffe – one per semester – that will bring more established and younger scholars together with faculty and Advanced Degree students for discussion of current work being done in these areas.
  3. Foster an atmosphere among interested faculty and students at Wycliffe and the Toronto School of Theology that strengthens scholarly collegiality and mission.