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Galatians & Christian Theology conference schedule

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Tuesday 10 July 2012

TimeEvent
14.00-18.00 Registration at The Gateway
18.00 Dinner - New Hall
19.30 Walking Tour of St Andrews leaving from The Gateway concluding at St Mary's College Senior Common Room (SCR) with an introduction and welcome from Prof. Ivor Davidson, Principal of St Mary's and a reading of Galatians by Mr. John Anthony Dunne. Following the welcome the group will adjourn to various pubs in town to continue introductions.

Wednesday 11 July 2012

TimeEvent
08.00 Breakfast - New Hall (Residents)
9.00-10.30 Beverly Gaventa (Princeton) The Singularity of the Gospel Revisited: Exegetical Reflections on Galatians 1-2 and Ivor Davidson (St Andrews) "The One who called you": Paul, the Gospel and God. In Lecture Room #4
10.30-11.00 Coffee and tea
11.00-12.3 Matthew V. Novenson (Edinburgh) Taking the "Judaism" out of "Paul and Judaism"? Ioudaismos in Galatians 1 and Mark Elliott (St Andrews) respondent. In Lecture Room #4
13.00 Lunch
14.15-15.45

Afternoon Session: Short Papers session 1

A. The Apostle and his Rhetoric – Seminar Room #1

  • Steven Muir (Concordia, Alberta), '"Paul with a Spray Can and Megaphone – Galatians 3:1 in view of Roman Slogans, Graffiti and Public Announcers.'
  • Chris Miller (Cedarville), 'Paul's "New" Gospel in Galatians 1:11-12.'
  • Orrey McFarland (Durham), '"The One Who Calls in Grace": Paul's Rhetorical and Theological Identification with the Galatians.'

B. Ethics and Galatians – Seminar Room #2

  • Mariam J. Kamell (Regent, Vancouver), 'Life in the Spirit and Life in Wisdom: Galatians and James Read in Dialogue.'
  • Stephen Chester (North Park, Chicago), 'Faith Working Through Love (Gal 5:6): The Role of Human Deeds in Salvation in Reformation Exegesis.'
  • David S. Harvey (Manchester), 'Rejected Honour, Following Paul, Modeling Jesus. The Ethics of Galatians in a First-Century Social Context.'

C. 'Apocalyptic' and 'Eschatology' – Seminar Room #3

  • Michael B. Cover (Notre Dame), 'Now and Above; Then and Now' (Gal 4:21–31): Platonizing and Apocalyptic Polarities in Paul's Eschatology.'
  • Darren O. Sumner (Aberdeen), 'The Fullness of Time:' Time, Eternity, and Divine Intent in the Epistle to the Galatians.'
  • Todd Still (Baylor), 'What Time is it? Chronology and Eschatology in Galatians.'

D. History of Interpretation – Seminar Room #4

  • Matthew Chalmers (Oxford), 'Clement of Alexandria and Galatians: φησ¿ in Paedagogus I.6 and What We Can Learn About the Early Reception of the Text.'
  • David Cann (King's, London), 'Galatians 4.6 and 4.19 as Supporting Text for the Divinity of the Holy Spirit in the Epistulae ad Serapion of Athanasius of Alexandria.'
  • Margaret (Magi) Madsen-Hernandez (Claremont Graduate University), 'Reading Galatians in Coptic Iconography.'

E. Christology in Galatians – Seminar Room #5

  • Joel Willitts (North Park, Chicago), 'Messiahship in Galatians: The Matrix of Paul's Theology.'
  • Matthias Grebe (Cambridge), 'Galatians 3:13 and the "Cursed Messiah".'
  • Daniel Cardo (Maryvale, Birmingham), 'Galatians 3:1 as an Early Account of the Eucharist as the Sacrifice of the Cross.'

F. Jews and Gentiles in Galatians – Seminar Room #6

  • Timothy G. Gombis (Grand Rapids Theological Seminary), 'Reading Scripture in Galatia: Galatians 3:10-14 as ad hoc Argument.'
  • Sigve K. Tonstad (Loma Linda), 'Inscribing Abraham.'

