2017 Conference Details

SSCE 2017 Annual Conference

Christian Ethics and Hope

Westcott House, Cambridge
8th-10th September 2017
Since the turn of the decade there have been a range of globally-impactful world events which have unsettled long-held confidences: in the global economic system, in the durability of the earth’s interconnected life systems, and in the future of liberal democracy. One outcome of political, ecological and economic instability has been an unsettling of hope in familiar things, and this in turn provides an appropriate occasion for a theological re-appraisal of where our contemporary hope(s) lie: for the theological academy, as a horizon for moral deliberation, and with respect to our pursuit of common good. For our conference this year we will take up this theme of hope through a variety of modes, reflecting on the role of hope in biblical exegesis, in orienting theological reflection, and in anchoring moral deliberation.

Plenary Speakers include:

Valerie Cooper (Associate Professor of Religion and Society and Black Church Studies, Duke Divinity School)
David P. Gushee (current SCE president and Distinguished University Professor of Christian Ethics, Mercer University)
Michael Northcott (Professor of Ethics, University of Edinburgh)
Beth Philips (Tutor in Theology and Ethics, Westcott House, Cambridge University)
Janet Martin Soskice (Professor of Philosophical Theology, Cambridge University)
You can register for the conference via our website by clicking on this link.

Short Papers:

We invite submissions of a short abstract and title towards consideration for short paper sessions at the conference. You can submit a short paper proposal through our website using this link. We will begin reviewing abstracts on June 1, in order to provide those presenters whose papers have been accepted notification around June 15.