Baptist Theology and History Day Conferences

Centre for Baptist History and Heritage (Regent’s Park College)
& The Baptist Historical Society
Day Conferences Remaining in 2014

Saturday 22 November at Regent’s Park College
10.00 am – 4.30 pm.

“Baptists and the Communion of Saints”

‘The Communion of Saints and the Mystery of God” by Paul S. Fiddes (Principal Emeritus Regent’s Park College and Professor of Systematic Theology, University of Oxford.)

‘The Communion of Saints and the Re-Thinking of the Church’, by Brian Haymes (Formerly Principal, Bristol Baptist College.)

‘The Communion of Saints and the Vitality of Memory’, by Richard Kidd (Formerly Principal, Northern Baptist Learning Community).

This study-day will mark the launch in the UK of a book co-authored by the three speakers: Baptists and the Communion of Saints. A Theology of Covenanted Disciples (Baylor University Press, 2014)

This conference is without cost to attend. But please register by emailing secure a place, and bring your own packed lunch (or buy sandwiches nearby): tea and coffee provided freely.


Saturday 6 December at Regent’s Park College
10.00 am – 4.30 pm.
“Movements for Peace in 1914”
A German-British Conference Commemorating the Founding in August 1914 of the World Alliance for Promoting International Friendship through the Churches

Major Papers:
‘An Alliance for International Friendship? Sentiment, Reality, Hope’ by Keith W. Clements (Former General Secretary of the Council of European Churches).

‘The Relation between the International Fellowship of Reconciliation and the Early Civil Rights Movement’ by Andrea Strübind (Professor of Church History and Dean of Faculty, Institut für Evangelische Theologie, Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg)

‘Friedrich Siegmund-Schultze, a Founder of the Peace Movement’ by Erich Geldbach (Emeritus Professor of Ecumenical Theology, Evangelisch-Theologischen Fakultät, University of Bochum and Honorary Professor, University of Marburg)

Several shorter papers will also be offered.
This conference will cost £10 to attend. Please register by emailing secure a place, and bring your own packed lunch (or buy sandwiches nearby): tea and coffee provided freely.

LA Theology Conference

Fred Sanders has emailed to spread the word about a new conference taking place in Los Angeles that he's organising with Oliver Crisp. They hope this the first of many conferences to come. They have an excellent line-up to get started with Alan Torrance, George Hunsinger, Katherine Sonderegger, Peter Leithart and Crisp himself. They are all addressing the theme of Christology Ancient and Modern. Dates are 17-18 January 2013.

For more see the website here.

Baptist History Conference

The 2012 Baptist Historical Society Summer School and the Centre for Baptist History and Heritage
International Conference

Freedom from the Powers: Perspectives from Baptist History

4th July - 7th July 2012
Regent's Park College, Oxford
marking the 400th anniversary of Thomas Helwys' The Mystery of Iniquity

Main Speakers include

Dr. Michael Bordeaux
Professor Malcolm Evans
Professor David Killingray
Dr Toivi Pilli
Dr Alison Searle
Professor John Briggs

Further details found here

I'm hoping to give a short paper.

'Only One Way' one-day conference

Centre for Christianity and Interreligious Dialogue, Heythrop College, London
‘Only One Way?’ : A Conservative Catholic, A Reformed Evangelical and a Liberationist Liberal debate the theology of religions.
Gavin D’Costa
Professor in Catholic Theology, 
University of Bristol
Paul Knitter
Paul Tillich Professor of Theology, World Religions and Culture,
Union Theological Seminary, New York 
Dan Strange
Tutor in Religion, Culture & Public Theology
Oak Hill College, London
To mark the publication of their major new book
11.00am - 3.30pm, 14th October 2011
This day is open to all.  A £5 donation is requested to cover costs. 
The College canteen will be open at lunchtime. 
To indicate that you intend to come or for further details, please contact 
Dr Martin Ganeri, Director of CCID by email:
Heythrop College, University of London, Kensington Square,
London W8 5HQ.

New annual Colin Gunton Lecture

I have just heard that the theology department at King's College London are recognising the huge contribution that Colin made to theology at King's and organising an annual public lecture dedicated to his memory and work. The first one will be on the 20th September and will feature Professor Alan Torrance, as well as a number of other papers. More information will be available I imagine from the department's website in due course. I'm gutted that I will miss it this year as I will be in India, but hopefully some or all it will be either recorded or subsequently published.

Baptist theology conference

Hearts and mind conference logo

I'm looking forward to the hearts and minds: baptists doing theology in context conference at Regent's Park College in a few weeks time (post-Greenbelt), where I'm giving a short paper (still to write!) on the 'end' of worship. Other papers look good. This will be the first gathering of this type since 2008 and its got a new feel to it this time being in partnership with the BU and BMS. Steve Holmes and Cathy Ross are the plenary speakers.

Two-Day Conference in London with Douglas Campbell

Not to be missed!

Beyond Old and New Perspectives on Paul
A two-day conference critically engaging with Douglas Campbell’s proposals in
The Deliverance of God: An Apocalyptic Rereading of Justification in Paul

Venue: King’s College London
Dates: Friday 16th and Saturday 17th December 2011
(Daily schedule runs 10 am-5:45 pm)

Major papers by Alan Torrance (St Andrews University), Chris Tilling (St Mellitus College), Eddie Adams (King’s College London) and Douglas Campbell (Duke University, North Carolina)

Respondents to include Graham Tomlin, David Hilborn and Robin Griffith-Jones

Participants in plenary to include Richard Bauckham; Jeremy Begbie, and Richard Burridge
(All sessions will include full plenary discussion)

See here.