G. Galatians and Ecclesial Cultural Formation – Meeting Room #1

  • Rodrigo J. Morales (Marquette), 'Crucifying the Flesh Through Baptism for the Sake of Unity.'
  • Joseph McGarry (Aberdeen), '"…Until Christ is Formed in You": Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Christian Formation, and the Social Form of Christ.'
  • Charles Catterall (Franciscan University of Steubenville), 'Paul, Rock and the New Humanity: How Galatians 1:18-2:14 Points us Toward Global Unity'

H. The Spirit and the Justified – Meeting Room #2

  • Andrew Boakye (Manchester), 'If the Law Could Make Alive: Justification as Resurrection in Galatians.'
  • John Anthony Dunne (St Andrews), 'Pauline Paradigm, Galatian Imitation, and the Suffering Servant(s) of Isaiah: The Use of Isaiah 49-54 for Paul's Argumentative Strategy in Galatians.'
  • Jonathan Jordan (Reformed Theological Seminary), 'Comfort and Longing: The Spirit as Eschatological Hope.'
15.45-16.15 Coffee and tea
16.15-17:45 Thomas Söding (Bochum) Justification and Participation: Ecumenical Dimensions in Galatians and Volker Rabens (Bochum) If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit' (Gal. 5:25): Indicative and Imperative as Substructure of Paul's Theology-and-Ethics in Galatians? In Lecture Room #4
18.15 Dinner - New Hall
20.00 First Keynote Lecture: N.T. Wright (St Andrews) Jesus as Messiah in Galatians. Lower College Hall, St Salvators Quad. Lecture open to the public. Doors open at 7:30pm.

Thursday 12 July 2012

TimeEvent
08.00 Breakfast - New Hall (Residents)
09.00-10.30 Panel on Galatians in Historical Perspective: Patristic Interpretation. Karla Pollmann (St Andrews) and Mark Elliot (St Andrews). In Lecture Room #4
10.30-11.00 Coffee and tea
11.00-12.45 Timothy Wengert (Philadelphia) Martin Luther on "Justification by Curses and Blessings" in Galatians 3:6-14 and Scott Hafemann (St Andrews) respondent. In Lecture Room #4
13.00 Lunch
14.15-15.45

Afternoon session: Short Papers session 2

A. The Apostle and his Rhetoric – Seminar Room #1

  • Alexander Prokhorov (Aberdeen), 'Taking the Jews out of the Equation: The Letter to the Galatians as a Call to Accept Persecution.'
  • Jeremy Gabrielson (St Andrews), 'Politics of Gentleness in Galatians? Identifying One Virtue of His "Violent" Letter.'

B. Ethics and Galatians – Seminar Room #2

  • Sven Ensminger (Bristol), '"Keeping in Step with the Spirit" (Galatians 5:25) Paul's Letter to the Galatians as Manual for Christian Witness in a Multi-Religious World.'
  • Jeph Holloway (East Texas Baptist), 'Galatians and an Evangelical Christian Ethic.'
  • Karin Neutel (Groningen), 'Alien, Essence or Ideal? The Versatile Identity of Galatians 3:28 in Recent Scholarship and Beyond.'

C. 'Apocalyptic' and 'Eschatology' – Seminar Room #3

  • Samuel V. Adams (St Andrews), '"The Drawbridge Comes from the Other Side": Galatians and the Retrieval of Apocalyptic Theology.'
  • Joseph Hyung S Lee (Regent, Vancouver), 'Apocalyptic Allegory in Galatians: Paul's Use of Genesis and Isaiah in Galatians 4:19-5:1.'
  • Edwin Chr. van Driel (Pittsburgh Theological Seminary), '"Salvation History" vs. "Apocalyptic Invasion": A Theological Analysis.'

D. History of Interpretation – Seminar Room #4

  • Chantal Gustaw (St Andrews), 'Reading Galatians and Dante in the 14th Century.'
  • Javier Garcia (Cambridge), '"Not an Idle Quality or an Empty Husk in the Heart": A New Assessment of Tuomo Mannermaa's Interpretation of Martin Luther's 1535 Lectures on Galatians.'
  • Andrew Hay (St Andrews), '"A Spiritual Prison, a Veritable Hell": Law and Gospel in the Galatians Commentaries of Luther and Calvin.'

E. Christology in Galatians – Seminr Room #5

  • Jermo van Nes (Evangelische Theologische Faculteit, Leuven), '"Faith(fullness) of the Son of God?" Galatians 2:20b Reconsidered.'
  • Charles Twombly (Georgia, USA), 'The Faithfulness of Christ: Thomas F. Torrance's Appropriation of Galatians 2:20 Within the Framework of his Theological Vision.'

F. Jews and Gentiles in Galatians – Seminar Room #6

  • Justin K. Hardin (Wycliffe Hall, Oxford), '"If I Still Proclaim Circumcision" (Gal5.11a): Revisiting Paul's Apostolic Mission and Gentile Circumcision.'
  • Bradley R. Trick (Hood Theological Seminary), 'The Singular Abrahamic Seed in Gal 3:15-4:11: Its Dual Sonship, the Purpose of the Law, and the Pauline Gospel of Interdependence.'
  • Jason Myers (Asbury Theological Seminary), 'Law, Lies, and Letter Writing: Jerome and Augustine on the Antioch Incident (Gal 2:11-14).'

G. Galatians and Ecclesial Cultural Formation – Meeting Room #1

  • Heerak Christian Kim (Asia Evangelical), 'Sola Scriptura and Galatians 1:8-9: Galatian's Prejudice Against Alternative Interpretation."
  • Michael Jensen (Moore, Sydney), 'The Future of Humanity in Zadie Smith's White Teeth and Paul's Galatian Letter.'

H. The Spirit and the Justified – Meeting Room #2

  • Scott R. Swain (Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando), '"Heirs Through God": Galatians 4:4-7 and the Doctrine of the Trinity.'
  • J. Andrew Cowan (St Andrews), 'The Legal Significance of Christ's Risen Life: Union with Christ and Justification in Gal 2:20.'
  • Paul Landgraf (Concordia), 'A Cinderella Story: The Role of Galatians within a Gospel Canon.'
15.45-16.15 Coffee and tea
16.15-18.15 Free time
18.15 Dinner - New Hall
20.00 Second Keynote Lecture: Oliver O'Donovan (Edinburgh) Flesh and Spirit (Gal 5:16-26) at The Gateway. In Lecture Room #4.

Friday 13 July 2012

TimeEvent
08.00 Breakfast - New Hall (Residents)
09.00-10.30 John Barclay (Durham) Grace and the Counter-Cultural Reckoning of Worth: Community Construction in Galatians 5-6 and Bruce McCormack (Princeton) Justification by Faith. In Lecture Room #4
10.30-11.00 Coffee and tea
11.30-13.00 Jean-Noël Aletti (Rome) Paul's Exhortations in Galatians 5:16-25 From the Apostle's Techniques to His Theology and Simeon Zahl (Oxford) Desires of the Flesh, Desires of the Spirit: Galatians 5 and the Affections. In Lecture Room #4
13.00 Lunch
14.15-15.15

Afternoon session: Short Papers session 3

A. The Apostle and his Rhetoric – Seminar Room #1

  • Marion L.S. Carson (Dublin), 'Growing Up: Polemic and Pastoral Practice in Paul's Letter to the Galatians.'
  • Dan Batovici (St Andrews), 'The Use of the Scripture in Galatians: A Few Considerations.'

B. Ethics and Galatians – Seminar Room #2

  • Mary Streufert (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America), 'Gender and Justification Within Empire: Toward a Christian Ethic of Gender Justice.'
  • Michael J. Thate (Durham), 'Paul and the Anxieties of Imperial Succession: Galatians and the Politics of Belonging.'

C. 'Apocalyptic' and 'Eschatology' – Seminar Room #3

  • T. David Gordon (Grove City), 'A Covenant-Historical Approach to Galatians.'
  • Raymond Morehouse (St Andrews), 'Apocalypse in Galatians: In Dialogue with Martyn and Portier-Young.'

D. History of Interpretation – Seminar Room #4

  • Christina Larsen (St Andrews), 'Jonathan Edwards on Galatians.'
  • Alistair Wilson (Dumisani Theological Institute), 'Reformed Interpretation and "Freedom" in Galatians.'

E. Christology in Galatians – Seminar Room #5

  • Jonathan A. Linebaugh (Knox, Fort Lauderdale), 'The Christocentrism of Faith in Christ: A Theological Reading of Galatians 2:15-21.'
  • Joshua Rey (Cuddesdon, Oxford), 'Ä•man' Christou: Christ's Covenant of Gift in Galatians 2-3.'

F. Jews and Gentiles in Galatians

• concluded

G. Galatians and Ecclesial Cultural Formation – Seminar Room #6

  • Simon Cuff (Keble, Oxford), 'Reading Galatians with Heidegger: "Introduction to the Phenomenology of Religion".'
  • Jamie Davies (St Andrews), 'Galatians, Apocalyptic, and the Theopolitical Vision: A Critical Engagement with J. Louis Martyn and Martinus de Boer'

H. The Spirit and the Justified

  • concluded
15.30-16.00 Coffee and tea
16.15-17.45 Worship service at Holy Trinity Church lead by the Rev. Dr Ian Bradley (St Andrews) with a sermon by the Rt Rev'd Robert Forsyth, Bishop of South Sydney, NSW, Australia. Following the service there will be a wine reception in St Mary's Quad (or the St Mary's Senior Common Room if raining).
18.15 Dinner - New Hall
20.00 Third Keynote Lecture: Richard Hays (Duke) Apocalyptic Poiesis in Galatians: Paternity, Passion, and Participation at The Gateway. In Lecture Room #4
21.30-22.00 Summary and conference close

Saturday 14 July 2012

TimeEvent
08.00 Breakfast - New Hall (Residents)
10.00 Depart from New Hall

Contact details

St Mary's College
The School of Divinity
University of St Andrews
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St Andrews
Fife KY16 9JU
Scotland, United Kingdom

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