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Janette Gray PhD Scholarship 2021

Supporting the education and leadership of women in theology
This scholarship provides both a Research Fee Scholarship and Research Stipend Scholarship for up to three years, covering tuition fees (approximately $18,000 per annum) and a living allowance (approximately $28,600 per annum), to study a PhD in one of the disciplines of Theology at the University of Divinity.
https://vox.divinity.edu.au/featured/janette-gray-phd-scholarship-2021/

Hadot, Spirituality and philosophy as a way of life seminar Tues April 20 online

The expression ‘philosophy as a way of life’ emerged in the writings of Pierre Hadot as a tool for making sense of some of those who are referred to as ‘ancient philosophers’. Perhaps unsurprisingly, however, it has since served as a source of inspiration for how philosophy might be conceived, and indeed rejuvenated, today. DATE: Tuesday, April 20 TIME: 1 PM Princeton time (EST) / 8 PM Bucharest time (GMT+2) (Must be about 3 am Australian time) PANEL: Hadot, Spiritual Exercises, and Philosophy as a Way of LifeSPEAKERS: Sorana Corneanu (University of Bucharest), Dana Jalobeanu (University of Bucharest), Paul Lodge (University of Oxford) ABSTRACTS:Reading, meditation and enactment: Hadot’s formative exegetics Dana Jalobeanu (University of Bucharest)In my paper I am trying to reassess some of Pierre Hadot’s contributions to the history of philosophy from the perspective of the ‘practice turn’ we are all living through in the later years (especially those of us dealing with history of science). I will be looking at a particular class of spiritual exercises (“imaginative spiritual exercises”) and show what we gain if we think of them as recorded (philosophical) practices. If you would like to participate in this fascinating seminary by zoom you can email princetonbucharestseminar@gmail.com for the zoom link https://earlymodernseminar.wordpress.com/

Michael Bird on the challenge of being relevant while avoiding the perils of modernizing Jesus

A valuable essay by Michael Bird on the tendency among researchers to modernize Jesus. It suggests a framework for doing historical Jesus studies which avoids the perils of modernizing Jesus but still emerges from the project with something to say about Jesus that is relevant to the contemporary world.

https://www.academia.edu/10747711/The_Perils_of_Modernizing_Jesus?email_work_card=view-paper

Dan Paterson on views of Hell

Dan Paterson is speaking tonight at Trinity College on how he went from writing his master’s thesis defending the traditional view of Hell as eternal conscious torment, to seeking a more healthy conversation about a topic very few Christians feel able, or even safe, to talk about. https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=10165049100205261&set=gm.2545927322377614

The zoom recordings of the very interesting Brisbane ANZATS Seminar are available

The zoom recordings of the very interesting Brisbane ANZATS Seminar:

“Theology and the university: queen of the sciences?” can be seen at

This seminar features papers and discussion by three Brisbane theologians on the question of theology’s place in the university.

The papers respond to essays on this topic by John Webster and Linn Marie Tonstad

Which can be found on the Brisbane ANZATS facebook webpage https://www.facebook.com/groups/714481882462997

Here are the speaker bios:

Bruce Pass is Director of Postgraduate Studies and Lecturer in Christian Thought and History at the Brisbane School of Theology.  He is author of The Heart of Dogmatics: Christology and Christocentrism in Herman Bavinck and translator (from Dutch) of On Theology: Herman Bavinck’s Academic Orations.

Janice McRandal is director of the Cooperative, a centre for public theology in Brisbane. Her publications include Christian Doctrine and the Grammar of Difference and Sarah Coakley and the Future of Systematic Theology. She is currently completing a book on doctrine and sport.

Ben Myers is director of the Graduate Research School at Alphacrucis College, and a research fellow of Charles Sturt University’s Centre for Public and Contextual Theology.

Further comments and questions on the facebook page, and email questions and discussion to dr.sam.hey@gmail.com are encouraged.

ANZATS Conference Online Monday July 5 through Wednesday July 7 2021 just $60

The Australian NZ Association of Theological Studies ANZATS Conference initially planned to be held in Perth, will proceed this year as an Online/blended Conference from Monday July 5 through Wednesday July 7 2021.The Conference registration will be slashed to just $60 per person. Keynote Speakers Professor Brian Brock, King’s College, University of Aberdeen. Dr Megan Best, Institute for Ethics and Society, University of Notre Dame, Call for papers closes – April 9thNotification of acceptance of presentation – by April 23rd Registrations open – week of April 12thPresentations available online to delegates prior to the conference ANZATS 20201 Theological Ethics – Monday July 5th through Wednesday July 7thThe special interest themes include Reading the Bible in Australia Reading Luke Karl Barth Studies Theological anthropology Theological Education and Epistles
https://anzats.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/ANZATS2021_Stream_Descriptions.pdf
The organisers will ask the two invited speakers—Brian Brock (University of Aberdeen) and Megan Best (Institute for Ethics and Society, University of Notre Dame, Australia)—and all elective session presenters to provide a pre-recorded video of their presentations by June 15. These recordings will be available for registrants to view prior to the Conference. The four plenary lectures by Brian Brock and Megan Best (i.e. two sessions each) will be 45 –50 minutes each. Elective session presentations will be no longer than 20 minutes The Conference proper will consist of three hours of Zoom sessions each day. These sessions will be dedicated to discussion of the pre-recorded lectures and elective session presentations. Elective session presenters will be present in their sessions to take questions from Conference participants, and a special Q&A session with the two invited speakers will be scheduled. HUBS: The Conference Committee invites institutions to host a Hub gathering in each capital or major city, and regional cities where there is sufficient interest. It is envisaged that the Hub would meet on one of the Conference days, participate in the main Zoom sessions, and enjoy some good fellowship, conversation, and food together. Local organisers are free to offer a time of worship and prayer, hospitality, or other activities as they see fit.https://anzats.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/20210308_ANZATS2021_Conference_Update.pdf
https://anzats.edu.au/conferences/

