2020 Spring Postgraduate Conference

The Bible and Christian Ethics

University of Aberdeen, March 30th, 2020

Grant Macaskill - Keynote Speaker

This year’s postgraduate conference will explore the role of the Bible in Christian Ethics. We hope to consider this theme from a number of different approaches including, but not limited to:

  • The historical relation of the Bible to the development of Christian Ethics as a discipline

  • The relationship of contemporary Biblical scholarship to ethics

  • The role of other theological disciplines (e.g. Systematic Theology) in conceptualising the proper use of the Bible in Christian Ethics

  • The status of extra-Biblical sources of ethical knowledge in theology

  • Analyses of problematic uses of the Bible in historical or contemporary settings

  • Case studies of how the Bible has or is being used to shape the ethical outlooks of particular communities

Call For Papers

We are seeking papers which address questions and other issues related to the theme. In addition to the questions specified above we would also welcome papers proposals from a range of other topics including: ecological ethics, bioethics, socio-economic ethics, disability ethics, sexual ethics, political ethics, other contemporary issues, and interdisciplinary perspectives.

We welcome submissions from postgraduate students in Christian Ethics as well as students from related disciplines such as Biblical Studies, Systematic Theology, Practical Theology, Historical Theology, Religious Studies, etc.

Paper presentations will be 20 minutes in length. To submit a proposal please email a 200-300 word abstract to pg-convener@ssce.org.uk. The deadline for submission is February 7, 2020.

Keynote 

The keynote will be delivered by Professor Grant Macaskill. He is the Kirby Laing Chair of New Testament exegesis at the University of Aberdeen. His recent works include Living in Union with Christ: Paul's Gospel and Christian Moral Identity (Baker Academic), The New Testament and Intellectual Humility (Oxford University Press), and Autism and the Church: A Biblical and Theological Study (Baylor University Press).

Event Details

The conference will run from 9am—5pm on Monday, 30 March.

Lunch, coffee & refreshments are included with the registration fee of £20.

Registration

Registration for the conference will open in Januay. 

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