2019 Spring Postgraduate Conference

(n.b. CFP Abstract deadline has been extended to 22 February)

Christian Ethics: Teaching and Formation
Durham University, April 1, 2019

This year’s postgraduate conference will explore the theme of teaching and formation in the context of Christian Ethics.  We will consider foundational questions such as what kinds of knowledge and activity constitutes Christian Ethics, how these are best transmitted, and how they are related to other theological disciplines such as biblical exegesis, systematic theology, liturgical studies, and ecumenism.  We will also consider how personal formation occurs in the good teaching and learning of Christian Ethics in universities, seminaries, churches, and other contexts and what roles our situatedness in differing geographical locations, ecclesial traditions and social positions plays in shaping our answers to these questions. 

Prof. Robert Song (Durham) will give a plenary address in addition to a diverse selection of postgraduate papers surrounding our theme.


Call for Papers

We are seeking papers which address questions and issues related to the theme.  In addition to the questions specified above we would also welcome papers 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.

Proposals can either be submitted to (for SSCE members) http://www.ssce.org.uk/pg-conference-paper-proposal or emailed to pg-convener@ssce.org.uk (for non-SSCE members).  If you have any difficulties with the submissions process please contact pg-convener@ssce.org.uk.

The deadline for submission is February 22, 2019 (this is extended from the original deadline of Febrary 15).


Event Details

The conference will run from 9am - 4pm on Monday 1 April.

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



Registration for the conference is now open.  To register please complete the online form.


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