The Link to register for The Brisbane Australian New Zealand Association of Theological Studies – ANZATS Seminar: “Theology and the university: queen of the sciences?” Next Friday 19 March

Please use this link to register for The Brisbane Australian New Zealand Association of Theological Studies – ANZATS Seminar:“Theology and the university: queen of the sciences?” so that (a) we can cater for local attendees, and (b) we can send the zoom link out to anyone who registers for virtual attendance.In Person, or by Zoom at https://www.trybooking.com/BPPJA

When – Friday 19 March Venue –

Where – Alphacrucis College, Lot 3, 48 O’Keefe Street, Woolloongabba and by Zoom

This seminar will feature papers and discussion by three Brisbane theologians on the question of theology’s place in the university. The papers will be responding to essays on this topic by John Webster and Linn Marie Tonstad (please circulate for anyone who wants to do some reading beforehand).Seminar 2.00-3.30 pm Afternoon tea 3.30-4 pm1.00-2.00 pm business planning meeting of events for later this year, and planning for a local gathering to participate in the national ANZATS conference in the first week of July. You are all invited to the business meeting. Here are the speaker bios:

Bruce Pass is Director of Postgraduate Studies and Lecturer in Christian Thought and History at the Brisbane School of Theology. He is author of The Heart of Dogmatics: Christology and Christocentrism in Herman Bavinck and translator (from Dutch) of On Theology: Herman Bavinck’s Academic Orations.

Janice McRandal is director of the Cooperative, a centre for public theology in Brisbane. Her publications include Christian Doctrine and the Grammar of Difference and Sarah Coakley and the Future of Systematic Theology. She is currently completing a book on doctrine and sport.

Ben Myers is director of the Graduate Research School at Alphacrucis College, and a research fellow of Charles Sturt University’s Centre for Public and Contextual Theology.

Seminar on “Theology and the university” next Friday 19 March with Brisbane branch of the association of theological studies (ANZATS)

Brisbane Australian New Zealand Association of Theological Studies (ANZATS) Seminar: “Theology and the university: queen of the sciences?” Friday 19 March Venue – Alphacrucis College, Lot 3, 48 O’Keefe Street, Woolloongabba This seminar will feature papers and discussion by three Brisbane theologians on the question of theology’s place in the university. The papers will be responding to essays on this topic by John Webster and Linn Marie Tonstad (please circulate for anyone who wants to do some reading beforehand).Seminar 2.00-3.30 pm Afternoon tea 3.30-4 pm1.00-2.00 pm business planning meeting of events for later this year, and planning for a local gathering to participate in the national ANZATS conference in the first week of July. You are all invited to the business meeting. Here are the speaker bios:Bruce Pass is Director of Postgraduate Studies and Lecturer in Christian Thought and History at the Brisbane School of Theology. Bruce holds a doctorate in systematic theology from the University of Edinburgh. His scholarly interests lie chiefly in the areas of classical dogmatics, theological ethics, and continental philosophy. He is author of The Heart of Dogmatics: Christology and Christocentrism in Herman Bavinck and translator (from Dutch) of On Theology: Herman Bavinck’s Academic Orations. Janice McRandal is director of the Cooperative, a centre for public theology in Brisbane. Janice is a feminist theologian who works with critical theory to explore themes of systematic theology alongside politics and popular culture. Her publications include Christian Doctrine and the Grammar of Difference and Sarah Coakley and the Future of Systematic Theology. She is currently completing a book on doctrine and sport.Ben Myers is director of the Graduate Research School at Alphacrucis College, and a research fellow of Charles Sturt University’s Centre for Public and Contextual Theology. His books include Milton’s Theology of Freedom, Christ the Stranger: The Theology of Rowan Williams, and The Apostles’ Creed: A Guide to the Ancient Catechism. He is currently completing a book on the devotional poetry of George Herber this is a great opportunity to meet with fellow teachers, students and researchers in Brisbane, and to engage with topics of shared interest and concern. We would love to catch up.Dr Sam Hey and Dr Ben Myers The readings can be found further down the page on this facebook page for Brisbane ANZATS https://www.facebook.com/groups/714481882462997

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Updated ANZATS 2021 Conference Theological Ethics CALL FOR PAPERS

ANZATS 2021 Theological Ethics
CALL FOR PAPERS
July 5-7, 2021 Online Conference
The ANZATS Council is pleased to confirm that the 2021 Conference Theological Ethics, initially planned to be held in Perth, will proceed this year as an Online/blended Conference from Monday July 5 through Wednesday July 7, 2021.
The Conference Committee is pleased to invite members of ANZATS, NZATS and the theological and wider academic communities to submit a proposal for papers at the 2021 ANZATS conference. Proposals should be no more than 250 words, and include your full name, academic title, institutional affiliation, and email address.
We particularly welcome papers on the Conference theme of Theological Ethics but will also accept papers on other topics related to all theological disciplines. There are also a variety of specific streams to which you might consider submitting a proposal.
Keynote Speakers
Professor Brian Brock, King’s College, University of Aberdeen. Dr Megan Best, Institute for Ethics and Society, University of Notre Dame, Australia.
Due Date for Proposals April 9, 2021

Jon Newton new Pentecostal Commentary on Revelation

Jon Newton will launch his new Pentecostal Commentary on Revelation on Thursday, April 15, 5-6 PM, at AC Melbourne, Level 4, 350 Queen St, Melbourne. The launch will also be online. https://books.google.com.au/books?id=mv8hEAAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover