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ANZATS Seminar Theology and the university: queen of the sciences? Friday 19 March

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Can you please circulate the following seminar to those who may be interested. 

  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 pm

1.00-2.00 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 FreedomChrist 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 Herbert

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


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