Call for Papers – The Australian New Zealand Association of Theological Schools (ANZATS) conference in Brisbane
The Conference Planning Committee is pleased to invite all members of ANZATS, and the theological and wider academic community to submit the title of their proposed presentation at this conference. Proposals should be 250-300 words in length and include your full name, title, institution/s, location, email and postal address, and previous and current studies and presentation experience.
A diversity of other topics are covered, including Theological education, Learning and teaching, Practical theology and missions, worship and liturgy, Lukan scholarship and Karl Barth.
Proposals for each of the following special interest groups should be sent directly to each convenor:
1 Lukan Scholarship. Please address submissions to the convenor of this forum, Dr Sarah Harris (Sarah.firstname.lastname@example.org)
2 Learning and Teaching Theology. Please address submissions to the convenor of this forum, Dr John Capper (email@example.com) Les Ball, Bruce,
3 Barth Studies. This forum will cover all aspects of Karl Barth study. Please address submissions to the convenor of this forum, Dr Michael O’Neil (Michael.ONeil@vose.edu.au)
4 Missional leadership and other issues in practical theology, The coordinator is Dr Darren Cronshaw, (firstname.lastname@example.org)
5 Darren Cronshaw – research into theological education
6 The book of Revelation. The coordinator is Dr Jon Newton (JNewton@harvest.edu.au)
7 Studies in Worship and Liturgy. The coordinator is Kieran Crichton (email@example.com)
The Conference Theme of the keynote speakers is – Sacrifice –
A diversity of other topics are also covered, including Theological education, Learning and teaching, Practical theology and missions, worship and liturgy, Lukan scholarship and Karl Barth.
The conference speakers are Professor Andrew
McGowan from Yale. His topic will be “Inventing Sacrifice: Gift, Ritual and Violence in the Bible and Christian Theology.”
The second speaker is Frank Macchia who teaches Theology and Church History at Vanguard University. He is editor, of PNEUMA: The Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies.
His topic is – Baptized in the Spirit and Fire: A Reflection on Luke’s Pneumatological Theology of Atonement. For details please see
Details of the ANZATS conference can be found at – https://anzats.edu.au/conferences/
The acclaimed pianist Keith Birchley will link theology and art in a talking concert. The recital will be held from 7pm to 9pm in the Stevens Bonnin Room at Emmanuel College on the evening of the 10th of November. Please RSVP for this event.
Keith’s presentation will examine the interaction between the piety and work of the most explicitly theological musician in the history of western music. Using Luther’s celebrated description of polyphony (i.e. music with several distinct voices sounded simultaneously) as a ‘heavenly dance,’ Keith will demonstrate and perform five of Bach’s Preludes and Fugues as well as the French Suite # 5 in G major. It will be seen (or rather heard!) that the ‘dance’ of polyphony is integral to Bach’s art and faith and leads the listener into the great doctrines of creation, redemption, sovereignty, and atonement. Whether to have your mind stretched, your faith strengthened, or your heart uplifted, come and join us for a unique evening.
Dr Charles Ringma will speak about Paul Tyson’s new book, De-fragmenting Modernity and why its message is important.
From the back cover:
“We live in a strangely fragmented lifeworld. On the one hand, abstract constructions of our own imagination – such as money, information, and mathematical models – are treated as important objective facts. On the other hand, our understanding of the concrete realities of meaning and value in which our daily lives are actually embedded – love, significance, purpose, wonder – are treated as arbitrary and optional subjective beliefs. This is because, to us, only quantitative and instrumentally useful things are considered accessible to the domain of knowledge. Our lifeworld is designed to disintegrate knowledge from belief, quality from quantity, and ‘mere’ reality from the mystery of being. This book explores two questions: why should we, and how can we, reintegrate being, knowing and believing?”
Dr Paul Tyson is the Director of the Emmanuel Centre for the Study of Science, Religion and Society and has written a number of books on the relationship between the lifeworld of modernity and a Christian understanding of reality.